Watch your kite soar!

In Indian cinema, poets and lyricists have expressed the joys and sorrows of people, through songs using the humble kite as a metaphor. Watching your kite soar, caressing the skies on a clear day is a simple delight. Across the oceans to the west, or bending far over in the orient's east, you see kites … Continue reading Watch your kite soar!

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Do you drive a car?

If you drive a car, as a consumer you know that the price of gas/petrol is falling. A boon, it may seem, right? Well, (pun intended), the short answer is 'No'. This small benefit for the common man doesn't quite translate into a booming world economy. When the price per barrel drops to almost 50% … Continue reading Do you drive a car?

Hima Kala Kendra

We knew her as Ms Hima Devi. I always remember her as a lady with immense attitude, a cigarette between her fingers, puffing smoke in our middle school classroom. After a while our Victorian "ha, hoo" shocked by her stance, simply stopped. Hima was just Hima... cool. No, we did not use that term then. … Continue reading Hima Kala Kendra

Shankar-Jaikishan + Anand Bakshi: one film only!

Music buffs wonder why. "Main Sunder Hoon" (1971)... Just that one film? Die-hard fans of music composers Shankar-Jaikishan, will immediately pipe in with their reasoning for aisa kyun!     Simplistic arguments of S-J fans range from, "Anand Bakshi's songs lacked lyrics; they were a string of words with mere 'tukbandi' (rhyming)." "Anand Bakshi's lyrics … Continue reading Shankar-Jaikishan + Anand Bakshi: one film only!