Schindler’s List, Palestine and Israel

I had never heard of Schindler’s list – that is not until the start of this year. But all of a sudden it was everywhere. The film was being refereed to students by their studio teachers – both of architecture and media.

So it was only curiosity that made me grab the first chance i got to see it. The film started off slow, with your typical hero engrossed in women and parties, but that perspective soon changed.

As i saw the movie – with commentary provided by my mom and sister as the backdrop, claiming that the film is just a propaganda film- i realized that the Jews have come a long way from the days of WW2.

Things that happened to them can never be imagined, their strength in those times, and their hope that they would make me should be saluted, for the truth is that they have survived. Or it should be said that they have not only survived, but that they have made sure that something like that, never happens to them again.

They are a major part of the power play.. but what needs to be realized that today what we see in Palestine is merely a switch of roles.. You have your innocent Jews the Palestinians, as the Jews play the role of the Germans.. not on the same level… but the massacre is there…

A realization has to come.. Many of us – especially in the Eastern World- tend to dismiss Israel as in human bastards. But the truth of that matter is that they do feel for Palestine.

JERUSALEM, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Friday that he wept upon hearing a Palestinian father calling for help live on television after his children were killed during Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip. “I cried when I saw this. Who didn’t? How could you not?,
“When you win, you automatically hurt more than you’ve been hurt. And we didn’t want to lose this campaign. What did you want, for hundreds of our soldiers to die? That, after all, was the alternative,” Ehud Olmert told the newspaper.
-http://goatmilk.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/i-wept-olmert-says-of-death-of-gaza-children/

They do feel for those human being living and breathing in Gaza- I understand that they have been through a lot – But nothing can justify your act.
Schindler helped you. He made a difference, by not judging people on the basis of their religion.

You need to understand the difference too.

The Programs and Manifestos of the 20th Century

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This was the book selected to be the first book for our class… And the discussions that led the reading of this book were nothing short of invigorating..

Reading such a huge selection of thoughts of one of the most dynamic centuries that we have witnessed, it was no doubt a heated debate..

Starting from the roots of the church being the dominant force to Darwin, and “Religion is the opium of people” we finally came to the topic of the book, and discussed how there was in evolution of the thoughts itself in the book… from a very simple idea of “returning to the true forms ” like the greeks had been able to .. to actually having a program about how to go around accomplishing it… The book is a must read to understanding the architectural development of the 20th Century.

Back to it..

Today was the first day back to university after a month off… God i felt like i would go insane if i stay home anymore.. somtimes i feel i can never be satisfied with anything in life…

When ur working. u will u would die with the burden of it.. and if ur not, then i feel i would die from the lack of it..

I am an Architectural student and i have just started my 4th year in it. .and my teachers were nice enough to mention it to us that this year they would do everything to break us or to either lead us to the point where we have a great thesis..

So i guess this is the high time that i should start thinking about my thesis and what i intend to do with it next year..