The Golden Rule of Watching Movies on TV

Posted on 30 Oct 2015 under Random

I was passing time last night before going to bed, and Shawshank Redemption was on MN+. It has some really good movies, that channel. Over the last few days, they’ve been showing The Green Mile a fair few times as well. Of course, I’ve watched Shawshank Redemption multiple times (who hasn’t?), so I remember most […]

Book Review: The Recession Groom, by Vani

Posted on 26 Oct 2015 under Essays

Summary of Review: Without a doubt, amongst the worst books I’ve ever read. The story makes no sense and the ending is pure Bollywood. Geez, I don’t even know where to begin! The characters are undeveloped and uninteresting. The writing is full of warped phrases and sentence constructions (if not outright grammatical mistakes and incorrect […]

Diversity

Posted on 08 Oct 2015 under Asides

With all that’s been happening in the country lately, I begin to wonder at that old adage we were taught about India in primary school – “Unity in Diversity”. There’s an article doing the rounds in the news today that Javed Akhtar has made a statement saying that “Incidents of intolerance are not expected in […]

What is the point of an argument?

Posted on 02 Oct 2015 under Random

One thing I’ve always wondered about is what’s the point of an argument / debate? Honestly, when was the last time you met someone whose made-up mind was changed as a result of discussion / debate / argument with someone else? I’ve rarely, if ever, seen it happen. Most of the times, the argument either […]