Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Association Of Small Bombs.

This is a rather unusual title of a novel that I have just finished reading. It takes one Hindu family, one Muslim family, and other characters including some terrorists and puts them all together to come up with a remarkable … Continue reading

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My Favourite Vehicle.

My favourite vehicle currently is an auto rickshaw. They are ubiquitous in Pune where I live and I can always get one just fifty meters away from my home. They take me to the most crowded parts of the city … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hole.

My niece Vandana is a passionate theater buff and has been a stage artist for many years. She has recently taken on a new responsibility of directing a play and while talking about it with me she suggested that I … Continue reading

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Dishoom is a much advertised Hindi movie, and I had seen the trailer a few times while seeing other films. John Abraham used to be my late wife’s movie idol too. Like it often happens, the trailer got me interested … Continue reading

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Jason Bourne

I have just returned from seeing Jason Bourne and would recommend it to all my readers who like Matt Damon and also action movies. The film, from the beginning to the end keeps one on the edge of one’s seat … Continue reading

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What timing! It is raining cats and dogs during the second month of our delayed monsoon and this book by a debut writer comes along. Could not have timed it better. This is a story about how rain, a boon … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters has been one of the most advertised English films in the recent past here. Although I had not seen any trailer of it, I had seen posters of it whenever I went to see a Hindi film during the … Continue reading

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Today’s weekly Friday LBC blog post topic was suggested by me and there is a bit of history attached to that choice. ¬†Originally, the topic was something else recommended by another LBC blogger who decided not to be one any … Continue reading

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Bad Moms.

It has been a long time since I saw an English film. The last one that I saw was The Legend Of Tarzan a month ago. Since then no worthwhile English movies came around and when I saw the advertisement … Continue reading

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What Could Have Been.

The inspiration for this post came from a remarkable 12 minute short film which is shown at the end of the post. Actors, Naseeruddin Shah and Shernaz Patel have produced remarkable performances and I am sure that my readers will … Continue reading

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