Category Archives: Entertainment

“Kolaveri Di” Demystified

Is Kolaveri Di better than Roja or Mungaru Male or even Shakalakka Baby? So, why is this unlikely candidate considered a hit with the masses? For several weeks in October-November, the Kolaveri production team were observed talking up the song … Continue reading

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My name is ‘clueless’

I couldn’t resist penning this piece down after watching the first (of many I am sure!) teaser of Karan Johar’s next release – ‘My name is Khan’. But before I begin my rant, let me just say one thing – … Continue reading

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w.r.t. Padma awards…

If one is craving for bragging rights and hoping to make the Padma list next year, it must be said that the bar has been raised. One stands a good chance if he has already bagged a Nobel or an … Continue reading

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A holy land for mediocrity

I sighed as an immediate reaction to the news of veteran Kannada actor KS Ashwath’s demise. There was something very unsettling in this revelation that went beyond, way beyond, just feeling sorry for the rude victory of death- the inevitable. … Continue reading

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2009 – Pluses and Minuses

The year 2009 to be remembered for (a) Swine Flu a pandemic that spelled havoc in the months of August and September, particularly in Pune. (b) India gave farewell to the last ageing MiG 23-BN after three decades of service. … Continue reading

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Treat for music lovers

Academy Of Music Festival is a praiseworthy cultural festival happening in Bangalore every year with the intention of giving high caliber classical music to its lovers as well as offering opportunities for budding artistes to exhibit their talent apart from … Continue reading

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The bastardization of Indian Television

It is with great regret, and a pinch of gut-wrenching shame, that I now announce the sad and official demise of Indian television. I am sure people have known of its death for a while now, but being one of … Continue reading

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Joe Wiseman- the first ‘cool’ bad guy

The sad demise of Joe Wiseman has created a void in the world cinema which is difficult to fill. He will be remembered as a superb Hollywood actor who remained a pioneer of the cool bad guys that kept good … Continue reading

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It’s all about Punjab!

Acceptedly women there are beautiful, the green and yellow ‘sarson’ fields look striking in the cameras. Yes, Punjab looks beautiful on screen. The Punjabis are amazingly happy people, exuding an aura of contentment. Their language is hearty and food scrumptiously … Continue reading

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Of cinema and Indian Independence

Cashing in on the patriotic fervour of country’s citizenry has always been filmdom’s handy tool at box office. Much water may have flown since the dawn of Indian Independence but the magical charm of making a movie with independence as … Continue reading

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