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 →

William Dalrymple on The Anarchy

One of my favorite literary events is Jaipur Lit Fest, which is now well established after 8-10 years of its existence. I follow on YouTube a lot of talks from the Lit Fest. Just a couple of days back I watched this talk by historian William Dalrymple's on his book The Anarchy - which tells... Continue Reading →

Three Good Short Films

The first one is a 1964 short film - Two - by Satyajit Ray. It is supposed to be symbolic of war between America and Vietnam. The rich kid is said to be Raj Kiran, who later became a Bollywood actor in 1980s. In 1964, renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray was asked to create a short... Continue Reading →

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