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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.

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 ...

War of the Worlds – Book vs Movie


Yesterday, I watched War of the Worlds, the Steven Spielberg directed, Tom Cruise starring movie based on H.G.Wells excellent sci-fi thriller. The book was one of my favorites - a chilling story of a Martian attack on a small town in England and how a man fights his way through the carnage to get back ...

The A-Team


Watched The A-Team in the cinema yesterday, and totally amazed at the nonsense that is coming out of Hollywood these days. In our desi (Indian) slang, we all unanimously categorized it as "bundle" aka nonsense. But, it was fairly enjoyable nonsense nonetheless. The movie is apparently based on a TV series of the same name and ...

Finding Neverland


I think I am in a very strange mood these days. I have been watching too many sappy movies and reading too many sappy books; and shedding so many tears that Mr.K has been left scratching his head whether it is something he has done... I did not mean to, I swear! Cross my heart! I ...