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My Name is Khan

Posted in Hearts & Souls with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by designldg

“Rizwan Khan: My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist.”
(from movie “My Name Is Khan”, 2010)

Today for the second time Shah Rukh Khan has been detained by the US border control, presumably because of his last name.
The Bollywood superstar was detained at a New York airport for over two hours by immigration officials after arriving from India in a private plane with Nita Ambani, to address students at Yale University.
While Nita, wife of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and the rest of their group were cleared immediately, Khan was stopped and was given immigration clearance only after about two hours, sources told PTI.
The US customs and border protection authorities expressed profound apologies for the Shah Rukh Khan detention incident.
Meanwhile there is a strong reaction to this detention in India, mostly from politicians on Indian TV news…
Later Shah Rukh Khan joked about it with the students of Yale University: “Whenever I start feeling arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to America. The immigration guys kick the star out of stardom.”

It also echoes another quote from the movie, “My Name Is Khan”:
“Razia Khan: Remember one thing, son. There are only two kinds of people in this world. Good people who do good deeds. And bad people who do bad. That’s the only difference in human beings. There’s no other difference. Understood? What did you understand? Tell me. Tell me
Rizwan Khan: Good people. Bad people. No other difference. ”
There is inedeed no other difference…this detention shows it well…;)
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A Free Soul

Posted in Hearts & Souls with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by designldg

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This is a portrait of Shobhaa Dé shot last evening.
This amazing free soul is a notorious Indian writer, columnist and novelist.
After being a model, she started a career in journalism and she founded and edited three magazines “Stardust”, “Society”, and “Celebrity”.
In the 1980s, she contributed to the Sunday magazine section of the Times of India.
In her columns, she used to explore the socialite life in Bombay lifestyles of the celebrities.
At present, she is a freelance writer and columnist for several newspapers and magazines.

One of my favourite book by Shobhaa Dé is “Superstar India – From Incredible to Unstoppable”, I used to read it during my long journeys in train and sometimes I could see what I was reading happening in front of my eyes.
I like her freedom which allows her not to mince her words and I’ll never forget what she said on TV at the time of the Mumbai attacks.
This lady is for sure a woman of substance.

A Longing of the Soul

Posted in Hearts & Souls with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by designldg

“Prayer is not asking.
It is a longing of the soul.
It is daily admission of one’s weakness.
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
(Mahatma Gandhi – 1869-1948)

This is a portrait of Indian designer, Piyush Suri shot in January 2010.

But my Soul

Posted in Hearts & Souls with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by designldg

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.
It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
(Judy Garland – American actress and singer, 1922–1969)

This is a portrait of Indian designer, Indu shot in January 2010.

The Soul’s Emphasis

Posted in Hearts & Souls with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by designldg

“What your heart thinks is great, is great.
The soul’s emphasis is always right.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson – American Poet, 1803-1882)

This is a portrait of Indian designer, Nitin Goyal shot in January 2010.

A Dancing Soul

Posted in Hearts & Souls with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by designldg

“It takes more than just a good looking body.
You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.”
(Epictetus – Greek philosopher, AD 55-c.135)

This is a portrait of the most prestigious Spanish flamenco dancer, Sara Baras shot in January 2010.

A Believing Soul

Posted in Hearts & Souls with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by designldg

“Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into.”

(Brian Tracy – American television host)

This is a portrait of French opera singer, Christian.