The Amazing Bubble Man

 

I understand the allure of the Amazing Bubble Man.

Life is a bubble.
On its gossamer veil thin, the myriad of colour. Dancing, swaying inviting us into its magic.
Every colour of the rainbow.
Sparkling jewels, undulating rivers, waves of hopes and dreams.

The Bubble Man believes he is God; he feels he can create and manipulate destinies. A Power we all wish we had.

He makes bubbles out of bubbles.. Can we make life out of life?
He pulls and stretches and frees at his will.
Can we live life at our own will?

The Amazing Bubble Man.. We all think that is who we are.
Until we touch the bubble.
And no matter how much we love or how gently we touch..it will burst and disappear as if it never existed.

Life is a delicate bubble.
I understand the allure of the Amazing Bubble Man… But he doesn’t.
It is all an illusion.

Fear brings us down before we have even started

life-of-pi-300x225Something I read this morning .. an excerpt from LIFE OF PI, by Yann Martell.
I thought that the way he puts fear into words, might help us deal with it better
“I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … So you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Why do I do what I do..

We all have a story to tell.. but we never choose to tell it? We all have a book to write ..but how many of us will ever write one?

My being alive, is my personal inspiration; the awareness that I am mortal and that I have much to share and much to leave behind for those who follow, is what drives me to want to write.

I see myself as a link between the past and the future, a part of the chain that connects what was and what will be. My belief is that we all have a part to play as the drama unfolds; the role is only a walk on part but the impact is eternal.

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Asian Festival for Children’s Content 2011

Sunita Sharma facilitating workshops at AFCC 2011

Asian Festival of Childrens’ Content 2011

Sunita sharma facilitating a workshop with Dianne Wolfer from Australia “Turning Life Experiences into Fiction.” Dianne is author of 15 books for teenagers and younger readers. I am excited to read and review her Lighthouse Girl which won the children’s choice West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award and shortlisted for the Crichton Award and voted a CBCA Notable Book.

Trikon – The War Within – a play written by me considering the Mahabharata from the women’s perspective- for a change

 

 

trikon-singapore

I recently wrote  a play called “Trikon- the War Within”, based on the Mahabharata, which was very successfully staged in Singapore at the famous Raffles Hotel, Jubilee Hall , for 2 nights in January 2011. Following its immense success, the play is now playing in Bangalore at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall on 8th July and as a Bangalorean myself, I am extremely proud of this achievement.The play includes very talented Bharatnatyam dancers from the Mudrika Foundation in Bangalore and actors from Singapore.

trikon-flyer-bangalore

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Graphic Novels- The Watchmen

THE WATCHMEN:
Graphic texts are often underrated and labelled as bumper sized comics.
Grade 12′ ers may be overwhelmed current pressure, but there is consolation in the fact that IB English language and literature courses cover an inspiring range of literature which opens valuable avenues of thought and appreciation.

Through the use of effective visual, stylistic features, Graphic novels are able to subtly convey serious messages relating to personal trauma and global struggle without the use of narrative.

Maus by Art Spiegelman addresses the long term effect of the Holocaust and Watchmen deals with similar tragedy in considering the fear and effects of the atomic bomb.If you are studying this text, do take the time to read this very informative paper.

http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v5_1/blake/

Life of Pi and Fear

“I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Peter Brooks Battlefield

For Peter Brook’s fans..

http://sistic.com.sg/events/battle1115

For Peter Brook’s fans..

http://sistic.com.sg/events/battle1115

Legendary theatre titan Peter Brook, known for his famous 9-hour Mahabharata, has chosen to take the epic battle at the end of this revered piece of literature and make it a stand-alone play. In 2013, SRT in collaboration with Esplanade, brought…
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