Seeking fame. What’s your name?

Isn't that quite like seeking the elusive dame? Here's an easy route: Love yourself. The world will clamor to clutch you with their greedy grips. Ouch! But what's the alternative to getting famous? Duh... getting infamous. So, titillate If you're wondering why this inane post, I'll share my agony. Nothing to do with whether or … Continue reading Seeking fame. What’s your name?

A sassy lassie asked her sexy chum, “Umm, so what’s hidden behind the choli?”

Coyly her chum replied, "That's my heart behind the choli"... Sassy lassie, saucy again, asks, "Pray, what's behind the chunari?" Sexy lady shot back, "That's my heart behind the chunari". As these two rustic young girls danced away on screen over two decades ago, off screen, given a chance, some Indians still scream, "Blasphemy! Anand … Continue reading A sassy lassie asked her sexy chum, “Umm, so what’s hidden behind the choli?”

A bundle of verve, pizzazz… Helen!

Speaking of 'vamps' in Indian cinema's "golden era", I can't help but think of Helen... the epitome of verve and pizzazz! It will be hard to extoll virtues about this most elegant lady -- a contradiction, eh? But I only saw her on the Hindi cinema screen, usually in the role of the "other woman" … Continue reading A bundle of verve, pizzazz… Helen!

A social commentary… hypocrisy, or hurtful reality?

Vaah, vaah, wow... what a song... your exultant parents, others of their generation, and today even we shower superlatives on songs such as this one: Or then again, this one... There's yet another song that crosses my mind, as do a zillion others... I wonder... was it Raj Kapoor's charisma that camouflaged the nuances of … Continue reading A social commentary… hypocrisy, or hurtful reality?