Skin deep beauty or timeless charm

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

Mujhko pehchaan lo main hoon kaun…?

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…?

What’s size (or anything else) got to do with love?

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?

Will you do what is right? Even at the risk of looking silly?

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?

My thoughts on the horror that happened in Peshawar.

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.