Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Internet, Snowden And Big Brother

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By Sunil Kumar No one can deny the all-pervasive influence of the internet on our lives. From the enlightened to people who have always been the unpalatable variety(to put it mildly); it’s actually everywhere; social media, big data; the song …

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Her

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By Sunil Kumar “I’ve traveled the world and the seven seas; everybody is looking for something. “Me, myself and me”- Mr. Kumar. Before this post becomes more of me, here’s something about “Her”; the movie about OS love. With the …

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The God of Infinite Things

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By Sunil Kumar If music be the food of thought, play on. Jarring sounds heard at length; the noisy cacophony of existence. You can only hear the songs of ideation; the world around you. Patriotism is a limiting feeling; yet …

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Einstein And Newton

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  By Sunil Kumar   The history of science; I’m interested. So here’s something on these two. As in everything; I believe Indians were the first to the pole position; in terms of developing a rational scientific approach long before …

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Modzilla, Kejri”vani” and Gandhigiri

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By Sunil Kumar We’re closer to the final countdown. As our decidedly “ig”noble contenders indulge in a last-minute sprint to the finishing line; who will form the government? In an Indian context; an athletic race may not be the most …

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Blame It On Yashraj

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By Sunil Kumar The night has a strange aura about it; especially when streets are empty and devoid of traffic. Yesterday was about “Blame It On Yashraj”; Bharat Dabholkar’s irreverent take on the phenomenon of marriage; desi style. Bollywood is …

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The Discovery of A New India

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By Sunil Kumar A Friday evening in the semi-ancient charm of South Mumbai‘s decrepit but interestingly old-world buildings brought me face to face with Shyam Benegal; architect of the television serial; “Discovery of India“; that I watched avidly. Somewhere in …

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Sex, Scotch And Infinite Laughter

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By Sunil Kumar One of the leading literary luminaries of post-Independence India is dead. Known for his acerbic wit and sense of humor; Khushwant Singh passed away in New Delhi today. For a generation unaware of the cross-currents of history …

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Autobiography of A Yogi

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By Sunil Kumar “Aum Shanti”. Today it’s about a book read a long time back; Paramahansa Yogananda‘s “Autobiography of A Yogi“. Published in 1946; this book is a fascinating insight into the world that was; pre-independence. The world of the …

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Q Who!

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By Sunil Kumar Omnipotent beings controlling the universe. Power is strangely attractive to the human psyche; so here’s a character from Star Trek: The Next Generation; who I really liked for his sardonic wit and repartee. Although Q was downright …

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