Lure of the Lens

My brother is a foto freak. One of his prized possessions is his camera, which he acquired soon after getting…


Blog Fight

Two bloggers are pitting their literary skills against each other to decide who reigns supreme. This Deathly Fish versus Bob…


Nostalgic Stuff

Remember the good (?) ol’ days when our air space (now cable space) was monopolised by Doordarshan and a hundred and one (I know there are more) channels were not…Continue Reading →

Wah Shah Jehan

About a month ago I paid my debut visit to the Taj. Yes, it is an impressive piece of architecture,…


Sarkar Rules

The latest from RGV Film Company’s Factory is after quite long a while not the usual assembly line product which…


A Thousand Desires

Hazaaron khwahishain aisi ke har khwahish pe dam nikleBahut nikle mere armaan lekin phir bhi kam nikle…Sudhir Mishra portrays Ghalib’s angst in a politico-romantic mould on celluloid. The results are…Continue Reading →


I had discovered Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia a few years ago. It started on January 15, 2001 and today it…


'Deep Throat' Speaks Up

‘Deep Throat’ is former FBI man Mark Felt. The Watergate investigations by the Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein once inspired me – a wannabe journalist still slogging…Continue Reading →

Think About It

A friend once told me, “It’s possible to awaken a sleeping man, but not one who is pretending to be…


Tumultuous Tobacco

“Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya. har fikr ko dhue mein udata chala gaya” May 31 – The World…