Month: October 2006

Taj Mahal (Translated)

For you, Taj Mahal is no less a splendor of love Amidst the eldritch, obsessed are you with its trove   My beloved! Discover for me yet another place where we can meet!   Grandeur of royal palace is deliberately contrasted For the commoners; it’s a sordid message so crafted We mortals have no permit to tread the paths so strewn With baits to allure us into that maze, to dream to its tune!   Before being inveigled into the royal sparks, my beloved! You should have descried the mammoth trickery and fraud! You could have felt the roars of your insignificant abode!   Countless peoples in our world have showered love in abundance Who can claim their heartfelt love ever lacked sincere affections But they lacked the means of advertisement, of crude exhibitions After all, they were like you and I: submitted by birth to cruel situations   This monument, this mausoleum, this unmitigated embankment These are apparition of regal wealth and unmerited enchantment For the records of the wretched, these disdainfully antique afflictions …

A Warning From An “Eyes On The Prize” Creator

Got this from Dr TSB of the media blog Drums in the Global Village. Hey, Folks – Yup, the first 6 hours of EYES ON THE PRIZE will, finally, be re-broadcast nationally on PBS’ “The American Experience” on the first three Mondays in October (Oct. 2, 9, 16) at 9:00 pm (check local listings). They’ll air 2 hours each Monday. Hour 1 – “Awakenings” (1954-1965) — Emmett Till and Montgomery Bus Boycott Hour 2 – “Fighting Back” (1957-62) — School Desegregation, including Little Rock and ‘Ol Miss. Hour 3 – “Ain’t Scared of Your Jails” (1960-61) — Sit-ins and Freedom Rides Hour 4 – “No Easy Walk” (1961-63) — Albany, Ga; March on Wash.; Birmingham Hour 5 – “Mississippi: Is This America? (1962-64) — Medgar Evers and Miss. Freed. Summer Hour 6 – “Bridge to Freedom” ( 1965) – Selma March **Important – PBS is waiting to see the audience response to the first series before it commits to air the 2nd EYES series(8 hours). Though the first series is really inspirational, it is the …