Watchful eyes, thoughtful mind

Earth and us ….. past, present and future ….. connected?

New Year Wishes December 31, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Radiance @ 11:59 PM

Dear reader,

Instead of the usual greeting of “Wish you and your loved ones a very happy, fulfilling, inspiring and joyous 2010” I thought I’d do something a bit different, more thoughtful and thought provoking.

I was sent an inspirational video, based on the poem, called “The Interview With God.” The photography is breathtaking, illustrating our need to care for one another and the earth. Feel free to forward this to anyone you think would enjoy it.

Love, peace and gratitude,

Radiance

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You’re racist against green people! :) May 18, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Radiance @ 12:00 AM

GreenThis is a very hillarious video I found on the Green Blog, which is originally from Current.com

 

YouTube ….. what is it good for? September 25, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Radiance @ 8:38 AM
Since I will be basing my blog entries (mostly) on various YouTube videos, I thougt I’d start by writing what I think about YouTube in general. I see that it is mostly used by people for entertainment. Guys are mostly into fun, prank videos, some tricks or sport accidents etc. Girls follow it for makeup or fashion-related “how to” kind of tutorials or reviews. But how many people watch channels which follow serious subjects like art, science, history etc.?
My impression of YouTube, when I got introduced to it a few years ago, was a platform for sharing fun videos with the world. Then as I started delving more deeply, channels of more interest started surfacing. And slowly but steadily my awe for YouTube grew. And now I know that I can find a video about pretty much any topic or subject on it! YouTube also makes you realise even mre the power of internet. This medium of sharing your thoughts and talents has given innumerable people a worldwide exposure at a click of a mouse. Its also not very difficult to get yourself broadcasted, all you need is a computer, a basic cam that will do reasonable recording and an internet connection. And best of all, its FREE! What I also find interesting is the “related videos” feature…..it sort of sucks you into the subject about wich you have started watching the first video. And before you know, you have clicked on and watched about 10-15 videos and the clock has gone ahead by 1 or 2 hours!
I am a person with interest in diverse fields and subjects. Eventhough I’m a scientist by profession, I’m equally interested in art, history, linguistics etc. And YouTube is a great place for people like me to find interesting things to watch and hear in one place. One day I find myself completely mesmerised by different styles of artworks of various artists from all aroud the world and the next day I’m fascinated by the “forbidden science” research being carried out at variuos places that puts forth some really thought provoking theories. And on yet another day I am impressed by the skills of a makeup artist giving free online tutorials to women around the globe on how to make themselves more beautiful. I’m going to attempt to showcase these thoughts and emotions in my blog.
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Why the blog? September 24, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Radiance @ 5:26 AM
It all started with me starting a channel on YouTube. Most of you would agree that Facebook and YouTube are a big rage amongst people of almost all ages, for different reasons. I had made 4 videos (with some help from my colleagues) for the India Student Association which I was a part of in my school years. So I thought of uploading those videos somewhere and YouTube seemed like a good place. Then came along a few other videos I recorded at a music concert I attended. In this process I also started looking at other people’s videos, liking them, subscribing to the channels etc.
If you go to my YouTube channel, you’ll realise that I’m interested in myriad of different things, from art videos, comedies to old bollywood music and science. And when I watch these videos, they evoke thoughts in me. So a few days back, when I was reading through a freind’s blog, I thought why not give it a go myself. So at least to begin with, I’m going to chose random videos on YouTube that I find interesting and just write about what it made me think of. May be in future this would escalate to writing about other things, issues, subjects or it may not. But I’m going to give it a go anyways.
Eventhough I’ve chosen a career in science, I’ve always been interested in art and linguistics and been pretty good at creative writing in my younger days. Then due to obvious reasons, as I went for higher education and job, writing became mainly scientific writing, like thesis, publications etc. So now, once again, I feel like finding the long-lost creative writer in me. So here goes nothing……….
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