TWO STATES

love, Marriage, movies, relationships, religion, social trends, society
Intercast Weddings !!! Two States is a simple clean sweet and entertaining movie, based on Chetan Bhagats’s Novel of the same title. The book and the movie have tackled the issue of intercast weddings in India and their acceptability in our society. Since I had not only read the book but found it Chetans one of the best, I could relate with the movie better and with greater acceptance. India and the society, more so in north India ,has moved a long way over the last two decades to accept inter cast weddings and have even started accepting inter religion weddings. It’s a welcome change and while till few years back inter cast weddings always meant love marriages, today we are seeing plenty of arranged inter caste marriages too. In…
Read More

Aankhoon Dekhi

movies
FLY FREE !!!!!!!!! Ankhoon Dekhi , written and directed by Rajat Kapoor is yet another wonderful movie, which can be called, art film, parallel cinema, off beat movie or whatever…. the fact is that it is a super movie but the sad part is that it came and went, probably unseen, unheard and unsung! The story moves around a lower middle class family, of two brothers, elder working for a travel agency and younger a CA, living together, on the first floor of an old typical north Indian building in the interiors of Delhi. While the events in the movie for sake of creation a story move around the love story of the elder brother’s daughter, the younger brother’s family moving out to live separately, job of the elder brothers…
Read More

MASTRAM

Pornography, Sex, social trends, society
ETERNAL MASTI !!   It was a pleasure to learn that Akhilesh Tiwari was making a movie on the erstwhile famous and popular Mastram !(Elusive Erotica –THE WEEK,April 13,2014) Mastram was one of the most popular names with which all youngsters of yester years have grown and the mastram series of books were the first to introduce and welcome every normal young man to the ever existing vast world of porn literature.   From sixties to nineties and may be before and after that, Mastrams were read in every professional college, much more than the course books and had an unparalleled contributions in bringing alive the erotic imagination of every youngster. Besides giving immense pleasure Mastram successfully created a sense of bonding and groupfun, better than any other means or…
Read More

SUNNY LEONE

movies, Sex, social trends, society
SHINNING SUNNY Wonder why Shobha De is surprised at the acceptance of Sunny Leone, the super porn star, by Indians as a Bollywood actress.( Sunny Side Up-The Sexes-THE WEEK,April 13,2014) Indians have always been famous at opening their arms and hearts to one and all, be it invaders or intruders and are easy in forgetting the past, even to accept a Bandit queen like Phoolan Devi as a politician…..and Ekta has very wisely exploited this quality of us Indians to cast Sunny in Ragni MMS II ,because Leone with her assets, will happily be welcummed by one and all.  Kuddos to Sunny not only for carrying herself so confidently and conducting herself with dignity, but also for giving her profession of acting in porn movies, a credibility and lifting it…
Read More

SEX AND RELIGION

religion, Sex, society
SEX-The Unutterable Word : HEIGHT OF HYPOCRICY!!!! It’s shocking to see yet another blow on freedom of expression on views and on journalism with a recent book of Wendy Dongier, titled, The Hindus: An alternative History, being banned from publication and circulation in India, by efforts of so called Hindutva-vadis. (Religion hotter than Sex-The Week,April 06,2014) The reason being that Dinanath Batra ,a retired teacher and his team thought that the authoress had approached the Hindu scriptures with a sexual scanner. Wonder why Sex is still considered a taboo and the unutterable word. Can life ever be separated from sex? Sex forms an integral part of all living beings including humans and is a basic instinct and a normal physiological need like hunger and thirst. Sex and sexuality can never…
Read More

QUEEN

movies, relationships, social trends, society
Celebrating Singledom !!!!! QUEEN is yet another movie on a women oriented theme, emphasising Woman Empowerment!  A well made, entertaining, good movie. The story of the movie revolves around a small town girl Rani, (hence the name Queen) from Rajouri in J & K. The girl is engaged to the son of her father’s friend, an engineering student but after he completes his studies he goes abroad and changes his mind, and calls the engagement off, on the eve of the marriage, as he feels that the girl is not of his standard. The girl is crestfallen but gets great support from her family including the grandmother and she decides to go to Paris and Amstradam, on her honeymoon tickets. There she meets and makes friends of both genders and…
Read More

RIP Khushwant Singh

Uncategorized
  YOU CAN NEVER DEI !!!!!!!!!!   Mr Kushwant Singh ,the dirty old man, as he was popularly and lovingly called, breathed his last yesterday.......but he will live in our memories and hearts forever. Mr Kushwant Singh is one of the most popular name in English journalism and in fact one of the fore runners of English magazines in India and in taking Indian English journalism abroad. He has edited several English magazines, Illustrated Weekly being most popular and prominent and has authored innumerable books. Kushwant Singh, a well acclaimed columnist was far ahead of his time and the first to talk and write about sex openly and the one to give birth to the so called adult non veg jokes which made him the first choice for any Page…
Read More

HIGHWAY

movies
Freedom in captivity ! Was a pleasure watching, HIGHWAY.........another movie from Imtiaz Ali, the maker of Jab we Met, and on a similar on the run theme. The story revolves around the kidnapping of a girl and is based on the concept of Stockholm Syndrome, a mental state wherein the captive falls in love with the kidnapper. The movie has just two main characters, a young, innocent, sweet and slightly immature daughter of a multimillionaire, played superbly by Alia Bhat and her kidnapper, excellently enacted by Randeep Hooda. The girl is unintentionally kidnapped by a small time Jat goonda, and once he comes to know the identity of the girl and the power of her father, he gets on the run with her. The kidnapped girl, who has been brought…
Read More

GULAB GANG

movies
GULAB GANG Gulab Gang was an utter disappointment......more so since a lot was expected not only from the movie but from two super heroines from yesteryears. Based on the Gulabi Gang, a social group of women, fighting for women cause and standing against atrocities on women, in north India over last decade or so, the movie twisted a social cause into a political tussle between the leader of the Gulab Gang, played by Madhuri and the widow of the local politician, depicted on screen by Juhi Chawla. The stand for social reforms and the fight for women empowerment were sadly thrown well in the background and the movie concentrated on an ugly, poorly depicted twisted political battle. The gimmicks used were time old ones of robbery, hooliganism, rape, vandalism, murder,…
Read More

Divine Diwali

Festivals, Ganga, Mythology, Parmarth Ashram Rishikheth, religion
DIWALI WITH A DIFFERANCE ! Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of India, and is celebrated in almost all states, and by all, with great fever and festivity every year ! Diwali is not just a day affair but has festivals for five days in a row. Dhanteras- Dhanteras is celebrated two days before diwali, and is a festival for businessmen, and is celebrated with shopping in decorated markets.......mainly of Gold, silver, clothes, utensils and household goods. Narka Chaudas- This comes a day before Diwali, and is commonly celebrated as Choti diwali. This is a day to clean and decorate the houses (whitewashing is done in advance, and usually around Diwali) and special cleaning of the body too. Diwali- Main Diwali day is celebrated as Laxmi Poojan.......Ganesh and Laxmi…
Read More