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An emotion called ‘Bombay’

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It was a rainy evening of August, sometime in the beginning of the millennium, my train stopped at the Victoria Terminus station (now CST) in Bombay (not ‘Mumbai’ for me). I reached the city in search of luck, like other thousands that arrive everyday. This was not my first visit though, I had visited the […]

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A film to remember for life: ‘The Suspended Step of the Stork’

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“How many borders one has to cross to find himself?” Or “Its the borders, the limits, that drive us insane!” These are the phrases from the film ‘The Suspended Step of the Stork‘. It’s not the first Theo Angelopoulos film that I have seen. More I am watching the works of this director, more I’m […]

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All hail consumerism!

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The word that at times doesn’t allow me to sleep is, ‘Consumerism’. I have no clue where it’s taking us, but surely it’s able to do the job that it’s supposed to – washing our brain out! As a marketing guru once said, ‘Create the need in consumers’ mind’, and that’s exactly been followed by […]

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DIFF 4: Way to go!

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This was 4th glorious year for DIFF – Dharamshala International Film Festival, a tiny film festival on the mountains. November 5th to 8th were the dates when film lovers from across the globe not only visited the festival, but talked, drank and made the festival successful. Hands down to Ritu Sarin & Tenzin Sonam – […]

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Impressionable, I am

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Looking back at my childhood, or even little later when I was in high school/college, I found myself to be impressed and be awed with every new idea I came across. Not only new ideas, but people, thoughts, skills or even emotions. And much before that I could realize that I’ve been attracted, I used […]

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Turning 40 and Steve Jobs

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Turning 40 is something really interesting! It just adds few perspectives to our vision, and the long walks that all I had so far seems to be a practice ground, playing trial and error every day. I never gave much importance to age, it always appeared to me as mere number, and I loved to […]