Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Oscars 2014

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By Sunil Kumar Every year; usually on my birthday(also of Jobs, Jan Koum, Jaya Amma etc); the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences in Beverly Hills, California hands out the Oscars; synonymous with movie-making around the world. But this …

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Madhumati

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By Sunil Kumar Shifting my attention to old movies again; here’s an absolutely interesting one in (my opinion); the Bimal Roy helmed “Madhumati“(1958) written by Rajinder Singh Bedi and Ritwik Ghatak. The mysterious subject of reincarnation is tackled well in …

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What India Inc. Wants From The Next Government

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By Sunil Kumar The endgame in the 2014 Indian elections is drawing near; formations are being made; and strategies planned. The pawns are the usual rag-tag bunch of party sycophants and us; the deciding factor; the people with the maximum …

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Bhooter Bhabishyat

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By Sunil Kumar Future of the past(Bhooter Bhabishyat) is the movie in my blog today. Of India’s regional cinema; Bengali deserves a mention due to its “perceived” artistry. Granted that this element is present in some of their movies; especially …

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Amdavad And Bengaluru

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By Sunil Kumar Narendra Modi‘s marketing via Amitabh Bachchan‘s personality prompted me to proceed to the capital of Gujarat part of  the nearly 600 year old city of Ahmedabad. India is a vast country; a fact that actually does not …

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Putin And Russia

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By Sunil Kumar Today, we tread into “Brothers Karamazov” territory again; the main constituent of the former superpower; Russia. Communism is an ancient ideal; however in the modern world; Marx was a German Jew; Russia its most famous exponent; Mao …

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The Pamir Heights

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By Sunil Kumar Off the beaten track. Yes, indeed; such stuff is thrilling at times. Interspersed with evolution; history and geography; a talk by Vijay Crishna of the Godrej Group was interesting as it brought to the fore a country …

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Khamosh

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By Sunil Kumar A long time ago; we had different television. Lest, I repeat this point often enough which is something I have often detested in other people; there was a more serene sort of visual aesthetic in the pre-Indian …

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