Bridge of Spies

Posted by on October 18, 2015 at 3:37 pm

“Every time I go to the movies, it’s magic, no matter what the movie about”. This from a man whose filmography is rich and immense. He has been prolific. He enjoys his craft. And it shows. I’ve seen only a handful. First time I was introduced to his craft when in school, in Kolkatta. I […]


Posted by on October 16, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Honestly, I have never noticed Lady Justice’s sword. I have noticed the blindfold, the scales. But never, the sword. Probably, the sword is held close to the body facing downwards in all the profiles of the statue. Or, probably, it was never a part of any Hindi movie dialogue, haranguing on the utility of the […]

Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

Posted by on October 1, 2015 at 2:05 am

Kapil Sharma can act. We already know he can. We saw him on Comedy Nights, that humorous TV sitcom where movie stars showed up to promote their upcoming releases. But with-Kis Kisko, Kapil has impacted the big screen. He has a presence, not that astounding star-like, but he can carry a movie. In-Comedy Nights with […]


Posted by on May 27, 2015 at 4:45 am

I saw it twice. And I might see it a few more times before it leaves the theatre nearby. Multiple viewings might suggest that I’m in awe of Deepika, which is correct. But what has touched me is the sweetness of the movie. And of course, it’s on a Bengali family and I have a […]

SHAMITABH – To much Amitabh

Posted by on February 8, 2015 at 2:40 pm

If you’ve seen early Amitabh movies like Sholay, Deevar, Namak Haram etc., to name a popular few, you will know that Amitabh was not the only actor in those movies yet he was the key factor in the success of those movies. Amitabh’s character moved the story forward and the story and his character and […]


Posted by on November 24, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Today was long. Today I saw three back to back movies. I started with a hindi “Happy Endings”, then two English- “Intersteller” and finally “Equalizer”. It was like doing a 9 to 5 job, but with a smile on my face and beign charged at the end of it all. I always saw a Govinda-Movie […]

Modi, Modi, Modi..As we call ourself.

Posted by on October 2, 2014 at 2:55 am

Every age loves an icon. And Indians are not immune to this. Pre-history lineage demonstrates that we need it from time to time. We need it as a peg to hold all our great age old cultural philosophies like simple living and high thinking even though our actual trajectories have one-program-in-60-year rule. The last time […]

Buying Apps on iTunes Store

Posted by on September 10, 2014 at 9:01 pm

The key to online business success is the return and refund policy. But Apple iTunes does not follow this strictly. In fact, purchase on iTunes Store has an opaque return policy. Let me explain. During purchase, the credit card which is configured in the iTunes account is charged immediately. But the bill is emailed after […]

Letter to Jeff Bezos

Posted by on August 17, 2014 at 2:22 am

Sir, I’m mainly a book buyer. Mostly I buy the kindle version but sometimes I buy books that are important to me and are rare and are only available on print. I’ve had two recent experiences where the delivery is not proper. The delivery is skipped stating strange reasons. The support is supportive but not […]

Bollywood Cycle

Posted by on February 9, 2014 at 7:50 am

It was in 1988 when the transfer of power started, Hindi Movie-wise. Aamir Khan arrived thru Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. The long name was more prevalent as QSQT. And Amir Khan was the first of the Cuties of the late eighties. In 1989, Salman Khan made his entry. By 1991/92, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan […]