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Who am I? The question of identity is so important. What if you’ve forgotten who you really are.

Worse, what happens if others know who you are while you stay confused about who you are. What happens if you know who you really are! And more importantly, you know who the others really are!

Ever wondered, “Who am I?”

An adventure awaits you… if you explore your true identity!

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Popular culture feeds on our instinct for anger and revenge. How do we deal with perceived ‘injustice’ and feelings of ‘getting even’. The christian message – to forgive runs contrary to the therapeutic suggestions offerred by psychologists. Is letting go one’s anger the best thing to do? Reservation Road takes us through a journey of exploration and evaluation of what we believe in, what we say, what we do and what we feel about perceived injustice.

  1. What is forgiveness?
  2. Why do we forgive?
  3. What does it take to forgive?
  4. Why is it difficult to forgive?
  5. Can a transcendent resolution help us?

The film gets us thinking about the making and breaking of human relationships. WATCH IT!

I found this interesting article on Reservation Road: What Would Ethan Do?: Notes on Revenge

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Just watched the film Elizabethtown and found quite some interesting take on success and failure. Here are some quotes to think about and reflect

Some thoughts about Success and Failure

“I am ill-equipt in the philosophies of failure” – Phil DeVoss

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” In that moment, I knew success, not greatness, was the only god the world served” – Drew Baylor

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“There’s a diffrence between a failure and a fiasco. A failure is merely the absence of success. Any fool can achieve failure. But a fiasco, a fiasco is a disaster of epic propotions. A fiasco is a folk tale told to other’s to make other people feel more alive because it didn’t happen to them.” – Drew Baylor [voiceover]

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“So you failed. Alright you really failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You think I care about that? I do understand. You wanna be really great? Then have the courage to fail big and stick around. Make them wonder why you’re still smiling” – Claire Colburn

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” No true fiasco ever began as a quest for mere adequacy. A motto of the British Special Air Force is: ‘Those who risk, win.’ A single green vine shoot is able to grow through cement. The Pacific Northwestern salmon beats itself bloody on it’s quest to travel hundreds of miles upstream against the current, with a single purpose, sex of course, but also… life” –  Drew Baylor:

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Director: Radha Mohan
Cast: Prakash Raj Trisha, Ganesh Venkatram

Reviews

At a time when the anathema of female foeticide seems to be still extant, ‘Abhiyum …’ which deals with the delight of having a daughter should make us preen with pride!The Hindu

Radha Mohan chronicles the journey of a father, who showers boundless love on his daughter. The bondage between a father and his daughter, always considered very special, has been captured well by Radha Mohan. All credit to the director for providing a movie which is a whiff of air amidst clichéd run-of-the-mill stuff, specially at a time when a female child is still considered a burden in many families in rural parts of our country

India Glitz Review