Category Archives: General

RANGOON – Bloody Hell – an unexciting mock-tail of love and war

One waits for the next Vishal Bhardwaj film with bated breaths. He has enthralled us with Omkara, Maqbool, Haider, Saat Khoon Maaf’ and even shown us a different world with Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola. You normally do not get it completely wrong  with a film by Vishal. However, Law of averages must catch up some… Read More »

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A MILLION SMILE celebration- iLEAD – Aid-et-action

I have been fortunate to be associated with AEA – Aid Et Action. I am Director on India Board of this Geneva Based international NGO. It’s Indian Headquarter is at Chennai. The South-Asia region is headed by Ravi Pratap Singh, highly diligent worker and task master. AEA works for ‘Bringing Change Through Education’. They work… Read More »

Control or be Controlled by your Emotions

None of us have a professional or personal life where everything is fine. Perfection is anyway a work-in-progress, so is satisfaction and happiness. It is said, ‘Everything can be taken from a man but the last of human freedoms – the ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances, to choose one’s… Read More »

Brilliant Storytelling…- BOOK REVIEW- A Village Dies- by Ivan Arthur

After a long time, I read a book that is an example of brilliant storytelling. ‘A Village Dies – your invitation to a memorable funeral’ by Ivan Arthur. Published by ‘Speaking Tiger’. It is a story in convenient flashbacks. TVD, is a story of two villages Kevni and Amboli, in erstwhile Bombay. A mixed community… Read More »

First CURTAIN CALL – a nice experience

This year. I have been slow in reading books. I have been focusing my energies and devoting time to two yet to be finished project. I picked up ‘CURTAIN CALL’- Compiled and edited by Rafaa Dalvi and published under ‘Half-Baked beans’ featuring stories by 20 storytellers, on request of one of the authors ( Sanhita… Read More »

Stop writing the print epitaph.

Last week, newspapers were in focus. I read this article ‘What If the Newspaper Industry Made a Colossal Mistake?’ by Jack Shafer, POLITICO’s senior media writer and ‘The Slow, Painful Death of the Media’s Cash Cow’ by Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View columnist. They made some valid points. The inference was too simplistic. According to them… Read More »

BIGGBOSS 10 – WILL ‘AAM AADAMI’ BE THE BIGGEST LOSER

BIG BOSS is back this Sunday. ‘Season 10’ is testimony to the popularity, impact and connect the show with the audience. The format remained static for long. People like me cribbed and raised our voices to increase the non-celebrity quotient. I am happy that finally the AAM ADAMI (common man) will be making a honourable… Read More »

‘M S DHONI- A story that will never be told’- Movie review.

There are many images of MSD (played by Sushant Singh Rajput) etched in Indian Cricket lovers and follower’s mind. One of them is the Cricket World Cup against Srilanka, The T-20 world cup against Pakistan, The famed helicopter shot, Dhoni leaving the ball under his legs for a run out or not leaving the ball… Read More »