John and Tim Freeman… a tale of two brothers, in New York City!

The story may seem to initially reek of Jeffrey Archer's Kane & Abel, but it isn't. John and Tim are siblings - brothers - living two diametrically different lives. A friend posted this long article on Facebook.  It is a poignant commentary and shows another side to the much-desired New York City... It is also … Continue reading John and Tim Freeman… a tale of two brothers, in New York City!

Advertisements

Christian Bale as Moses; Christian Bale as Steve Jobs!

Confounding. Compelling. Colossal. Christian Bale is confounded by the personality of Moses while playing the role for Ridley Scott's film, "Exodus: Of Gods and Kings". What could happen when he turns into "Steve Jobs" for his next film? Photo Courtesy: Amazon.com Walter Isaacson's portrayal in his now three year old biography of the Apple co-founder … Continue reading Christian Bale as Moses; Christian Bale as Steve Jobs!

Damn the Chocolate!

Chocolat, chocolates, Cadburys, Ferrero Rocher, Godiva or an entire list of brands from A-Z of which some you may chomp on routinely, while ship-loads of others you've never even heard of exist in this world, and just as well. No, please do not drool over what you're about to read. If anything, you may want … Continue reading Damn the Chocolate!

Simon and the Oaks (2011)

Blame it on our staggered viewing of the film, or to the small viewing screen of the laptop -- with the 46" TV screen shattered and now beyond repair -- or attribute our discordance with this film to its confused theme, I'm not quite sure. On the film critics' list of The New York Times, … Continue reading Simon and the Oaks (2011)

Silicon Valley chief’s meteoric rise… in just two hours!

The world knows too well of Google's climb to fame... and fortune. But senior management executive (VP) Alan Eustace, at this renowned Silicon Valley company, can now proudly boast about the personal accomplishment literally under his belt. His daredevil feat yesterday has nothing to do with Google. The stupendous success with his "wild, wild ride", … Continue reading Silicon Valley chief’s meteoric rise… in just two hours!

“Won’t you visit India anytime soon!”

Numerous friends and acquaintances pose this question often - at least more often than I'd care to answer; or even to respond with some plausible explanation - one way or another. "Explanation", because if my answer is in the affirmative, surely there's a reason why - an occasion, a wedding, to circuit the golden triangle … Continue reading “Won’t you visit India anytime soon!”

Remembrance (2011): My Take

Last evening, I watched this foreign film, "Remembrance". It is the story about a Jewish woman, Hannah Silberstein, who struggles to break free from the dark memories of her past life in the Auschwitz concentration camp during Poland's SS occupation. Young Hannah falls in love with an inmate, Tomasz Limanowski. Together, after they escape from … Continue reading Remembrance (2011): My Take