Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wanna wear Fur? Think again! Seriously!

Undercover investigators from Swiss Animal Protection/EAST International visited fur farms in China. Their findings are ghastly disturbing.

The insanely brutal shocking method of how fur is skinned from poor animals while they are still alive, breathing and struggling to fight excruciating pain, will send chills down your spine.

This particular undercover revelation is about unregulated fur farms in China, but I strongly believe (which are not baseless!) that it is true in (if not all then) most part of all the countries, undeveloped or otherwise. Besides, if you are not surprised, same is true of the slaughter houses you get your meat from, whether it is chicken, beef, pork or sausage. And the same goes for leather goods too!

So, think twice before indulging your sartorial desires!
Consider yourself equally culpable, for your consumption is harboring and encouraging these industries. At least consider reducing your consumption, if you just cannot live without it. Soon you will learn you actually can!

I thank God I'm a vegetarian, at least, knowingly I not causing inhuman torture of utmost degree to some speechless organism. Sometimes, I really wonder, if the purported superior intellect of humans warrant and justify such cruel acts. If so, then you cannot blame terrorists for doing what they are doing either!

Warning: The video is insanely inhuman, don't click on the play button if you are faint-hearted. But read the info on the page and you might reconsider fur as a clothing and meat as your preferred choice of food!

Note: If you are to argue that eating plants is also brutal act of same degree, then please don't even bother arguing here. Because you don't understand the basic theory of Levels of Consciousness, the fact that plants lack consciousness (not feeling, though!) and premises of Ahimsa (which again is an immensely intricate philosophy).

Links/See Also:
  1. A Shocking Look Inside Chinese Fur Farms
  2. You know why humans suck?
  3. Logical! Debunking the myth

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Some Photos

Some photos I shot recently, thought of sharing them...
0. Beautiful Moon

1. Serene Reflection

Photo Credits : Atul Talesara
Equipment : Canon EOS-30D + Tamron 18-200
Focal Length : 200.0 mm
Moon : 1/400s, f/9.0, ISO-500
Reflection : 1/100s, f/6.3, ISO-400

Friday, March 06, 2009

Watchmen: Do not watch it!

Yes, it has been a long time, and you guys have been waiting to hear from me. Trust me, there is, as always, tons to share. But too many things happening in a very short time. So I'll cut short the blog right to the point: A deplorable act I committed today: seeing the movie Watchmen.

Watchmen... Who Watches the Watchmen...
Another, what I would call, a in-theater-disaster for me. Had gone to watch it, only because it was a team-outing meant as stress buster after they had under gone yet another release cycle (read it was FREE!). Thought it wouldn't harm, but I was wrong. My head hurts now. Only 2 cups of black tea and a little ranting on this post alleviated the pain!

The movie has used good special effects, but after a while you feel it is just too much. FX is simply over used. The amount of bloody maiming and ruthless butchering and the spit-out-guts scene thrown at you would really turn you off after few initial minutes. That whole thing makes you miss the whole point of the movie, which, as you might have easily guess if you watched the trailer, is 'A Band of super heroes saving (or at least wanting to save) the world from N-war'.

There is too much of narrative to make the scheme difficult to follow in one pass. And even after multiple passes it probably would be hard to grasp it without any background of reading the novel from which the movie is adapted. The characters seemed underdeveloped on the screen.

And for other times when the so-called-super-heroes and villains are not ruthlessly mutilating each other, they are making out. But even that doesn't get any thumbs up from me. I would say it is not tastefully done.

A one-liner description of the movie:
Watchmen is an absolute abuse and a disastrous waste of special effects technology (and probably tons of money)!

To me, it was a criminal waste of time to watch it, esp. when the sun was out for all those close to three hours we wasted inside one dark room with incredulously loud noise, which by the way, ruled out all possibility of slumbering in cozy reclining seat! Sitting out in sun with a cup of Mighty Leaf's lightly flavored steaming Spring Jasmine Tea and staring at nothing and doing absolutely nothing would have been a better investment. Especially when you know sun doesn't come out so often here in this season!

Seriously, can't believe it is the same Zack Snyder who so beautifully directed 300 (my review here).

  1. Please do not waste your precious money, and above all TIME, on this lame celluloid.
  2. Should you choose to ignore the above unsolicited advice, don't even think of taking your girlfriend with you on this movie, else, rest assured, this is going to be the last movie you would be watching with her :D Don't tell me you weren't warned!