Archive | August, 2007

India’s best kept secret

Forbes leaks India’s best kept secret in its 100 most powerful women list (whatever that means).  C’mon Forbes, there is a way of saying things. We know. But you could show some editorial discretion. You cannot report that the Indian Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi, nearly drove the country to another General Election on some stupid […]

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National Highway II

National Highway II

“…a bit player in someone Else’s nightmare”– Stephen King, Insomnia Cityscape and slums, dangerous traffic and trafficking, the national highway cuts into the narrow city streets. Every highway is a tributary for the pulsating city. When life in country roads gush into the gaping black hole, the city is caught unaware, the arterial streets get […]

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Ali Bhai – First Day,First Show

There is a one year old story that Mohanlal dumped “Ali bhai” because the script had nothing new to offer. After watching the movie at Shenoy’s yesterday, I wish. Sreenivasan came up with this classic dialogue once (in his monologue TV show)  “I see mimicry artists imitate Mohanlal and Mammooty, I understand that they do […]

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My country is a house of wine

There is a Himalayan press Where wine is oozing from the snow; Deep rivers serve as Saki-girls; With wave-trough cups abrim they flow; Their banks are hands with which they pour Unceasing wine on every shore; My country is a house of wine Where drunken corn sways to and fro Harivansh Rai Bachchan “Anniversaries are […]

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Chora veena mannil...

Chora veena mannil…

Anil Pachoooran’s poem from Arabikatha. Anil is the lyricist and the singer. Couldn’t resist posting since I’ve been searching for some time 🙂 (Thanks Whoever for the malayalam version) ചോര വീണ മണ്ണില്‍നിന്നുയര്‍ന്നു വന്ന പൂമരം ചേതനയില്‍ നൂറു നൂറു പൂക്കളായ് പൊലിക്കവെ നോക്കുവിന്‍ സഘാക്കളെ നമ്മള്‍ വന്ന വീതിയില്‍ ആയിരങള്‍ ചൊര കൊന്ടെഴുതി വച്ച വാക്കുകള്‍ httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uX0jfzW-tQ ചോര വീണ മണ്ണില്‍നിന്നുയര്‍ന്നു വന്ന പൂമരം […]

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the Big Retail dilemma

He is a happy man. My friend’s wife is pregnant. But the other day, he was cribbing about shortage of apples in Kochi. He says the big red ones, the not so sweet ones, they flood the market in May – which is a yearly phenomenon. This year the apples didn’t come. His research tells […]

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