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And our vacation begins !

This trip to the UK is dedicated to my father … we were planning to visit London in 2008 and we couldn’t because he had his cerebral haemorrhage in Aug of 2008 and passed away in Dec, the same year. For the next ten years we didn’t think about a visit as we were busy … Read more And our vacation begins !

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Misplaced priorities – Shiva & Sandeep Vs Sanjay

Does the name Shiva ring a bell ? I doubt it. Except that its a fairly common Indian name and its also the name of an important God for Hindus – the destroyer, Shiva. Does the name Sandeep ring a bell? Once again its a fairly common name in India and without a last name … Read more Misplaced priorities – Shiva & Sandeep Vs Sanjay

A journey left midway …

Today morning KTV was showing the movie “Johnny”. Its a Tamil movie made in 1980 starring Rajinikanth in a double act and Sridevi, as the actress. The storyline is interesting and simple – Sridevi is a popular singer, and Johnny (Rajinikanth) is her ardent fan. Rajinikanth as Johnny is a small time thief and is crazy about … Read more A journey left midway …

Movies that made an impression – 2017

Krishnan and I aren’t very avid movie-goers and infact this year we haven’t stepped inside a cinema theatre :). Nothing against the movie theatre, but when there is a huge selection of movies that we can watch on TV, why bother going to a theatre. The new movie channel “&PriveHD” that Tatasky has started offering … Read more Movies that made an impression – 2017

“Shashi” has a new dimple

Something about him conveyed class and goodness, and he was the kind of man that a girl could introduce her dad to and he wouldn’t object to your seeing him. His handsome face had “decency” written all over it… He was and remains my favourite Kapoor. I never liked Raj Kapoor much for some reason, … Read more “Shashi” has a new dimple

The bald, witty, democratic “Tughlaq” no more!

His mentee Jayalalitha passed away yesterday and even before people could pour Earth over her coffin and the Earth settled, her mentor too passed away! I knew about Cho always because my dad was a huge fan. The only magazine that he would buy was “Tughlaq”. Dad accepted his political view without debate because Cho … Read more The bald, witty, democratic “Tughlaq” no more!

Shivaratri …. And Muqaddar Ka Sikandar !

Today is Maha Shivaratri – the darkest of nights and the day that means many different things to different people. Most people celebrate it as the day when Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has provided several other meanings and they are all interesting and important. Please read his blog Significance of MahaShivaratri. … Read more Shivaratri …. And Muqaddar Ka Sikandar !

“Maadhu vanduriken” – Will the roles be reversed in heaven ?

I am so glad that I was born in a Tamilian family and speak the language …. Otherwise I could have never known the genius of K Balachander or the music of Illayaraja or the acting of Nagesh or the poetry of Kannadasan or Vaali. I am even more glad that Krishnan is a Tamilian … Read more “Maadhu vanduriken” – Will the roles be reversed in heaven ?

Irresponsible … :(

I watched the movie “Dhoom 3” on TV today. Nice slick production and many things to feel happy about, storyline is interesting and well, with the great Aamir Khan as the main protagonist, the acting was superb. Especially the scene towards the end where he morphs into a different character duping Abhishek Bachchan. The one … Read more Irresponsible … 🙁