Am terribly disappointed. For a lot of reasons. But the most, by one.
"A man's value/influence on this society is determined by the no. of heads that mourn on this death", it's said.
A legend has just passed away. Not less than a week ago. And what have done other than FB status msgs, Twitter taggings, a few +1's and by some stone agers' Orkut scraps...?
He'd never asked me to buy any of the products of his company. Neither did I care to think of it since they were more clearly overpriced.
But how could such a legend not be here from India...? There has to be an Indian connection, did I think. Not that this is the only country that can host such a genius. But yet, when we don't / cant have something, it's at least a bit soothing to celebrate it as if it were ours.
We Indians are still proud of Aryabhatta/Bhaskara for giving this world it's greatest digit ZERO and other jaw-dropping gyans. Be it Bhagavad Gita/Thirukkural. Rabindranath Tagor…
So we came out of the Hoysaleshwara Temple Complex and proceeded to the nearby Jain Temples. There was a single complex with huge shrines for 3 deities: Aadhinatha, Paarshvanatha & Shaanthanatha.
And as with most other ancient temples, there were intricate sculptures all over, not wasting an inch.
There was HUGE statue of a Thirthankara, must be one of the 3 I had mentioned earlier, but don't know who. Made of a SINGLE rock, he looks magnificent, with a serpentine holding his back and serving as an umbreall. And there's a signature smile - which is the best of anything you'd come by.
And another one, again, forgot who - was just standing there, with nothing adorning him. Nirvana, perhaps. But philosophy aside, I loved the hairstyle! I'm even sporting a similar one now! ;)
A *slightly* revamped version of the last one. Just for a wallpaper with a dark background.
Well, with the Shiva temple right next to this complex - which was a lot similar to the Hoysaleshw…
Well, we all know our beloved A.R.Rahman's latest holllywod venture was 'Couples Retreat'... I got the soundtracks of the movie n all of them were really awesome...!!! With some songs wit the Indian touch, they were all pleasant to the ears...
And the most interesting thing is that there's a full song in Tamil...! :) Can u believe that...? A Tamil song in a hollywood movie...!
The song starts "kuru kuru kangalile" and is penned & sung by our Rahman himself...! :)
In an interview, Rahman said, "The director of the movie asked for a song that must be intoxicating. Well, Tamil can be intoxicating too...!"
The song is really intoxicating and here's the lyrics: