Doordarshan’s Aankhen > CID (#PunsIntented)

No other Television series has slaved more than CID in India. Right from the time of Aahat to the times of Bade Chutiye Achhe Lagte hain , CID has been single handily saved SET India’s ass in so many years. But the big question is: Is CID the greatest Indian defective detective show ever? If you are saying…

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Baroda Food Favourites

Originally posted on Therefore I travel:
I spent hardly 11 months in Baroda but within a month, it had become my favourite city. It has so much to offer. I barely settled there (took a week to settle down the house) and I was engaging myself in various activities and hitting new restaurants. It’s been…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Bucket List

Originally posted on The In-Between Place:
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists. This week’s topic is “bookish bucket list.” 1. Work in a bookstore/library…

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what do you choose: mountains or beaches?

Originally posted on merry to go around:
“i think we go to the mountains really often,” i said. “maybe…” came the stoic reply with the hint of the question mark at the end.  i could continue it meant… i did. “we live in the coast, to the west of india. and towards the end of…

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Life Lessons from Silver Lining Playbook

There is great deal to learn from good books and cinemas. Here are some of the life lessons to take from Silver Lining Playbook (Maybe this post is coming a year too late). 1. Excelsior There is too much negativity in the world. Even though we try our best to ignore, but the vibes around…

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Book Review: And The Mountain Echoed

In the book, And the Mountain Echoed, author Khaled Hosseini chooses a very interesting kind of narration style where the characters take their turns to narrate the story. Some character narrates in first person, some through letters and some in the third person. The book is based in the 1940s in Afghanistan where the hardship of…

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#ExpectFrom2014 : Books & Literary

2014 is important year for folks of my generation. Important decisions will be made, life will juggle roles, careers will be made or lost, new hopes and expectations will replace the old one. Here, I have started a small series #ExpectFrom2014 I am looking forward for great year ahead for the Books. Here is my Expectations…

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#ExpectFrom2014: Television

2014 is important year for folks of my generation. Important decisions will be made, life will juggle roles, careers will be made or lost, new hopes and expectations will replace the old one. Here, I have started a small series #ExpectFrom2014 Here is my first list, of what I expect from Television from 2014. 1….

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What Happens When The Baker Gets Baked?

Originally posted on Ashish Shakya:
Before I get into the column, let me state up top that you should never ever do cocaine, because it has horrible side-effects like being lumped in the same category as that guy from Prem Aggan. That must’ve been one of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson’s concerns this week, when she…

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And Then There was #Batkid

Hope is good and it keeps us curious in most uncertain of times. And Hope is what people of San Francisco gave to the 5 year old Miles who is fighting Leukemia. Make-a-wish foundation made Miles dream possible of becoming the Batman. San Francisco morphed itself as Gotham city ,Twelve Thousand volunteers came to cheer…

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“Tujhe sharam nahin aati khud ko Indian bolte huye?”

Originally posted on The Single Screen:
So this was supposed to be a standard corporate gig. Event management company ‘BOI Media and Entertainment  Pvt Ltd.’ contacted me for this a few days ago. What happened 6 pm: I reach the venue (Hotel Leela, Andheri East) to find out that the gig is for a party thrown…

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Krrish 3—The Review

Originally posted on The Greatbong Blog & Podcast:
The nation needs a superhero. Some try to bring one back from the pages of history, make a big statue and, through it all, generate political capital. Some create a superhero from imagination, make a big statue of him on film, and from that generate actual capital.…

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The Way To A Man’s Heart Is Through Cannes

Originally posted on Ashish Shakya:
Once every few years, there comes along a film that hits home with simplicity and elegance, and more importantly, makes you feel like a talentless chump. I’m talking, of course, about Phata Poster Nikla Hero and its sublime Dhating Dhating Dhating Naach, the current anthem for Linking Road Dudes In…

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Case Study: How Did we Lose the Track of Money, Via Race 2

New Premier League season has begun and I went to Man Utd Cafe to catch the first game of the season (Swansea v/s MUFC). As excited I was, i reached there before the kickoff and had to kill some time by ears-dropping at the loud conversation behind me (If you are curious, I drafted it…

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Fantasy Premier League 2013/14: Here is my Pick

Our Favorite league is starting today and excitement can’t be any less. As every year, I have , registered in the Fantasy Premier League, an official fantasy League on Barclays Premier League. So, here is my team: (and also some of my predictions) Attack: a.  Soldado : I am big fan of his and have…

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Not Only Captain Planet, we need more Cartoon Movies

So Sony Pictures finally announced The Captain Planet movie (Actually its been a while, this post was on my draft since 14th July ). Thank you for the sensible decision. Unbelievable it was, that a show in 90s was capable of saying the  inconvenient truth (which made many people Famous) while we still thought that…

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Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Originally posted on The In-Between Place:
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the…

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Clerk: The Deputy to the Cult called Gunda

In India, there is no movie which comes close to popularity of Gunda.  IITs, IIMs , DU, & MU , et all have fan clubs for it. There are fanboys spread all over social media re-chanting the works of wonder-maker, Kanti Shah and his team of Geniuses . There is so much said and written…

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