Posts Tagged ‘My Blog

24
Jun
09

Unkept promises

About 3 weeks back I made a promise that I would be updating my blog regularly. But Layla is making the life of the blogger in me rather difficult. A week has passed since college reopened and also its been exactly a week since my last post. See what I mean.

There are times when I wonder on what basis India Today named Layla the no.1 college in the country. They say my college has the best Vis Com dept. in the whole of South India. But just imagine Vis Com without a subject on Copywriting.  I had chosen Copywriting and Photography as my first and backup choices respectively for one of the major subjects. But apparently someone forgot to remind me that this is Layla and anything can change without a warning, for worse. They decided to scrap Copywriting citing lack of faculty. If this wasn’t enough, one of the professors gave the lamest possible excuse – Copywriting doesn’t have any scope. Has the guy lost his senses? Ironically, a new Dept. of Film Studies has  been started as a sister department. When you’re in Layla, it becomes evident to you that Cinema is the only synonym for Media.

But everything is not bad in final year. A couple of posts back, I had mentioned about the professor whom I loved to hate becoming one of my favorites this time around. I seriously thought that this guy had absolutely no future whatsoever as a teacher. But the way he has been taking classes this past week, you’d never feel its the same guy. Guess, four semesters of NOT handling my class helped him. Other subjects like ‘Visual Asthetics’ and ‘Development Communication’ has also so far proven to be interesting.  Also, today first years joined. I’m told that there is a cute mallu chick among them. A daughter of a prominent actor as well as a former child artiste are also among the crowd it seems. Unfortuinately I was not among the group who were asked to ‘show’ the first years around today. Ah, who cares, its not very long until Freshers Day.

That’s all for today. Guess I won’t be able to keep up the promise of regular posts because of college.

Ciao

11
Nov
08

It’s good to be back online after almost a month of non-existence. Project deadlines, problems with computer and my internet connection along with a few other reasons have so far been keeping me away from my beloved blog. A lot of things have happened while was away. The US Presidential election, Recession, Sourav’s and Kumble’s retirement and a host of other things have been making deadlines. And looks like even wordpress has changed during my absence. Hmm, a lot of new features. Gotta check them out.  Now that Im back, guess I should resume my tryst with blogging destiny. I just hope something worthy to be written about happens now.

14
Aug
08

My blog… A conflict

I’ve decided to write about the title of my blog- Dominus Illumanitio Mea. By now, you must have at least figured out that it is Latin.  It is indeed Latin. The exact meaning of the phrase is The Lord is my light which is from the Bible. It is the opening verse of Psalm 27. The reason I chose it is beacuse I am an ardent fan of God. Also I felt it sounds kinda cool. I have learned that the phrase is also the motto of the University of Oxford and also appears in the University’s coat of arms. Actually I didn’t know this when I started the blog.

About the tag line – I Think, Therefore I am. This was actually in Latin and I decided to use the English translation. Its like this in Latin- Cogito Ergo Sum. It was actually used by the French philosopher René Descatres his book Prince of Philosophy. He had actually used it as a rationalistic statement against the Christian hegemony.

An interesting part is that both the statements Dominus Illuminatio Mea and Cogito Ergo Sum are contradicting. The former glorifies God whereas the latter is against the Chrch. This is purely incidental and I had never actually noticed it. I realised it only while studying the latter. Anyways I guess its pretty cool to have two conflicting phrases together like an oxymoron. As they say the life itself is a conflict. And so is Blogosphere, right?

30
Jul
08

my first blog post… sigh

damn… im writing my first blog and i don’t even know what to write…. well anyways… lets see what the future holds for me…  Its past midnight now and i don’t think im gonna waste my sleep on this silly first post of mine..  adios till my next post.. 🙂