Disclaimer: These are strictly my experiences at Jadavpur University, from my point of view, as seen with my eyes, both Left and Right. For a film that was canned with no backing, no support, no money, a screening at Jadavpur University (JU) couldn’t have been a small event. For a film that exposes the sinister […]
Vivek Agnihotri with Barkha Dutt on Sly Tweets, Intellectual Mafia, Secular India & United India. [arve url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y455sT8SvI” title=”Vivek Agnihotri with Barkha Dutt on ‘Intellectual Mafia’.” description=”Vivek Agnihotri with Barkha Dutt on Sly Tweets, Intellectual Mafia, Secular India & United India.” /]
If the government of the day fails to come up with a counter-strategy to arrest Naxalism immediately, it may, as planned, result in a bloody civil war. The Naxal movement is engaged in Fourth Generation Warfare (4GW). This war is waged by a blurring of the lines between war and politics, combatants and civilians. If […]
The war in the jungles is fought openly. The war in cities, clandestinely. Urban naxals are the ‘invisible enemies’ of India, some of them have either been caught or are under the police radar for working for the movement and spreading insurgency against the Indian state. One common thread amongst all of them is that […]
Nahari in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, sub-inspector Anant Velankar in Ardh Satya and Ahuja in Jaane bhi Do Yaaron– Om Puri, the true actor and hero, etched his powerful story and presence in Indian cinema with these three unforgettable roles and characters. Om Puri, the artiste and acting school, will never die. In 1982, when Richard […]
I am convinced Indian stories can have a bigger market than the current trend of window-shopping in foreign lands. I like to go out of Mumbai, for months, to write my scripts. Yeah, it costs more to the producer but the value is immense. Very often, in film production, one finds people who know the […]
One of Brazil’s great philosophers, Tim Maia, once said: “I decided to go on a strict diet. I cut out alcohol, all fats and sugar. In two weeks I lost 14 days”. For many years I have known a marvelous woman who now and again loses her temper and her usual good humor because she […]
Body, heart and mind, in unison, produce struggle. Once steered by ‘creative thinking, same body, heart and mind engineer a ‘Buddha’ state of mind. Where we become Buddha.
The other day I was travelling with my young daughter. Everyone was talking about GST. She asked me why it’s in news and how does it help us. I tried to explain to her but like a father, with complex jargon and processes. Later, in Delhi I met few old lady friends who saw me tweeting […]
You being a cinema enthusiast and India lover would definitely love the film because of its contemporary relevance and consider tax rebate, as extremely high rates of taxes do not let the poor students watch meaningful cinema.