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 →
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 →
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 →
As the year 2019 comes to close, I have been lazy since last 1 week or so and basically indulging in lots of leisurely stuff - reading, listening to music, watching movies, web series etc. Year 2019 was one of the worst years in my life - emotionally, physically and financially...and I am glad that... Continue Reading →
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 →
I am continuing with Algebra talk shows and sharing a rather controversial video. Definitely my RW frenemies are going to hate this, if they bother to watch this in first place. I did not know some interesting stories related to Sabarimala and Ayappan. I'm sure there would be many dismissing this version. Anyways, won't write... Continue Reading →
I have never ever heard 'mouth organ' like this in my life -Bandish in Raag 'Sarang' by Shubhranil Sarkar (Kolkata).