musings

The Jedi

I don't care how others judge me. I will post my personal stuff on Facebook. Hey, it's my Wall! I am not forcing anybody to 'like' my selfies and stuff (but I am secretly noting who all are liking and who all are not). If I don’t promote myself, who will? I have truly arrived.… Continue reading The Jedi

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musings

Birthday blues

Me: You know what? I share my birthday with Lal Krishna Advani! Wife: Really?? Me: Yeah!! I too was surprised! Got to know it only when Shashi Tharoor, via his Facebook post, wished him and lauded him as "one of the giants of Indian politics" and one who "left his mark on the nation as… Continue reading Birthday blues

mind

The Fated One

While noting down the family history -a standard procedure during any case history-taking - I came to know that Lakshmipathi's younger brother had committed suicide around nine years ago. That was roughly two years before the former's schizophrenic symptoms started. There's something wrong with the family after all, I thought. When I asked the cousin what the… Continue reading The Fated One

music

Gulon Mein Rang Bhare

I am reading Navtej Sarna's Second Thoughts nowadays. In the book, Sarna is describing all the literary heavyweights from around the world who have influenced him in a major way. Around the middle of the book, there's a chapter titled 'Tormented by a Restless Breeze' which he starts with the following sentence: "I do not believe that I… Continue reading Gulon Mein Rang Bhare

movies

Dangal

Dangal: a review tribute I suspect Aamir Khan had always sensed the possibility of a sporting biopic ever since he interviewed Geeta and Babita Phogat for 'Satyamev Jayatey' more than two years ago. I am sure he never had qualms about his movie not being about 'him' - that is, his character. The self-assured man… Continue reading Dangal