So, it was one of those exceptional weekends when I had some leisure on my hands and I was lazily surfing television channels when I chanced upon this song playing from ‘Aandhi’ where a very middle-aged looking Sanjeev Kumar was crooning with Suchitra Sen ‘Is mod se jaate hain…’ whilst ambling down a lush meadow. Another channel was airing ‘Bindiya chamkegi…’ a hot Rajesh Khanna-Mumtaz … Continue reading Skin deep beauty or timeless charm
I was rather intrigued! Ever since the meeting with SRK had been finalized, I was very eager to understand that when would we all get to witness the reinvented version of SRK Part Two…after all, in the entertainment and film industry, where memories spans merely last from one Friday to the next, in between movie releases, here was a man who had mastered his craft … Continue reading Mujhko pehchaan lo main hoon kaun…?
The other evening, after a ‘hard day’s life’, when I decided to kick off my sandals and put my feet up on the couch, I was surfing channels with my TV remote when I caught a part of an ad on Titan watches featuring Katrina Kaif wherein she asks in the end, “When is the right time to get married?” And answers, “When you find … Continue reading Ten Reasons not to get Married
Chew on this… Let me begin by confessing that I am a complete movie buff and never miss an opportunity to catch a film worth its while. The dark cocoon of the auditorium, playing out stories of myriad characters on the silver screen, simply transits me into a relaxed and comforting zone, which I seek ever so often, away from the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading Aiye toh ek aadat hain
A recently released movie called Dum Laga Ke Haisha set me thinking about a lot of things – beauty, love, discrimination, prejudice, bias. Not that the movie is preachy or anything. It’s a sweet, charming film but it quietly manages to linger in your mind and trigger off some ‘thoughts’. The movie, set in the 1990s, is about a small town shopkeeper who is made … Continue reading What’s size (or anything else) got to do with love?
I was having dinner with a few colleagues and friends over the weekend and during the course of the evening’s conversation, I noticed the distinct change in people’s stance when it came to NaMo, our Prime Minister. From an all out show of strength by the same set of people for him less than a year ago, the mood in the room seemed to be … Continue reading Will you do what is right? Even at the risk of looking silly?
I have always been hopeful that mankind is generally heading in the right direction. From our caveman days of acting like animals, and tribes that practiced cannibalism, and might being right, we seem to have come a long way. Over the last few hundred years, the slow but gradual establishment of the rule of law in large parts of the world ensured that human lives … Continue reading My thoughts on the horror that happened in Peshawar.