Monthly Archives: June 2017

The insider who was a blackmailer

‘Ghar Ka Bhedi’ is an idiomatic expression in Hindi language whose origin is the story of the Indian epic – Raamayan. It’s a term used for a member inside the house (quite naturally, knowing the secrets of the house) whose … Continue reading

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Because they swapped wives

If someone has really given Surendra Mohan Pathak a run for his money in the field of Hindi pulp fiction of crime-detection genre for around 25 years, it’s Ved Prakash Sharma. Ved Prakash Sharma, an ordinary person from Meerut (U.P.) … Continue reading

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Murder is easy ? Yes, when none can suspect you.

Mystery-queen Agatha Christie’s mysteries can be categorized as- 1. Hercule Poirot Series, 2. Miss Marple Series and 3. Parker Pyne Series, 4. Tommy and Tuppence Series, 5. Thrillers. The last category consists of such novels which do not contain any … Continue reading

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The Sacrificing Day of a Great Amazon

I am tracing back to the period of almost 170 years back. Three cavaliers were riding their horses alongside the bank of the river Ganges (U.P.) at the dusk hour. Two of them were young males whereas the third one … Continue reading

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Govinda-Urmila starrer entertaining love story

Sooraj Barjatya started a new trend in the world of Indian love stories by Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). The stuff was old but the presentation was as fresh as a gust of cool breeze in the morning hours. Sooraj shifted … Continue reading

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Who was she ?

It’s the time of wee hours in India and it’s raining outside in Hyderabad. What can be a better situation to write a review of this movie which begins with the scene of heavy rainfall and that scene itself lends … Continue reading

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My favourite Bollywood mysteries

It’s raining here (in Hyderabad) and rains have a special bond with many Bollywood mysteries. Being a mystery fan, I jot down my favourite Bollywood mysteries or suspense thrillers.My favourite top ten mysteries from Bollywood : 1. Hamraaz (1967) : … Continue reading

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Watch it for Akshay Kumar

At the very outset, I sincerely thank my friend Suketu Shah for inspiring me to write a review of this emotional musical which was released in the year 2000 and I had watched it in the theatre (at Jodhpur) with … Continue reading

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Romance in old age ! Why not ?

Male-female love is an eternal truth reappearing every moment and at every place in this mortal world since the times of Adam and Eve. In science, it is asserted that opposite charges attract each other and similarly the opposite ends … Continue reading

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Serial murders in a college with a ‘CHALLENGE’

Mr. Challenge is a murder mystery written by renowned Hindi mystery writer – Ved Prakash Sharma. It’s a novel under the Vibha Jindal series of the author in which the role of the detective is performed by an intelligent lady … Continue reading

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