Archive | July, 2007

Tete a Tete

Truman Capote’s potrait by Henri Cartier Bresson    Pic courtesy : © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos “To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” – Cartier Bresson Here you can find 7 potraits […]

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Arabikatha and Cuba Mukundan – Lal Jose delivers

Film makers often fear to touch the communists,(and most often it is for singing praises) – they fear to touch live issues too. Lal Jose does both. Cuba Mukundan, the central character played by Sreenivasan is, when you think about it, the “party” itself. With all that is right about it and many things that are outdated. Lal […]

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Our Lady in Raisina Hill

OUR Lady is in Raisina Hill. History was made today when Pratibha Patil was sworn in as the country’s first woman President, who favoured socially inclusive economic growth and unity in the fight against divisive tendencies like communalism. The world’s largest democracy will be presided over by a woman, one of the mightiest militaries in […]

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National Highway I

“The road was a ribbon of moonlight, over the purple moor.” – Alfred Noyes The road was a ribbon of moonlight, over the purple moor. Voices said, we all live in a global village. But I knew there was no village, no stop. National Highway. We all live in the National Highway. Every moment is […]

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With balls and Without

Sometimes I  get tired of this whole blog business, its the same stuff everywhere and millions of them (and net is so slow). The rightists, leftists, cookists, fundamentalists (with balls and without), office jokists, individualists, boredists, trippists, vampists, hookerists, johnists, spamists, splogists, dopists, poeists, optimists, collabloggists, feminists. Whooo …. And its all the same old […]

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Mission 90 Days – FLAT

Mission 90 Days, In theatres. a Classic reaction, which sums it up –       “Worth! Worth” Me: “Is it!!” “Veruthu!Veruthu” Everyone has a right to self-indulgence, good film makers have done it brilliantly, and bad film makers make Mission 90 DAYS. Major Ravi, the director of movie and an erstwhile NSG commando who headed the operation […]

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If Sharks were people

-by Bertolt Brechtlink courtesy : “Quitsmoke” Mokashi “If sharks were people,” his landlady’s little daughter asked Mr. K, “would they be nicer to little fish?” “Of course”, he said,”if sharks were people, they would have strong boxes in the sea for little fish. There they would put in all sorts of food, plants and little […]

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Bloody Mary – Sagarika’s Circus

It is funny, the shallowness of our much touted journos. If it appears that I am highlighting a few flaws in an article without addressing the bigger question, it could be true. Because that is exactly what Bloody Mary has done and  what such a superfluos article deserves. Sagarika Ghose’s(Bloody Mary)  latest column in CNN-IBN, […]

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Aap Ka Suroor

Warning via SMS……quite funny  Dear Policyholders, With the help of our past experiences and keeping in view the interests of our beloved policyholders, we inform you that “We will not pay money for policy holders those who die after watching the movie ‘AAP KA SUROOR’. As per the new rules, this comes under suicide category […]

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Let us protest the elimination of God

Another pastoral letter, this time from the Thrissur Archbishop. It is revealing and to say the least scary. The CPIM led left front government in the state is legislating to eliminate faith in God and eventually outlaw our lord and saviour. Save our Gods, the letter urges. Excerpts :  The Government’s move to remove religious […]

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A little sky, a little more light

Ever heard this story? does it reverberate with some ancient, forgotten song; like this rain outside.Like a wafting streak of a lullaby, forgotten rain. A damp piece of soil somewhere, maybe a little patch, perhaps a wasteland in the first summer rain. Like some evasive smell you cannot really place, is it the night flower […]

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