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Filmy music: Current situation

June 19, 2012

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I am a big fan of Hindi film music (not a fan of the term Bollywood). Of late the choices are huge , the names are big but somehow the zing is missing. Lot of new music directors, singers are popping up but somehow the formula is getting repeated. Today’s formula (for the past 3-5 […]

Should we let India implode?

June 14, 2012

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The implosion¬† on all fronts technical, economical, social, political,academic,¬† is imminent in India. The question is should it be delayed with band-aid fix-its like offered in Greece or should it be allowed to implode and come out stronger although quite a few years down the line. My opinion is it should be allowed to implode. […]

The false pride of us Indians

February 4, 2012

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We Indians are always living in a cocoon where we believe in only two things 1) We are like this only and are not going to change . Everybody else has to change 2) In the end everything will be all right (just magically) These two beliefs over the past 5-6 millenniums have screwed us […]

The art of writing a suspense or mystery thriller

January 5, 2012

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I just finished reading “The Girl with the dragon tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. Yep I “just” finished it. whatever it is with popular books I always end up reading very late. Cause I have an ego issue where I think if a book is popular then it is dumb as only dumb people go by […]

I feel Raavan by Mani Ratnam is an eye opener and a Masterpeice

December 31, 2011

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I am writing my comments on Raavan movie by Mani Ratnam and not about the ridiculous RaOne by Shahrukh Khan. For the first time I saw the story of Ramayana being told from Raavan’s perspective. I am a staunch Hindu and since childhood we have been told the stories of Ramayana and Mahabaharata which have […]

Should I watch escapist movies

November 6, 2011

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I am always confused. Should I watch escapist or meaningful movies. I cringed when I watched escapist (or so called Masala movies in Indian film industry) but I got severely affected when I watched sensible and serious movies. A week back I watched Ra.One a masala superhero movie from India which for me was a […]

My view on Current Indian authors

April 8, 2011

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I am a big fan of fiction novels especially if they are sci-fi , mystery, archeology, mythology. The thrill started with reading Michael Crichton and Isaac Asimov. Then with my engineering studies and Job came a lull. I started picking up books again when I went for my Masters to US. The book which re-ignited¬† […]