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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Krishna, It Takes TWO To Have A Dialogue.

So, last night was a late night. But absolutely no complaints from me... I got about two hours of sleep and had a tough morning class. But my evening class was one of my best. And then I went to posture clinic and banged out another posture tonight.

So, despite the lack of sleep, I pulled through. However, I still have thoughts from last night's movie running through my head.

We watched about four episodes from the Mahabharat.

I won't go into what all the TV series is about... But I will point out that it is LONG. There are 94 episodes. And the production quality is pretty cheez-tastic. The story is indeed interesting, despite having to read subtitles throughout the whole thing. And then there is Krishna...

Krishna is a character in the movie. And he likes to talk a whole lot. In one of the episodes we watched, it was 99% Krishna talking... And one other character listening.

The only thing that kept running through my head while watching the film was, "I could never date you, Krishna. You're all 'me-me-me-me' and don't let anyone else speak."

I was really sleep deprived. And hungry. And missing the usual star of our films.


  1. I still say he's a DILF (a Deity I'd Like to -- yeah, you know). Must pick up a copy of the Bhagavad Gita (sp?) and commence to readin'.

  2. Haha, it's funny to me how of all people - the above title comes from a bikram instructor to-be :)

  3. Keren, in Bikram yoga, we call it a "dialogue" because the teacher is speaking with their voice, and the students "speak" with their bodies in response.

    Confusing, I know. So many times I have said, "It's not a dialogue! It's a monologue." But now it has been explained to me.

  4. It is a monologue because this scene is the revelation of one of Hinduism's most sacred texts. I presume the producers of the show didn't feel comfortable editing it out, so they made sure the monologue covered all the basic teachings. The amount of time they spend on it reflects the importance they wish to give it (in reference to episode air time). I remember as a child being terribly impatient because they overdid this.

    Epics like the Mahabharat and the Ramayan still define the average Indian/Hindu person's consciousness, their ethics, how they relate to their elders, their purpose in life, etc. Its fastest way to understand the country - so hope you enjoy the experience.