Monthly Archives: February 2016

The pain of being lonely but not alone

Pachpan Khambhe Laal Deewaarein (fifty-five pillars and red walls) is a classic piece of Hindi literature authored by renowned Hindi authoress – Usha Priyamvada in 1972. This novel has been a much talked-about one in the Indian literary circles and … Continue reading

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The ankle-bells symbolizing a courtesan’s fate

Ghunghroo was released in 1983. It is a movie made under the banner of Prakash Mehra but directed by Prakash Mehra’s assistant Ram Sethi who is better known for doing comedy roles in his movies. The movie was a flop … Continue reading

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Make in India vs. Made in India

There has been a noise of ‘Make in India’ all over for quite some time. The honorable premier of India is chanting this mantra time and again before his countrymen as well as the others. However it appears that his … Continue reading

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A holiday for murder

Mystery-queen Agatha Christie’s certain novels have been published under more than one title. One such novel is ‘Hercule Poirot’s Christmas‘ which has also been published under two more titles – one is ‘Murder for Christmas‘ and another is ‘A Holiday … Continue reading

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Sachin and Anjali : The power of love converting good to great

During the spring of 1990, a seventeen years old teenager boy Sachin Tendulkar happened to meet Anjali Mehta, a 22 years old medical student and the daughter of a seven time national bridge champion – Anand Mehta. The first meeting … Continue reading

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An old movie still relevant

Mere Apne (1971) is a movie not only contemporary but can well be described as ahead of its time because the issues portrayed in it are relevant even today, after more than four decades. The movie can be described as outstanding, … Continue reading

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A loving husband in search of his missing wife

Surendra Mohan Pathak can quite justifiably be called the Agatha Christie of Hindi novels. Though he has written a number of action-packed thrillers, he is mostly known for his whodunnits or mysteries. Perhaps he has taken inspiration from the novels … Continue reading

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Love vis-a-vis Respect

In the year 2010, two movies were released which I did not review despite watching them. Reviewers heaped praise on them but I had my own reservations. Now when the talks pertaining to them have calmed down for good, I … Continue reading

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Satiating the appetite of the soul

My regular readers on this forum are well aware of the fact that my wife is an excellent cook. How does a person cook better and more delicious food than the other one while using the same ingredients and the … Continue reading

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AIDS and the hypocritical Indian work culture

After completing my C.A. in January 1992, I have worked in several organizations covering both the private sector and the public sector. The thing which I universally found in the various offices I remained associated with is the hypocrisy in … Continue reading

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