Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thank You, Resul Pookutty.

I come from a country and civilisation that gave the world the word that is preceded by silence and is followed by more silence. That word is 'Om'. So I dedicate this award to my country," said Kerala-born sound technician. This is not just a sound award but a piece of history that has been handed over to me.

Thank you, Resul Pookutty. Not just for the Oscar, but for going out there and proclaiming to the whole world, and to India in particular that he is an Indian, he is proud to be an Indian and that the Indian heritage is his too, despite being a Muslim.

He went a step further. He dedicated the Oscar to India as a gift on the day of the great festival of Sivarathri which India was celebrating while the Oscar function was going on.

He represents the true spirit of India , that secular backbone of the Indian psyche which holds this country together despite the concerted efforts of agents with petty political agenda to polarize this great nation on communal lines.

His speech took me back to my college days when we were Indians first.

Thank you Pookutty. May your tribe increase.


  1. True...It gave me goosebumps and was wishing hard the hooligans who kill in the name of religion would feel atleast one in a millionth part of itfacherch

  2. You are right, KPJ. Now religion, caste and region comes first, before India.

  3. those words of pookutty's sounds platinum. i am writing it up and putting it on my wall along with a poster on Om - Most of all if i could feel the energy to keep up with OM all the more better ..

  4. i thought this was one of the best moments of the Oscars...we forget that we are Indians first!he was supremely dignified and spoke well.after all he is FTI graduate!not a namby pamby like the kapoor idiot.i thought ak was on some nicotine high..!


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