Thursday, March 31, 2005

"Four Arguments For The Elimination Of Television"

"The mind is never empty, the mind is filled. What's worse, it is filled with someone else's obsessive thoughts and images.

Why do you think they call it programming?"

Jerry Mander, "Four Arguments For The Elimination Of Television"

Sunday, March 20, 2005

My favourites:

  • Flowers: Daisies, marigold, hibiscus.
  • Comics: Tinkle, Tintin
  • Comic strips: Between Friends, Dennis, the Menace

  • More to come
  • Monday, March 14, 2005

    More reasons not to watch TV

    Because of TV no one can sit & speak face to face. No one concentrates on the other. Its more focus on what’s on TV, and then maybe listen to something the other has to say.

    Everyone and every furniture is pointed towards one point - the TV.

    TV is more like a book. For personal viewing. With books, we take time and space off to read it. That way nobody hinders the reading. And we don’t disturb anybody else. But with TV converted into a group activity, combined with the plethora of channels - there is so much scope for clash.

    Cinema is for mass viewing, where we take time off to watch a movie, which we know will end at around a particular time. And then we all are back together to discuss it or something else.

    TV is endless entertainment. More like eating chips. Great taste, so should be eaten in moderation. And it provides no nutrients for the body, if you make it your meal everytime.

    But with TV at home and remote in hand, who can practise moderation. After all, what’s the logic behind having a bar in the house of an alcoholic.

    Plus, you can practise moderation. But how can you expect the same from others in the house. And even if you practice moderation, how can you be sure that the non-TV hours of all members are in sync ?

    Things To Do: Instead Of Watching TV

    Friday, March 11, 2005

    Facts about me

    1. Am addicted to TV, so have barred it from my new home.
    2. Am particular about aplha-numeric and chronological orderin of everything.
    3. Bookshops used to be my favourite haunts.
    4. Gradual vegeterian, the only one in my family from all sides and have never converted anyone else.
    5. After 10 years of Vegetarianism, now have started eating Fish & Crab ! Love them !
    6. Have Bungee-jumped. Twice.
    7. I am an Aquarius.
    8. That explains my love for Water.
    9. I dont have a four-wheeler license yet
    10. I know to knit a muffler
    11. I like football, and don't follow cricket
    12. I like romantic comedy movies with happy endings.
    13. I like sitcoms - F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Fraizer, Kareena Kareena (Zee 9:30pm), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (Star One Mon 9pm), Caroline in the city, Still Standing,...
    14. I love shopping for lemon.
    15. I love these guys: Spiderman, Jackie Chan, Aamir Khan, Arnold Schwarzenegger
    16. I love to eat.
    17. I need minimum 3 hours sleep and no limit on max.
    18. I procastinate - to henna (color) my hair, to buy new clothes, ....
    19. I think cooking is an over-rated art.
    20. In a bookshop I mostly shop for notebooks
    21. My Goals at different points in time: To become a fashion designer, photographer, cafe shop owner, writer, film-maker, cartoonist, illustrator.
    22. My hubby is a cricketer
    23. My mom did my embriodery assignments in school
    24. My oldest & best out-of-town friends, I am still in touch with: Jayamala, Loya, Manjula, Meena, Nalini, Pinki, Preeti, Veena.
    25. We live in a spacious campus, with wide open, green, breathing space - a novelty in my city.