Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Happy New Year!..Happy Diwali!..Kiran and Deepak!

Kiran Desai becomes the youngest woman Booker prizewinner with her novel "The Inheritance of Loss".Desai touches upon many different issues throughout the book such as, globalisation,multiculturalism, inequality and the different forms of love.It took her seven years to complete and Desai used her own experiences of being an Indian living in the United States to help write the novel.The action focuses on the lives of Jemubhai Popatlal, a retired Cambridge-educated judge living in Kalimpong, his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, who moves to live with him and his cook.When a Nepalese insurgency disturbs the region, Jemubhai becomes vulnerable because of his hunting rifles.The revolution also threatens the blossoming relationship between 16-year-old Sai and her Nepalese tutor, Gyan.(BBC) "It certainly draws from my own experiences of being an immigrant and moving from India to England and later to the United States. But it automatically led to other stories as well. Stories from the past and previous generations poured into my imagination and I re-created them in the novel"( prize-event coincided with the the biggest hindu celebration "Diwali" or festival of Lights,symbolizes the victory of good-light over dark-evil.I was informed about from my blogfriend Deepak Gobi the Great (who wants to become an actor) So I dedicate to him the below video-song "Diwali Anthem" by JK Krew.The 'Krew' were formed in May 2006 by Jay Kumar, a leading Choreographer specialising in Bollywood and Bhangra Dance Styles.Bravo Kumar!Congratulations India! Shubh Deepavali! दीपावली की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाऎ


Ecumene said...

The Festival of Light is here
It's the time to light your
It's the time to share our Love
It's the time to pray for peace across the World ...

Let's Celebrate, This joyful time of year !
Let's Celebrate, As Diwali’s here
Let's Celebrate, The Festival of Light
and sing out loud, and dance throughout the Night
Let's Celebrate

Our best clothes with pride we wear!
There's good food for all to share
Across the floor
Rangoli Art
While fireworks shine to make a brighter life

Let's Celebrate, The Festival of Light!
and sing out loud, and dance throughout the Night
Let's Celebrate

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare!
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Ram Ram, Hare Hare
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Ram Ram, Hare Hare

The new beginning brings new smiles!
Good health is wished across the miles
The Celebration is for one and all
As the oldest culture brings your dreams alive

Let's Celebrate, This joyful time of year !
Let's Celebrate, As Diwali’s here
Let's Celebrate, The Festival of Light
and sing out loud, and dance throughout the Night
Let's Celebrate

Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Ram Ram, Hare Hare

Light your Diyas, Diwali's here let's celebrate
Light your Diyas, Love to all let’s forget the hate
Light your Diyas, Peace on earth is what we pray
Light your Diyas, Enjoy your life it's Diwali Day

The Diwali Anthem - by Jay Kumar Solanki and Jayanta Pathak

Ecumene said...

Diwali is an annual stimulus for the Indian economy. Indians purchase gold, gifts, decorations, crackers (fireworks) and household appliances during this festival and many Indian films (Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood, etc.) are released during this period.

On the day of Diwali, many wear new clothes, share sweets and snacks and light firecrackers. The North Indian business community usually starts their financial new year on Diwali and new account books are opened on this day.

Companies offer huge discounts during the Diwali season to attract customers, which helps the economy and also helps the poor. Food distributed as acts of charity during community festivities also helps the underprivileged. Diwali also brings tourists to the country.

Schools in India are closed during this festival, and many young people have the free time and the money to spend on luxury items. Also, people buy new clothes to wear during diwali.

Economics of Diwali

Ecumene said...

Τα βραβεία, εκτός από κέρδη, φέρνουν και πονοκεφάλους. Οι εκδότες μπορεί να έχουν κυκλοφορήσει παλαιότερα έναν βραβευμένο, αλλά άγνωστο συγγραφέα, και να μην έχουν καθόλου στοκ, ή πολύ απλά να το έχουν πολτοποιήσει. Οπως οι εκδόσεις «Λιβάνης», που είχαν εκδώσει το 1998 το βιβλίο της Ινδής συγγραφέως Κίραν Ντεσάι, που τιμήθηκε με το Μπούκερ, «Το δέντρο του Σάμπαθ»,αλλά επειδή το βιβλίο δεν «πήγε» στην αγορά, πολτοποιήθηκε. Την επομένη του Μπούκερ έσπευσαν να το τυπώσουν εκ νέου.
Συνωστισμός στα βιβλιοπωλεία
((Μετά το Νομπέλ στον Παμούκ δεν προλαβαίνουν τις παραγγελίες – στο φουλ οι μηχανές για ανατυπώσεις ))

Στο βιβλίο της, η Κίραν Ντεσάι, η εικοσιεφτάχρονη κόρη της πολύ γνωστής Ινδής μυθιστοριογράφου Ανίτα Ντεσάι, μέσα σε μια έκρηξη μαγικού ρεαλισμού, παρατηρεί με εμφανή συμπάθεια την ανθρώπινη αδυναμία και καταγράφει παράλληλα με οδυνηρή οξυδέρκεια την καθημερινότητα σε μια θεοκρατική και γραφειοκρατική Ινδία. Οι καταστάσεις που δημιουργούνται και οι εκπληκτικές περιγραφές οραμάτων, αρωμάτων και γεύσεων ολοκληρώνουν την εικόνα ενός πολύ διασκεδαστικού βιβλίου που εικονογραφεί τη σύγχρονη Ινδία με τις αντιφάσεις της, μιλώντας παράλληλα για το αλάτι της ζωής: τους εκκεντρικούς ανθρώπους και την ικανότητά τους να σημασιοδοτούν και να εμπλουτίζουν τη ζωή μας.

ΤΟ ΔΕΝΤΡΟ ΤΟΥ ΣΑΜΠΑΘ (Eκδόσεις Λιβάνη)

dodo said...

Θρησκείες διαφορετικές, σύμβολο κοινό- το φως.

Deepak Gopi said...

Hi Ergotilina :)
Thanks a lot.
North Indians have 5 day celebrations.
We south Indians celebrate it only for a day and that was on 21.
दीपावली की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाऎ=Deepavali ki deer saari Shubkamnayen means many many blessings on the day of Deepavali

Deepak Gopi said...

That actress name is Anna Moriera.
I havent seen her films.
According to Cu of Mall: that actress is very popular in Portugal.
To give fressness to the poster I have shaved my stashes after a gap of 4long years.

Ecumene said...

The lights and trees of Christmas
are to be litten, soon

Unity in Diversity and the Search for the Inner Light.


शुभ दीपावली

Aapakaa bahut bahut dhanyavaad Dost

You must be filled of inner light

Central to Hindu philosophy, is the assertion that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Deepavali is the celebration of this Inner Light, in particular the knowing of which outshines all darkness (removes all obstacles and dispels all ignorance), awakening the individual to ones true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality. With the realization of the Atman, comes universal compassion, love, and the awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge). This brings Ananda (Inner Joy or Peace).
to rejoice in the Inner Light (Atman) or the underlying reality of all things (Brahman).

Diwali is also celebrated by
other religions like Sikhism and Jainism.

Those days Ramadan
finishes and Muslims
say Eid Mubarak!...

A phrase of greetings said among Muslims to congratulate each other on holidays. It literally means, "Blessed Festival!" The appropriate answer is, "Allah yubarak feek!" (May Allah bless it for you also!)

Eid Mubarak

dodo said...

Και τα αναμμένα καντηλάκια σε μνήματα και προσκυνητάρια...
Και, βεβαίως, το μέγιστο φως γιά τους ορθοδόξους χριστιανούς, το αναστάσιμο- η επικράτηση τού φωτός επί τού σκότους.

Anne said...

You have a very nice blog, and you certainly seem to love India. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

bidibis said...

Καλέ γιατί του αφιερώνεις ινδικά πράγματα

Χάθηκε να του αφιερώσεις ένα greek famous bouzouki για να λέει ο ζουράρις μετά οτι η συγχρονη ελληνική κουλτουρα έφτασε μέχρι τα πέρατα του κόσμου;

Deepak Gopi said...

I think that is only a music video.
Nayi peedi=New generation.
Good Day :)

Ecumene said...


Dualistic Zoroastrianism also

Zoratustra teaches the worship of Ahura Mazda(good) in the context of a universal struggle between the forces of light(good) and of darkness(evil)

Bahut Bahut Shukriya - Thanks a lot बहुत बहुत शुक्रिया


Ο Ζουραρις ειναι στο δεύτερο video
δες τη γιαγιά...:)

@Deepak Gopi
नमस्ते शुक्रिया Namaste Shukriya

Belinha Fernandes said...

Hello Ergotelina!!!I miss reading your blog and all those opinions it gathers. But it's too demanding for me now.I don't have much time.I'm still catching up on lost work due to that virus.I said the same to Free Cyprus.Your blogs are great but it's not easy to read (and think!!) in english.And it makes me think and wonder.And it makes me feel stupid and misinformed too!That's good because I sick more information!:-)
So these days I answer some comments in my blg and that's it!!But I hope to get more time once I finish my present work.

The poster with Ana Moreira is so funny!Teresa Villaverde is one of our most important new directors. She made a gret movie called Os mutantes.Her movies are about population social condition and characters are often deep and problematic. In Transe where Ana Moreira stars- it's new movie that oppened this October- she deals with violence, emigration,sex exploitation.Ana Moreira is a russian girl hat leaves her house and ends up in Portugal.I did not see it yet. I live in a small city it has a multiplex that shows american cinema first, portuguese second.Unless it's a portuguese movie with lots of sex...because it will sell tickets,ehehehh!!!

Holeart blogspot invited me to do some circles for his blog. It has some pretty nice circles.I enjouyed making it because I dealed with a message and left character making aside.


Belinha Fernandes said...

!!!Seek...not "sick"...of course!:-)

Belinha Fernandes said...

Oh, boy...a lot of mistakes..."dealt" and not "dealed"...I think...I must go back to school!!

Artanis said...

Μιας και διαθέτεις τις μαγικές ικανότητες τηλεμεταφοράς στα μπλογκ και σκαψίματος του ίντερνετ, δες τι μπορείς να κάνεις γι αυτήν την ιστορία:

Χρήστος Φασούλας said...

Ντόντο, Εργατώ, είναι κοινό το φως; Ή μήπως το σκότος;

Deepak Gopi said...

:)Good day

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