A Novel Idea!

If I were to ask you about books made in to movies, you would probably rattle off names without a thought. In fact isn’t that something we all look forward to every time we like a book? But did you know novelizing movies have quite been the trend as well? While there would be a …

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Second time lucky!

Now that’s an adage we have all heard right? Second time lucky in love, in a job, in a relationship…in a book…Aah well…yes, a book. I am sure all of us have come across books which failed to impress us, or books we struggled to finish and then that very book turns out to be …

The Moral of the Story….

Garish makeup, loud costumes (which you wouldn’t even wear for the friendly neighborhood fancy dress competition), cheesy dialogues, even sleazier dance moves and plot lines which were busy waging a war against logic. If you are a 90s kid you would know what I am talking about; yes I am talking about the, they-are-so-bad-that-they-are-good, Hindi …

An Ode to the Extraordinaire Director/Writer Ray

I have been a Satyajit Ray fangirl for the longest time. I have read and re-read his books. Watched and re-watched his movies umpteen times and yet I would never leave the opportunity to watch or read his works again. The Sonar Kella DVD and the Feluda Samagra are the most treasured of my possessions. …

My Favourite Things

‘Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things’ Haven’t most of us grown up humming this?  And like Maria says in the movie, this song never fails to put a smile on my lips. …

Jungle Book – Of nostalgia and life lessons

‘Jungle jungle baat chali hain pata chala hain Chaddi pehenke phool khila hain phool khila hain’ Remember this absolutely endearing song from Jungle book? The animated TV series on Doordarshan [Yes, I am that old ;-)] about the lovable Mowgli and his friends, Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Sher Khan the tiger [Ok, so …