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February 2013

Two day strike – what they want

By | 2013-02-20T02:02:56+00:00 February 20th, 2013|India, Politics|

A simple napkin calculation says an average household needs to make Rs.1.4 lakh a month to be in middle class in India by global standards of consumption. So if you make less than a lakh a month, you are struggling by global standards. Shouldn't everybody make at least Rs.10,000 a month?

Special 26 – Movie Review

By | 2017-08-26T01:57:22+00:00 February 19th, 2013|Movie Review, talkies|

There was a time when there were two types of hindi movies, and both were horrible. Those times have changed. Nowadays it is tough to say "a very good hindi movie in a long time", when Gangs of Wasseypur, Matru ke Bijili ka Mandola, and to some (arguable) effect Barfi and Shanghai release in a year's time. "Special Chabbis" is the best hindi movie I have watched in the past month, and Neeraj Pandey almost exceeds expectations with his second movie. When his first movie, "A Wednesday" released, I remember saying "a very good hindi movie in a long time"; times have changed.