Sunday, January 25, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

a Biblical thought...
Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Moses could not enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud had settled upon it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. (Exodus 40:34-35)

a Book thought...
When the going gets tough, when doubts crowd in, when fear and uncertainty threaten, the called return to the experience of their call. (p41)
a Dave thought...
This week I went to the cinema to see Slumdog Millionaire and was not disappointed. Although at times this movie is disturbing it is so much more than a couple of hours of entertainment & as you will read below it is inspiring the young living in the slums of India. Take the time to go and see this amazing movie, the images will stay with you for a long time.

Slumdog Millionaire, which won four Golden Globe awards and ten nominations for the Oscar, has probably been the most talked about movie in recent weeks. Not just for its India-centric storyline but also its music composer AR Rahman, who after having won a Golden Globe, now has three Oscar nominations
to his credit.

He used the Slumdog Millionaire anecdote in this context, canvassing for more funds to promote entrepreneurship among the poor. "A slum like Dharavi in Mumbai is humming with business ideas and innovation, so we have to reach out to these people. Formal education does not necessarily measure success. Men and women are innovative and are willing to take the risk of starting a business venture," he said. Besides the movie example, Chidambaram also cited instance of a girl in a Delhi slum who started a beauty salon with a government loan. He said such efforts from the government helped in creating in more self-employment amongst the slum dwellers.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Grazer said...

I concur Dave! I went and saw it during the week and thought it was very powerful