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

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A story of human resilience… and society’s humaneness!

Tales of compassion, resilience towards life's adversities, and stories of hope in the face of unthinkable challenges are always so fascinating... I just finished reading one such story, "The Hard and the Soft", brought to us by op-ed columnist, David Brooks, of The New York Times. Speaking of Norway's winnings at the recent Winter Olympics, he … Continue reading A story of human resilience… and society’s humaneness!

Michael Pollack’s tale of terror, horror and hospitality at The Taj Mahal Hotel

This morning, over a week after the news of gunshots and terror struck Mumbai, I read a first hand account from a word doc that appeared in my mail box: Michael Pollack and Anjali's story of their nightmare at the Taj. But through it all, they express their gratitude towards members of the hotel staff … Continue reading Michael Pollack’s tale of terror, horror and hospitality at The Taj Mahal Hotel

“Interesting Facts about India”… I’m tired of the boast statements!

Every other day, my Inbox has a 'new' email which reflects the glories of India and Indians. While I'm indeed happy for this country, her countrymen (women, and children) and all their successes, I'm kind of tired of reading emails forwarded by hundreds of people, en masse, literally. It seems that the people who created … Continue reading “Interesting Facts about India”… I’m tired of the boast statements!