I enjoy reading Sameera Khan’s insightful articles in the Hindu. However, her last published on 14 Nov ’17 left me feeling so unsatisfied that I’m compelled to air my counter point.
Her article was about hawkers rights on pavements. Which is ok but the article just seemed to talk about hawkers rights like the point of view to push, regardless of any merit. Continue reading “Paving the way”
I’m actually writing a review for a movie that has released very recently. Wonders will never cease!
Right, so Barfi is a sweet tale of people with disabilities finding friendship and comfort. It’s not sickly sweet. It’s nice. The narrative is peppered with humourous scenes. Actors are competent – have done their job well.
The problem is it rings false. Continue reading “Barfi Review”
It’s quite late in the day to talk about “Fashion” (Hmm… I seem to be saying that about all the movies I watch!.. Well.. with a toddler in tow, it’s good that I get to watch anything at all!).. but I watched it last night and felt so disappointed that I thought I should write about it to get it out of my system.
It starts well enough with the character of Priyanka Chopra called Meghna Mathur in the film. Meghna Mathur hails from a middle class family in Chandigarh and she lands in the.. well.. Land of Dreams, which is unsurprisingly Mumbai. Then the film takes us through her initial struggle and her big breaks… all ok enough… She also gets together with another struggling model .. Don’t know the actor’s name but he is cute and has done a good job. Continue reading “Fashion Disaster – Film Review”
I have thumbed through some autobiographies over the years and have always come away feeling touched, inspired, enriched.
What always amazes me is how contrasting our perceptions of celebrities, leaders, luminaries can be to what they actually might be. Continue reading “Autobiographies”
Watched HoneyMoon Travels Pvt Ltd when it released .. it’s quite late in the day to talk about it but this was lying in my unpublished list of posts gathering dust and thought I might as well get it out. Continue reading “HoneyMoon Travels Pvt Ltd – Movie Review”
The Music Room by Namita Devidayal is a beautiful book. The book unveils the journey of a girl (Namita) living in Mumbai and studying in an English school and discovering, accepting and loving a parallel world of classical music.
The author unfolds the story lovingly and languidly. The narrative is carefully peppered with research related to music though it is done in a storylike or anecdotal fashion. The story doesn’t drag anywhere and keeps you engrossed throughout. Though the book deals with classical music, which is not a layman topic, it never bores the reader. It rather enriches the curious or awestruck mind.
I would recommend it to everyone interested in a good read.
This article is about a disastrous trip to Brightlands, Matheran. I share my experiences with you with the hope to save trusting souls who book a package at Brightlands.
I and my husband Ankush were very excited about this trip. We went to the Brightlands office in Pune and booked a 2 nights 3 days Deluxe AC, all meals inclusive package from 18th May to 20th May. Continue reading “Brightlands Resort, Matheran – Nothing Bright about them!!”