The paradox of arranged marriages

Interesting stuff has been going on in the country in the last two days. On one end, we have the case of an NGO called Bhrashtachar Nivaran Sanstha threatening to file a suit against producer Sajid Nadiadwala for the item number Anarkali Disco Chali in his movie Houseful 2. The NGO feels that the line, […]

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The critical mass of goodness

The country was galvanized last year by the whole Jan Lokpal Movement, and a lot was said for and against the movement, its leaders and cheerleaders, and the thousands of Indians who poured into the streets in the largest display of public outrage in recent times. While we are all fashionably outraged at the way […]

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If you think it’s disgusting, too bad for you.

Harish showed me an interesting article. It talks about 10 food items from around the world which are considered delicacies in their respective areas, but which would be perceived as highly disgusting by people from almost everywhere else, even the most battle-hardened non-vegetarians. In that list are things like maggot-infested cheese and bat-paste, enough to […]

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Stupid analogies are like stupid analogies

I have always had a love-hate relation with analogies, though it has mostly veered towards hate. I agree that they can occasionally be illuminating and can make difficult concepts more palatable, but I have often considered them evil and felt that they do more harm than good. Usually, they over-simplify a concept to “dumb it down”, so to […]

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Shaitan

I don’t watch too many movies, so I don’t bother with writing reviews etc., mostly because I don’t find myself qualified. A common feature of reviews, for example, is reference to previous works in that genre, juxtaposing what you are reviewing with what has been done so far and all that jazz. That’s another reason […]

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Cinemagraphs, Day 2

If you have seen my earlier post, Cinemagraphs, Day 1, you must have gotten a hang of what Cinemagraphs are. Well, we went on another shoot, this time stepping out of campus. We wanted more classy locations this time, so Ajay Koli and I went to HN which was the closest. The journey wasn’t without […]

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Cinemagraphs, Day 1

Cinemagraphs are animated GIFs in which only a small piece of each photograph is animated, making them a neat fusion of still and moving images, somewhat like photographs in the Harry Potter world. This is my first attempt at something like this. The raw videos were taken at 1080p using a Canon EOS 500D and […]

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Khoon Chala

मी आज रक्तदान केले… ह्याचा अभिमान वाटतो : I donated blood today. It feels great. That’s what the shining red and white badge said. When MoodI organised Khoon Chala, the blood donation campaign, it was something I appreciated whole-heartedly, but something I was equally sure I didn’t want to be a part of. I don’t […]

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