Vice – Wise

The other day there was a news article about the legal age for drinking being reduced to 21 years from 25 years in the National Capital Region (New Delhi). This disturbed me and set me thinking. It is so ironical that everyone knows that there is no virtue in either drinking or smoking; nevertheless, bothContinue reading “Vice – Wise”

‘Sporting’ Songs

A welcome change in Hindi cinema in recent years has been sport-centric films. The list is quite impressive – Saaheb (1985, Football), Awwal Number (1990, Cricket), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992, Cycling), Lagaan (2001, Cricket), Iqbal (2005, Cricket), Chak De India (2007, Hockey), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013, athletics), Mary Kom (2014, Boxing), M.S.Dhoni: The UntoldContinue reading “‘Sporting’ Songs”

Songs ‘Spoken and Sung’

I hope I have piqued your curiosity by the title of my post. I actually did not know how better to christen it. In this post, I refer to songs where the lyrics are first uttered or spoken sometimes in a poetic and at other times in a sing song fashion and then the sameContinue reading “Songs ‘Spoken and Sung’”

Songs of ‘Teachers’

Today is Teachers’ day. This Teachers’ day is rather special and different. The academic year has been disrupted and there has not been a single day of regular school. It has been schooling in the virtual world. Both the students and the teachers have had to adapt to and accept the new normal. Ordinarily Teachers’Continue reading “Songs of ‘Teachers’”

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