Monthly Archives: September 2016


This is a photograph of a real driving school located just opposite to my residence and I see the owner/instructor every day as also some of his students on and off. A regular feature of this driving school is the … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven.

I haven’t seen a blue blooded Western with gunmen, guns, horses, Indians, saloons etc, in a long long time. When I found that Denzel Washington was acting in a remake of The Magnificent Seven, I just couldn’t stop fretting till … Continue reading

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40 Questions.

Kylie has inspired me to do this exercise. She has already done so at her blog in two instalments. 1. Are you named after anyone? Yes, Ramana Maharshi. 2. When was the last time you cried? I don’t remember. 3. … Continue reading

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Parched should easily qualify to be the mother of all Indian Chick Flicks. This film earned three wins and a nomination in International Film Festivals. I understand that it has not done very well at the box office in India during … Continue reading

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This post’s inspiration comes from an exchange in Cheerful Monk’s Post at her blog on Shoe Laces.  Please click on the image to get a larger resolution. Synchronicity again and my friend Mazo posted this song on facebook. Thank you … Continue reading

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Bridget Jones’s Baby.

Still The Lucky Few in her comments on my post Akira had suggested that I review some chick flicks and here is one! While it can stand alone on its own merits, it still would be better if the viewer … Continue reading

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I am given to understand that the parents on this photograph kept trying till they got their heart’s desire of two sons. That reminded me of my parents’ desire to keep trying till they got a daughter. The next photograph … Continue reading

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Profit Based Healthcare.

What a topic to write on! One of my pet grouses is the modern medical profession’s obsession with profits rather than patient welfare and very obligingly, Shackman has suggested this week’s Friday LBC topic to enable me to let off … Continue reading

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Pink is high among the most powerful courtroom drama movies that I have seen including British and Hollywood films. I have written about other Indian films that are changing how Indian movie makers are changing and this is another instance of such a … Continue reading

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Irresistible Attraction.

As I was going through my mail on my computer this morning, my son Ranjan who had come downstairs on some errand, came along behind me and planted a few kisses on top of my head, with a semi hug … Continue reading

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