Monthly Archives: December 2013

If I Was A Communist!

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By Sunil Kumar There’s something fascinating about the “red” ideology. Equality for all, justice and social parity. Except that this discredited movement has been the reason for more violence and inequality all over the world. The idea is often attributed …

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Mumbai 26/11

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By Sunil Kumar “Bombay…..Nothing’s gonna bomb that way. Bom, Bom, Bombay…Tell me what you gotta say”. Back in the times when Mumbai was still Bombay, Remo Fernandes composed this ditty for “Poptime” on the city that looms large in the …

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Rabindranath Tagore And The Aesthetics of Detachment

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By Sunil Kumar Tagore; a cultural icon of the Bengali ethos; is famous across India for a single reason: the national anthem. Most people do not think twice about the pre-independence era. Without any real understanding of the person behind …

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Midnight And Children

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By Sunil Kumar Long years ago; we made a tryst with destiny. When the world was awake(technically), Nehru said that it was asleep and we got independence. There was an Indian author who studied in Mumbai, Pakistan and England; and …

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24; A Critique

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By Sunil Kumar Anil Kapoor did me a favour; he got me interested in Jack Bauer. When the desi version of America’s already concluded television series began with a bang; I earnestly believed that this was something exciting, a new …

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Joi Baba Felunath!

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By Sunil Kumar Close to the year that I was born; Satyajit Ray directed, wrote “Joi Baba Felunath“. As a cultural colossus; Ray had written the hugely popular “Feluda” series; something I had read in the English translation. All the …

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The Aam Aadmi Party: Delhi’s New Kid On The Block

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By Sunil Kumar I’m a proud Indian. Everything official about it! Yesterday’s assembly polls threw in another contender in the national debate; the Aam Aadmi Party. Ridiculed, discounted and written off; the Aam Aadmi Party staged a remarkable recovery in …

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Django Unchained

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By Sunil Kumar Ooof, Poof, we’ve got guns in the West. Horses and women. Typical Western; but this one’s with a twist. Kind of late in the day to do a review on “Django Unchained“. But, this is my portal; …

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Litfests, Sex, Rock And Roll

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By Sunil Kumar The past week was busy, hectic and invigorating. Something has been attracting me to the sensual aroma of literature; albeit narcissistic and shallow that it is. The usual spectacle of the great Indian moral circus was at …

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