Raja Nawathe: Gumnaam (1965)

You know I had never quite been a huge Hindi cinema buff. No doubt, I had watched numerous films over decades of my life in India, but had never really bought film magazines, nor bought tickets from the fellas who paced up and down, muttering something under their breath while you're waiting in queue with … Continue reading Raja Nawathe: Gumnaam (1965)

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Dev Anand, in conversation…

Varsha Bhosle, an ardent fan of Dev Anand interviewed the legendary actor somewhere around April 1997. Many others like her, and as fans of Hindi cinema may have already read this long interview, which I just came across minutes ago. As I do occasionally, on finding something interesting, especially unexpectedly, I share the treasure right-away; because … Continue reading Dev Anand, in conversation…

You may not wage the war, but…

You may not wage the war. But... let's not forget, this world itself is a battleground. Each one fights ... for space, ... to find his place, ... or leave her trace. In this world, the attacker swings from the right ... or will hurl at you from the left; or hit you from the … Continue reading You may not wage the war, but…

In Paris… meeting Mohanjeet!

On 12th October, just over two weeks ago, while strolling along Rue Saint-André des Arts, I suddenly saw this storefront that read, "Diwali". I was delighted. No pun intended. It was still my third day on my first visit to Paris.  😉 The bigger joy followed just moments later, when I met Mohanjeet! I was … Continue reading In Paris… meeting Mohanjeet!

Lata Mangeshkar ji… kudos to you.

  Now this is a story about conflict between two of Indian Cinema's biggest names who had worked together with great success since the beginning of their major film careers. A fall-out between the two occurred when Lata ji asserted herself raising the issue of royalty to be paid to her; while Raj Kapoor believed … Continue reading Lata Mangeshkar ji… kudos to you.

Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.

Now, they even think my comments are inappropriate (or who knows, may be irrelevant?) and do not publish them... boy, am I amused! Yesterday, I was reading Michael Melcher's rather common sense advice on how to handle the silence, which job-seekers are faced with during their job search endeavors. There were about 11 comments from … Continue reading Shifting Careers… they never write, they never call.