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Spotlight on The Prophecy of Trivine

The Prophecy of Trivine  By  Tnahsin Garg,  Srivatsan Sridharan and  Pulkit Gupta   Blurb  An emissary of an advanced alien race travels to the Earth to undertake responsibility of an experiment that has gone out of control. The outcome of … Continue reading

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New Age Romance in Bollywood Films

Bollywood and romance are synonymous with each other. Some of the top box-office grossers of all time have been romances, starting with the classic Mughal-e-Azam (1960). The period film–starring the iconic Dilip Kumar and the beautiful Madhubala as Prince Salim … Continue reading

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Makeovers, making out and matchmaking

Milan Vohra is famously known as India’s first home-grown Mills & Boon author. Her The Love Asana brought the Mills & Boon variety of romance to Indian shores, complete with an Indian TDH hero, a curvy and cute heroine and … Continue reading

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K.A. Abbas — An Unputdownable Voice

Title: An Evening in Lucknow – Selected Stories Author: K.A.Abbas; Edited by: Suresh Kohli Publisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 978-93-5029-102-3 Pages: 226 + special features including an interview with KA Abbas Genre: Modern Classics Price: Rs 299 Rating: 5 out of … Continue reading

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An American Movie Buff’s Salman Khan Obsession

When I started this blog, one of my first readers was Missy Pugh, a movie buff and screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles, who was not very acquainted with Bollywood films. So when she told me that my blog had … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Talaash — In Search of a Brave New World of Hindi Cinema

Talaash (Search) is an ambitious film. Because it aims at doing what few Hindi films do. Marry mainstream Hindi film with authentic cinema. Have A-list stars portray characters that are well-sketched out and do not remind you of the superstar … Continue reading

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Life of Pi: A Stunning Story that’s a Visual Feast

There are some songs that get stuck in your brain and keep playing like a never ending record. Know that feeling? Well, something similar is happening to me, but this time it’s not a song, but a movie. Life of … Continue reading

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Fan-freaking-tastic Ghost Story!

We Indians love movies and we want them in as many different languages as possible. So, here goes my first review of a non-Hindi, non-Bollywood movie: Bhooter Bhobishyat (The Future of the Past), a Bangla film made by Kolkata-based ad … Continue reading

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A Fun Ride in a Ferrari

Whatever happened to family-friendly entertainers? The kind that parents would happily take along their kids for good, clean fun? And those that might even sneak in a bit of a, dare I say it?, feel-good, uplifting message? It’s amazing how … Continue reading

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