Friday, September 4, 2009

A Death and Two Funerals



Yesterday was a day when the world saw the death of one the dynamic chief ministers of the country that unfolded in episodes. The day began with the first episode where rescue team resumed one of the biggest search operations of the country. The second episode was when one of the channels reported that some wreckage of the copter was found. The channel called ‘Sakshi TV’ ironically belonged to YSR’s family was the one to report it first. One of the helicopters that were hovering around the crash site dropped a paper wrapped around Lifebuoy soap. The paper contained the GPS coordinates of the crash site. All along the search operation YSR was believed to be alive as ELT was not triggered. Unfortunately YSR and other co passengers were after all human beings. All the rescue team could bring back were their mortal remains. This is the saddest part of all.

When the whole of India were glued on TV to watch funeral of YSR, the rest of the world also had another funeral to be watched. It was the funeral of Michael Jackson, the king of pop. There can be nobody in this world who never knew of the person called Michael Jackson. He is, was and will be the most famous person on earth. Chinna kozhandhaiya keta kooda theriyum. He is a person who has influenced people of multiple generations. His works have inspired a lot of Kollywood directors. Shankar is one such director who has exploited MJ’s works in most of his films. Some of them are ‘Maya Machindra’ song from Indian is based on ‘Remember the Time’ of MJ, Anniyan climax is based on ‘Thriller’ video’s climax, ‘Kannodu Kanbathellam’ song from Jeans where a skeleton will be made to dance is based on MJ’s song called ‘Ghosts’, ‘Break the Rules’ song from Boys is based on ‘They don’t really care about us’ number of MJ and a lot more. He is a genius. He healed the world. He was gone too soon.


"Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live." -Jean de la Bruyere

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