Krishna Das – One Track Heart

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Krishna Das re-defines the Kirtan, and what it is supposed to sound like. His voice and music sensibilities are of a hard-rock singer, but the heart is of a pure devotee. As he sings the traditional Indian devotional music in his accented deep voice, you find yourself going deeper into your own self. I got exposed […]

Movie Review – Rangrezz

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One thing that the film firmly establishes is that Jackky Bhagnani is a hopeless actor, no matter how much marketing monies his doting father may spend in launching him. The script is bad and only reason it probably got picked is because it wouldn’t put too much strain on his acting. But Mr Jackky fails to cross even […]

Movie Review – Silver linings playbook

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I am coming late to this film – after it got 8 Oscar nominations (with all 4 acting category nominations), and after a 22 year old Jennifer Lawrence winning the best actress award. I found it to be heart-warming story which approaches love and life with disarming honesty and directness. The setup is unconventional – a guy chasing his […]

My experience with Nokia Lumia 920

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I have been using a Nokia Lumia 920 for three months and have enjoyed the experience.  Nokia’s marketing communication about the device is missing the mark about what makes this phone worthy. Nokia has stuck to its traditional imagery based marketing approach, which stopped working for mobile phones the moment Steve jobs walked onto the stage […]

Movie Review – Aiyyaa

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Caught up with Aiyaa this weekend. Every character in this movie is insane, and everything is overboard. And nothing from Bollywood before this has sent me into a 10 minutes long laughter fit than Maina (Anita Date), the craziest character ever invented by Bollywood. This film is the output of a really twisted Mind. Everyone overacts, but […]

Movie Review – Argo

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This is one of the best edge-of-the-seat thriller of the year (Currently has an IMDB rating of 8.4, which will take it to the top 50 films of all times). Ben Affleck pulls off an outstanding performance as the actor and a director. It is a real life story of an attempt to rescue six […]

Movie Review – Student of the Year

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Student of the year tries to be a modern version of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, but it does not have the same innocence or freshness about it. Like so much of Bollywood which loves to be “inspired”, this one seems to particularly incestuous in its inspirations. References to old Bollywood movie are rife and are […]