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March 2011

Kerala Elections: Do you remember 2006?

By | 2011-07-11T08:42:45+00:00 March 10th, 2011|Kerala, Politics, Trivandrum|

But if you are looking for a government which hits the right buttons with a 20 year vision for the state, which does not sell out our precious assets and our land, which has clear policies for human development and the ability to execute that on multiple fronts, which does not bow to the pressures of retrograde caste and religious organizations, which has a cabinet of people who know what they are talking about, which makes Kerala rank consistently as the best state in India - You might want to put some effort, drink some coffee, take a deep breath, and try to remember 2006.

November 2010

Malayalam Cinema’s Mindspace

By | 2014-01-24T14:41:37+00:00 November 28th, 2010|India, Kerala, Politics, talkies, Trivandrum|

Now for the blockbusters from the past 22 years - 1988 - Chitram , 1989 - Ramjirao Speaking , 1990 - His Highness Abdulla , 1991 - Godfather , 1992 - Pappayude Swantham Appose , 1993 - Manichitrathazhu , 1994 - Commisioner , 1995 - Spadikam , 1996 - Hitler , 1997 - Aaram Thampuran , 1998 - HariKrishnans , 1999 - Friends , 2000 - Narasimham , 2001 - Raavnaprabhu , 2002 - Meesamadhavan , 2003 - Chronic Bachelor , 2004 - Sethuramaiyer CBI , 2005 - Rajamanikyam , 2006 - Classmates , 2007 - Kadha Parayumbol , 2008 - Twenty:20 , 2009 - Pazhassi Raja.

Introducing Bodhi Commons

By | 2010-12-04T02:23:25+00:00 November 22nd, 2010|Announcement, Kerala|

is not politically neutral and can never be. Bodhi Commons does not hate politicians nor tries to appeal to an apolitical audience. If you are apolitical, for us, you are as good as dead. If you have politics of any kind, pull a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and we'll talk.

July 2010

Nelliyattuveetil Shyamalan

By | 2010-07-13T16:34:30+00:00 July 13th, 2010|Kerala, talkies|

hat said, I loved "The Happening", there was a subtle plot in the movie which many a movie goer missed. Writers like Shyamalan are part of an important creed, that still believes in a strong plot and a subtle screenplay, something that is vanishing from hollywood.

June 2010

Paanashery nambi.

By | 2010-06-18T20:36:23+00:00 June 18th, 2010|Kerala, talkies, Trivandrum, Trivia, Video|

This is a question thats been nagging the boys and yours truly for years. In a recent meetup in San Francisco, the standing (also sitting and sometimes lying down) committee on "Figuring out what the hell Mohanlal talks about in his movies" watched Mohanlal's Raavanaprabhu.

April 2010

Tharoor: One year since

By | 2010-04-18T20:48:34+00:00 April 18th, 2010|India, Kerala, Politics, Trivandrum|

It is more saddening to see that Tharoor is not exiting on his own, but being sacked around accusations of corruption. If he had resigned in protest against "the red tape", or "allocation of funds to Kerala", or even "ludicrous nature of Indian foreign policy" it would have been a worth while tenure. I do not understand when people say "tharoor is the new kinda politician". I do understand that he never fit in, but that is not enough to claim that he is any different or any better.

December 2009

CET….

By | 2014-07-03T15:07:40+00:00 December 21st, 2009|Announcement, Kerala, Trivandrum|

almost all birds we knew have flown, many of us have kids our age, Mammooty aged back ten years, Shilpa Shetty got married, Kavya got divorced, IFFK turned 14, K Karunakaran is still alive (now I didn't see that coming), malayalam cinema returned to world class, I check my mails every 4 minutes, Dhwani is safe in new hands, I didn't win a booker prize, I am still single (now I didn't see that coming). But the mind still wanders to CET for sanity and a little courage, and CET still influences the way many of us react to money, power, and women.

Of all the things…

By | 2010-06-14T14:23:08+00:00 December 19th, 2009|Kerala, talkies, Trivandrum|

So to say the least I left the city with a good taste in my mouth and a lot of hope about this nth renaissance in Malayalam movie. And a real renaissance it is I feel, when I hear about Kerala Cafe, Neelathamara, and Paleri Manickam.(though with a little regret about missing all the action).

October 2009

Raghu

By | 2009-10-26T21:02:08+00:00 October 26th, 2009|Kerala, Poetry, Trivandrum|

I found this poem today(via Deepak's blog), and once again the urge to learn the malayalam keyboard and post in malayalam grows overwhelming. Like there are a few things which [...]

May 2009