100 Years of Satyajit Ray

Today is 100th birthday (born: 2nd May 1921) of legendary Indian film director, scriptwriter, documentary filmmaker, author, lyricist, editor, calligrapher, and music composer Satyajit Ray! He won Bharat Ratna (the highest civilian award in India), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (the highest award in India for film making) and an honorary Oscars for the lifetime contribution in... Continue Reading →

The Great Indian Kitchen – A Must Watch

I wrote about How I Spent Year 2020 and mentioned my new found interest in Mallyalam cinema. This year, I continue that journey and watched the first Mallyalam movie of 2021. The Great Indian Kitchen! The movie is just amazing! Slow burn that exposes the patriarchal Indian society and the disgusting entitlements of Indian men... Continue Reading →

New Music And New Music Show

In previous blog post I mentioned some interesting Youtube talks or web series which I enjoyed watching during the lockdown. In this post I want to mention some new music and a new music show which I watched recently. I recently discovered two South Indian bands - Thaikkudam Bridge and Masala Coffee. Both have some... Continue Reading →

Review: Portrait of A Lady On Fire

We often use the word "luck" very loosely. For example, I was lucky to find something, or be some place at right time. Actually there is a precise word in English to describe that feeling. It's called "serendipity". serendipity/ˌsɛr(ə)nˈdɪpɪti/Learn to pronounce noun noun: serendipity; plural noun: serendipities the occurrence and development of events by chance in a... Continue Reading →

Life Imitates Art…

Life imitates art far more than art imitates life — Oscar Wilde I was reminded of this quote after seeing two art works - one from 1914 and the other from an unknown period. Both truly depict the current scenario in the world caused by COVID-19 #Corona. Giorgio de Chirico’s masterpiece, “Mystery and Melancholy of... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Khan – Salim Khan

Among the three Khans - I like Aamir and Salman. I don't like Shah Rukh much, and the liking for him is diminishing every year. Aamir is very smart, intelligent, knows his strengths and limitations and understands film medium well. Salman, on the other hand, is a "cursed soul" or "a brat/thug/criminal" based on how... Continue Reading →

Nice Interview of Anatoly Karpov

A lot has been said and written about Kasparov vs Karpov chess rivalry. Even Kasparov has written/spoken at length about Karpov - both good things and not-so-good things. However Karpov still remains a mystery man. Probably because he is not very fluent in English and hence enigma for the English speaking world. Here is one... Continue Reading →

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