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Amazing Indian street kid from Mumbai

As an Indian, I feel proud to see this video. But when I think of Ravi, the kid in this video, I feel bad that he has to spend his life on the streets when he could have achieved so much in his life. This is not just the story of Ravi, its the story of India. Immense talent, immense power, but still criminally under-utilized. Spread this video around, if you can.

The same kid, in his teenage years…

July 7, 2008 Posted by | amazing videos, culture, general, inspirational, videos | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Everybody’s free to wear sunscreen

A beautiful, inspirational song directed by Baz Luhrmann, the acclaimed director of movies like Moulin Rouge and Romeo and Juliet. This song, written by Mary Schmich, was published as a column in Chicago Tribune in 1997 titled Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young“. It has been sung by Lee Perry and Quindon Traver. One of the most popular songs of all times, it became a sort of an urban legend. Some people even sourced it wrongly to it being an MIT commencement speech, but thats just a hoax. For more information on the song and the lyrics, click here.

This song, in some ways, is similar to the Obama music video, a lyrical manifestation of the “Yes we can!” speech, which is currently a rage on the internet. Both are inspirational to the hilt, make you want to do something. As Mary Schmich says in the video above, “Everyday do something that scares you“…something like that…

April 12, 2008 Posted by | general, inspirational, videos | , , , , , | 1 Comment