Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Rashomon is a1950s award-winning movie made by Akira Kurosawa. At the simplest level, the movie explores the concept of truth from different points of view. But, it also interpolates human frailties such as selfishness, betrayal, guilt as sub-themes by presenting several incomplete and at times contradictory versions of the same event from the eyes of four different witnesses. In my view, the movie excels in prodiving great insights into the workings of human mind by shining just enough light in the gray area between right and wrong to expose the relativity in ethical issues.

A classic for any time and age.

Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore
Of nicely-calculated less or more.

- William Wordsworth

What I needed most was to love and to be loved. I rushed headlong into love, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers of jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burts of anger and quarrels.

- St. Augustine