Oct 29, 2007

SHAKESPEARE AS A COMIC STRIP?

First of all I wanna say - my blog so my perspective.This is a BRIEF compilation of a paper i wrote for my Language Intensive Study Programme class.It's supposed to be informal and written PURELY from one's perspective.

The usage of language and the way Shakespeare formulates his words in his plays is what Shakespeare's plays are most famous for.The language is what makes it most intruiging.But I do wonder sometimes if they would enjoy more popularity in modern times if they could be written in proper everyday english,or would that take away the beauty of his plays?

If Shakespeare were to be adapted into a comic strip,I do not necessarily think that it would be a degradation of his work or of the original text.It would simply mean putting it in a simpler and everyday form of English.It would naturally appeal more to people and perhaps even expose the lighter side of the plays rather than emphasise on the tough text,in the meanwhile making the reader so much more disinterested.Also,it just might raise interest in the reader to read up the original text and familiarize himself/herself with Shakespeare.I for one know from the observations that i have made that hardly anyone picks up a Shakespeare book and reads it for pleasure in its original context.

Now this brings about another question - If Shakespeare's plays were to be converted into comic strips,then would it be appropriate if the text were in some other language besides English?According to me,that would be rather awkward because they were written in a particular manner pertaining to to a particular society.I know of a few Shakespearen plays in its original texts that have been translated but to me,when i say 'Shakespeare', it is always the English language that comes to my mind.

No,I do not think that converting Shakespeare's plays into comic strips is a bad idea.Obviously the text will not be in its original form but that need not and does not degrade or take away the essence of the story as long as it is done properly without changing the characters and the story.

Oct 10, 2007

KAPI

Ka blog ah hian khawvela ka hmangaih ber chanchin ka post a trul ka ti tlat a,tuman chhiar lem lo mahse ka nun a mi pawimawh ber chanchin tel lo chuan ka kim thei lo.

Min kalsan ni khan ka trap ve thei si lo...khatianga na hrehawm kha chu ka tuar duh tawh ngailo.Hmanni lawk khan ka dam lo vak mai a,ka thriante ka ti mangang thawkhat hle a,mahse khatih laia ka nat hrehawm lai ber pawh khan KAPI ka hlauh ni a ka rilru na kha chu a tluk thei chuang lo ani ber e.Ka kum 22 birthday hma ni chiahin min boral san a. MARCH 2,2007 - khami ni zet kha chuan ka rilru kha sawi rual loh in a na ve tlat a ni ber e.

'Lalsangzeli' ti a ka hming sa tu,ka dam loh a min buaipui ber thin tu,ka kawr hak tur te min leisak thrin tu,ka chawhmeh duhzawng siam thiam ber tu,nitin ka inhnial pui thrin mahse min hmangaih ber tu....ka ngaih chang che in i inah pawh lo kal mah ila i awm tawh dawn chuang si lo...

"Bawihte,ka ngai lutuk che,ka tawngtai na ah ka hre reng thin che aw"

"Bawihte tumah hi biak chhiat loh tur,tlin lohna te chu kan nei theuh alawm"

"Bebite,i bai tur ka rawn ken che"

"Mate,tha takin lekha zir tur,lunglen te chu a rei hleinem,a reh mai alawm.Zirna hi a pawimawh ber"

"Ka bawihte hi chu a lian tha zuar zuar ania"

a tih thrina a aw te kha ka rilru ah hian a cham reng thin.Helai spot hi chu ka ngaih ban theih loh - Kapi tan liau liau ka'n hauh ve ang e....

Oct 6, 2007

CONFUSING CONFUSION



#Am I Indian, am I Asian??
Or am I Mizo, more I still wanna know!
When I say I’m Indian
They say,”Can’t be coz you don’t look Indian”.
When I say I’m Mizo
They search their maps high and low…
Then I say I’m Asian
They say,”Japanese,Chinese,Korean?”
Now you tell me
In your eyes,from your mind what do you see??


#India – Unity in Diversity,
Does’nt that sound pretty?
Or is the concept rather pretty silly?
With contempt, with mockery –
They say Bihari, they say Chinky.
Help me analyse,let me understand!!!
Where, o where should I stand?


#I’m a Mizo.I come from Mizoram,
That’s always so easy to say.
I’m an Indian,I’m from India…
Now why is that always so hard
to say??