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WE, THE SCULPTORS

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WE, THE SCULPTORS
Why is India special? How is India different? What is the idea of India?
We are special because we already have what others are searching for – wisdom of life. What is it? It is the knowledge, acceptance and embracing of the middle path. Why is that wise? Because life exists only in the middle, extremes have been designed as chambers of destruction. Everything that is a waste and not required for life on earth is aligned with the extreme and eventually destroyed. What remains are those and that which exist in the middle.
India is different because we have so much diversity built into our DNA that we automatically reject any concept that is singular.Many invaders tried their best to cloak us in single dimension but we rejected it even as we embraced and accepted what was good in them.Forget external forces; look at our own way of living, philosophy or what we have now come to know as religion. It is not religion at all. That is just the superficial lazy branding to a m…

ANATOMY OF FANBOYISM

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Fanboyism is an age old phenomenon but now an epidemic where fans try to appropriate power, fame, respect, brilliance of the artist, by association.  Earlier it was limited to adoring, sharing and supporting artists and art. Today, fanboys start dictating, lecturing, fighting like they are artists themselves. In fact, most artists do no such thing themselves.  The chilled out groupies are a far cry from this breed. Some of this lot far exceed star tantrums shown even by the artists, they are fans of. Fanboys earlier would just spread the artist's work. This breed is more interested in judging you and showing off their 'knowledge' of art.  These are not fanboys. They are in fact true enemies of art. They have built boundaries between common folks and art, artistes.  You can't just enjoy or talk about a movie, an actor, filmmaker, singer, music, poet, poetry or any art without being judged by this lot. Fanboys are turning people off that art and artistes, more than endearing…