Monthly Archives: March 2015

India, China And Tibet

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By Sunil Kumar Global geo-politics is the law of the jungle. And in this rather competitive world; the idea of Tibet is a strange phenomenon; merged into the surreal consciousness of this universe. Since I’m proud and sometimes sad to …

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NH10

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By Sunil Kumar “Where the last mall ends; democracy comes to a full stop”. Paraphrasing a crooked policeman in the scarefest NH10; there’s something about Anoushka. Band Bajaa Baraat; Virat Kohli or verbose criticism of her over-the-top acting. But; for …

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Museums, Heat And Dust

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By Sunil Kumar It’s dark as I get my first glimpse of the city of Bhagyanagar(Hyderabad). Nothing has prepared me for the unruly traffic; and massive dust in the expanding city. Metro construction seems to be happening everywhere; haphazardly. The …

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Whiplash

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By Sunil Kumar On a sultry day; I find myself in a nondescript multiplex. The movie’s about musical passion; drums played with a ferocity that I’ve rarely seen on screen. “Whiplash” is a story about a hardworking musician and his …

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Pollution Jane

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By Sunil Kumar With the national capital Delhi’s air quality being rated as worse than Beijing; the former pollution capital of the world; it is high time our government woke up to the fact that we are sitting on a …

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How Green Was My Valley

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By Sunil Kumar Another chapter in the drama of Kashmir has been written in part by the Modi-Mufti combine. Even if we do not have declarations of a 1000-year war from the other side of the border; the CM of …

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Kishan V/S Kanhaiya, Kathgodam Express And Shakespeare

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By Sunil Kumar Tis’ the season to be colorful and jolly! So; here’s my review of the plays I’ve seen recently; Kishan V/S Kanhaiya: The best of the lot goes first. Paresh Rawal; impressive in his comic timing and flawless …

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Holi And India’s Daughters

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By Sunil Kumar At the outset; a Happy Holi to everybody! There’s something to be said about the festival of colors; another occasion for people to get together; in the wider pantheon of the country‘s multiple festivals. Personally; I have …

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Fifty Shades Of Jhadu

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By Sunil Kumar To be, or not to be; that is the question- Whether tis’Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings And Arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take Arms against a sea of troubles; And, by opposing, end …

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Budgets And Weddings

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By Sunil Kumar The Union Budget 2015 has come and gone; with no perceptible change in the common man’s fortunes. With the national capital having elected a party claiming to represent the vast majority of the plebeian masses; there was …

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