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Teacher’s Day – Inspiration through Books, TV, and Movies


Every year sometime late in August, Snubnose comes to me for help on some project or the other – to make a little something special for her teacher. This year for the first time, she’s going all independent on a project of her own. The ever independent Piglet also scorned my help – scribbling out a drawing of an elephant (or was it a dinosaur for his teacher)?

Anyway, with nobody needing my help, the time hangs heavy on my hands. And hence this blog post where I list the top teacher’s pets, and teachers on books, movies, and TV.

Republic Day Movie Watching


This Republic Day I was pleasantly surprised to see some sensible movies on TV, rather than the usual jingoistic nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism these days. Instead, there were two thoughtful critical movies that reflect on India these days and made me feel sad about the judicial system in India. Kudos to STAR Gold ...

Kahaani – A Movie Review


It's rare that I review a Hindi movie on this blog. It's not that I don't see Hindi movies, I do, but so very often I have very little to say. Most of the movies I have seen in the past couple of years have been overly stylized, and with very little story. For example (and ...

Blockbuster Hollywood Movies Making Big Money in the Indian Market


Note: This is a guest post. The big picture is radically changing in movies across India. Hollywood characters such as Spiderman, Iron Man, and Kung fu Panda are surpassing language barriers in Bollywood. These movies have reported big profits in the Indian market, in comparison to big-ticket Indian releases. As the multiplexes are growing with the advent ...

The Reluctant Fundamentalist – The Movie


I never read the Booker prize nominated The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. I don't know why that is, it's been a pretty popular read in India but although I've always been meaning to read it, I just never got around to actually doing it. Then yesterday, while switching channels, I came across this rather ...

A Rockstar and Some Players


Wonder of wonders. I was actually able to watch a couple of movies recently - completely as opposed to tidbits. Unfortunately, both these movies were a bit of a mixed bag and neither fully lived up to either director's previous efforts. The first movie I saw was Rockstar starring Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri and directed ...