Opinions

Delhi 6

Since our last Sunday’s program was nixed thanks to poor planning. (We wanted to see Tom Cruise in Valkyrie but it seems that the whole of Mumbai had a similar idea which is why when we went to Sterling for the afternoon show, it was all sold out), I made sure that this Sunday’s movie …

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Orissawala Manoj

There is something to be said about watching a carpenter at work : hearing the tap tap of a hammer, the swish of the wood plane leaving curly shavings in its wake, the dust cloud of a sanded board and the sweet smell of adhesive as the veneer clings on to the wood : it …

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JAI HO

While I am happy that Slumdog Millionaire swept the Oscars, I am reminded of what Jesus said ” Blessed are the poor for they shall inherit the earth”. Even “Small Pinki” which won the award in the documentary category is about a poor girl with a cleft palate. So, ultimately the poor people of India …

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Marching to a different drummer

This morning my friend Nilu was most excited about the new trip she is organising……………..Felix Mendelssohn who is most famous for the Wedding March that we hear played in every Hollywood movie wedding is being feted for his 200th Birth Anniversary. So she is organising a 10 day trip for all music lovers to visit …

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The Kala Ghoda and the (not so) Fair

Ever since 1965, Kala Ghoda has ceased to be Kala Ghoda in all but name. Poor Edward VIIth remains astride his horse amongst all the other quadrupeds in Mumbai’s Zoo ( which I might add is another miserable sight a Mumbai visitor can do without! The last time I took my visitor there, HE was …