Monthly Archives: July 2020

Here’s the genuine spy-thriller

In 2012, two Bollywood movies had hit the screen under the name of spy-thriller – Agent Vinod and Ek Tha Tiger. Though I found those movies as entertaining flicks, I felt that they made a mockery of the term spy-movie. … Continue reading

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Idealistic journalism ! Fearless journalism !

The late seventies saw the emergence of Sikh militancy in Punjab. Innocents started paying the price of selfish politics in the form of their lives. Bloodshed became the order of the day. The dirty game of blaming, buck-passing and mud-slinging … Continue reading

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Barbaadiyon Ka Jashn Manaata Chala Gaya …

Years back, I had read an article written by a religious leader in a newspaper that instead of mourning for our losses and setbacks in life, we should celebrate them. Appears contradictory ? It had reminded me of a very … Continue reading

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Angels With Dirty Faces, Yet Again !

New York (2009) is a movie that had got a lot of critical acclaim after its release. Critics went on heaping praise and praise upon the movie as well as the moviemaking banner (Yash Raj Films). I read a lot … Continue reading

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Let Saawan come . . .

Saawan is the rainy month in India and the Indian culture has a lot to relate to Saawan – enthusiasm, prosperity, happiness and of course, love and romance ! Young hearts long for Saawan to come and when it comes, … Continue reading

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Spy Sunil in Peking

Hindi novelist Surendra Mohan Pathak created a hero, Sunil Kumar Chakravarty in the world of pulp fiction during the early sixties. This youth is an investigative reporter by profession and works for a national daily, Blast in the fictitious city … Continue reading

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The blind war

The world consists of two kinds of people – those who use others to further self-interests and those who get used by them, knowingly or unknowingly. The people falling in the second category are often at loggerheads with each other … Continue reading

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