A review of an aborted viewing of Love Sex & Dhoka (with apologies to Manhola Dargis for plagarising her style)

———————————–!Spoiler Alert!——————————————- It was one of those rare days when I actually picked up a newspaper. Of course its the Times Of India, what did you think? And then, strangely I actually got to the op-ed page. It was about Mr. Husain giving up his Indian citizenship for a Qatar one. A good article, well argued and … Continue reading A review of an aborted viewing of Love Sex & Dhoka (with apologies to Manhola Dargis for plagarising her style)

The whispers of a river

“We can love completely without complete understanding.” American Literature has a certain quality no other writing in the English Language achieves. It has a certain reflectiveness which is often compeltely without self-conciousness, a certain simplicity of purpose towards the understanding of the human spirit: an uncluttered-ness. The Literature of the Isle is more nuanced, more … Continue reading The whispers of a river

Cinema Paradiso Part 2

Someone once told me: “After all, it is just light from the back of a projector which falls on a blank white wall. And yet, people will dance in front of it, throw flowers at it, hoot and whistle, laugh and cry, clap & dance, scream & cringe. its all a little overdone.” As you … Continue reading Cinema Paradiso Part 2

Cinema Paradiso

“What we have here is…failure to communicate.” “Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.” “Well I’ll be! That is specific.” Cool Hand Luke. Unforgiven. The Assasination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. Ever since I could remember Hollywood has shaped my imagination with its images, characters and words. But after MICA and its professors … Continue reading Cinema Paradiso

Catholic Suburbia

Hollywood has always been known as the strong-hold of Democrats, liberals, gay rights activists and other nuisance makers of that ilk. Apart from Mel Gibson of course, who seems completely unaware of any such predilections. The Academy Awards are infamous for having become a forum where screen icons diss Republicans, while the Award nominees and … Continue reading Catholic Suburbia