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On Laptabs, In Re: Microsoft v. Google

I bought Nook HD Tablet last year. It is a fabulous Tablet for reading books, watching videos and surfing internet — I have been writing my blogs as well from the same Tablet, but not that comfortably; keyboards are important. I have actually forgotten the last time I seriously surfed internet on the Desktop. At the most I surf Internet on the Desktop for taking printouts of case laws. I…


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“Aarushi” by Avirook Sen

This is an unusual book because of the extra-ordinary courage with which it has been written. Indeed, the book exposes the corruption in the judiciary, the police and the society at large. Journalists and politicians have an advantage of knowing too much about too many things; some exploit this advantage for power, some for money, some for fame, and some for the love of their job. Avirook Sen’s sincerity in…


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Manjhi, the Mountain Man

#Manjhi #theMountainMan This movie gives you the courage to be alone. There are many insipirational stories of lone fighters, but this story is magnificient because of the sheer challenge countered by an even bigger insanity. The power of insanity is so deceptive that it attacks without a warning, and that’s what the arrogance deserves. By the time the arrogance percieves the damage, the damage has already been done; so what…


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Piku

There are times when you have nothing specific in mind but just want to write. Today is one such day. And, what better than to write on Piku. Constipation: Couldn’t have imagined in the wildest of my dreams that somebody would make a movie on a subject so frivolous, and yet so convincingly that it will end up leaving tears in the eyes. Feeling of Deja Vu certainly — no…


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My Choice, the Short Film

“My Choice” is the proposed anthem on women empowerment directed by Homi Adjania. The declarations are definitely very bold. Lots of counters have already been made, which have actually helped this video gain more publicity. But, let’s see how deeply thought of it is. The first choice is to WEAR CLOTHES while allowing the spirit to roam naked. I find it quite OK. However, if the message were to not…


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Ab Tak Chappan 2

This is a story of encounter cops, who don’t have to account for bullets. Whether such cops and bullets exist is not known to me, but since the movie starts with a disclaimer that it is a work of fiction, I am ready to enjoy it as such — though I don’t think Daya Nayak has been thanked for editorial inputs. Even last time, I couldn’t consume a big gangster…


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“Bhagvad-Gita”

Bhagwad-Gita is a holy text of Hindus, therefore, it is considered very sacred. However, since, as per a news report in TOI, its reading is being introduced in Haryana’s schools from the next academic session, the book is now open to critical analysis, and thus I am reviewing it here — though I admit I had dare not done it earlier because of the fear of hurting the religious sentiments…