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How the best Hindi movie of 2015 achieved true greatness

How the best Hindi movie of 2015 achieved true greatness

'Badlapur,' says Sreehari Nair, 'proves that sometimes there are more personal truths to be discovered in our trash cans than in our neatly arranged book-shelves.' IMAGE: Varun Dhawan in Badlapur. I strongly believe that there is an independent God for the movies, and for all my money he is a Child; curious, ever-learning, perhaps even pubescent. It's this Child-God that I am sure Sriram Raghavan fervently worships. For his is a filmography peppered with a very specific kind of beauty; a ..., 1 month ago

Short Take: Reading a writer's mind

Reading a writer's mind A few months ago, for the first time the writer inside me suddenly woke up and spurred me on to write something. I began writing about a month I spent with my cousins at a cancer hospital. However, after writing a few lines, ...
 The Gulf Today2 days ago Short Take: Reading for pleasure  The Gulf Today1 month ago

Short Take: Wrong pick

Wrong pick Sometimes you miss a part of a conversation if you are occupied with work, or you maybe thinking deeply into a matter. But whatever may be the case, at times it may lead to a terrible embarrassment. The other day, at the mall, a guy was ...
 The Gulf Today1 week ago

Short Take: When 1 becomes 9

When 1 becomes 9 The excitement of an expat visiting his/her home country after a year or so knows no bounds. They are eager to see their near and dear ones at the earliest possible time. Minor delays in flight timings or at the immigration counter ...
 The Gulf Today2 weeks ago

Short Take: Tracking mystery

Tracking mystery Going to the park in the morning has always been my fascination since childhood. But don't get me wrong when I say this. I am not at all health conscious or a fitness freak. Though I tried to shed a few calories, I ended up reading ...
 The Gulf Today3 weeks ago

Short Take: Concrete fun

Concrete fun Although occasions like New Year come and go, some moments are unforgettable. The beginning of the year gave a lot of reasons to recall the back home zest. It was delightful to hear that the road concreting work near my wife's home ...
 The Gulf Today4 weeks ago

Short Take: Happiness minimised

People across the world welcomed New Year with a positive outlook and are looking forward to a peaceful and prosperous year. However, with the passage of time the mode of celebrations has undergone a sea of change. Unlike our childhood days, ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago

Short Take: Ghostly game

Ghostly game We were talking about a deserted ghost city. Don't talk about ghosts. I live with one, joked my friend, hinting at his wife. She told the same thing about you yesterday, I replied. The subject refused to end. Have you seen a ghost? ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago

Case against man for killing stray dog

Kottayam: The body of a stray dog was exhumed for autopsy two months after its death and a case filed against a resident at Ettumanoor near here, based on a complaint that the pregnant dog was shot dead. The autopsy was conducted by a team of three ...
 Times of India1 month ago

Short Take: Positive angle

Positive angle We often hear people say everything is going wrong in our society and that the future for society is doomed. Destructive ideologies have been built upon the notion that everything is wrong it leave us at a loss and to quote AE ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago
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