SATYA

RGV’s Satya is the movie to watch. One of my favourites. I have watched Satya for number of times. And every time I thank RGV for making such realistic, earthy and hard-hitting film. Here is review of Satya by Khalid Mohammed published in Times of India. Found this review on another blog as mycinema.blogspot.com

SatyaReviewed by – Khalid Mohamed
Cast: Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Vajpayee, ChakravarthyDirector: Ram Gopal VarmaRating: **** Continue reading SATYA

Sound of Music

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things”

These ar the lyrics of my favourite song from the all time classic TheSound of Music. Lyrics are very very simple still they had a great meaning. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Continue reading Sound of Music

Life & Success

“It’s not our abilities that decide what we truly are……..it’s our choices” – Albus Dumbledore
A great quote from the Harry Potter book. The quote clearly shows where we are today. Most of the times we think I have done this. I’m here because I have this ability. But it’s not true. It’s a choice, which always matters, and not the ability. The choices we made change our life. And we walk on that path. Because unless and until we make choice we can not give the proper direction to our abilities. When we face failure we think that we lack the ability to have success in that thing.  Continue reading Life & Success

Finding Neverland

Yesterday, I watched a movie “Finding Neverland”. Johnny Depp stars as Sir James Barrie, creator of all time classic Peter Pan. A film is about what inspired James Barrie to write peter pan. It’s an amazing movie. Director has done a fabulous job. Mainly Mr Barrie’s character is great. He is a mature person but still there’s a kid inside him who always dreams of a place called Neverland. And then Barrie meets Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kate Winslet) and her family and he writes the play Peter Pan based on this relationship. Continue reading Finding Neverland

Hello from Sheffield !!!

Its now around 3 months I’m here in UK. Away from home. Before coming here people were teeling me about the culture here and all. The bizzarre things they have experienced and all. But actually I have liked too many things here from the society point of view. But that does’t means that I’m against our traditions and culture. They are good and very much necessary. But I’m against the extra-ordinary importance given to it. First of all lets start from the western culture. It can be described in just one word ‘FREE’. Everybody is free here. U don’t have to ask somebody to do things or not. Then the zero differences on the basis of caste system is the main thing behind the growth. These people don’t relate the very basic things of life to religion, god an all. If u observe u can see girls smoke here more than boys. They drink regularly. This is the part of their culture. But they are ready to bend or make change in their lifestyle accroding to the needs. That’s why some of my colleagues were aghast when they saw girls smoking and all. 🙂 Because from childhood what we learn is that smoke/drink is not for girls and its just for boys. And when any indian girl acts like this she becomes a hot topic of discussion. If we want to grow in real not only city infrastructure and all then we have to open up our minds. One more example is many of colleagues here don’t know how to make a just a tea. I think this is the most shameful thing. This is the very basic thing needed for survival. U can find here women drivers of trams, buses, trains. And in India what we do is just pass comments on woman drivers. Its not the fault of women. All of us are thinking on wrong lines. Yesterday only I read one article regarding India’s poor traffic control and infrastructure. The consumerism has swept India after IT boom has started. At the age of 30 everybody buys a car, house and all. But nobody thinks of the road conditions and all. Which is the main cause of the number accidents. The need of the time is to open up. Break the rules and then only we can think on other things. One thing I observed here. Firstly I though how weired these people are? The thing is I have heard car horn just for a single time in last 3 months. Using car horn is considered here as bad manners. And still the traffic moves smoothly. The point is discipline which helps people here. Many people with me here use dustbins regularly to throw paper, cigarettes and all. But in India they were just throwing the stuff on the road. And then they proudly say back in India that this-that country is very clean and all.