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Complaint Letter

C: The world we live in is unfair. J: Tell me about it. C: I often feel unwanted. That I do not really belong here. J: I would say you are making a mountain out of a mole. C: It ain’t like that. Sometimes I sound ‘s’-ish, like in cinema, or cereal. At times I also sound ‘k’-ish, in cattle, or canopy or callousness. I do not even have an identity. I find secure only in the company of H. When we are together, there is this amazing sound which is irreplaceable, like in charm or change. In H’s company, I am contended. J: Come on, it is alright to have more than a single sound. You become versatile, don’t you? C: Easy for you to say. Do people ever mistake your sound? You are unique. J: If it would make you any happy, I would confide that my life is not all pleasant either. It would have been if someone else had not gone out of their way to mimic me. I hate it when people use me in a negative word like jeopardy, but they go for G in gorgeousness. C: Haha! Y

Movie Review : Masaan

Title : Masaan Language : Hindi Year : 2015 Director : Neeraj Ghaywan Genre : Drama, Romance IMDB Link Watch trailer on Youtube Lead Role : Richa Chadda, Vicky Kaushal, Sanjay Mishra , Shweta Tripathi Another realistically made, thought provoking film which keeps the viewers intrigued and in sync with the plot. Though the primary plot is based on lost love, the movie delves into varied issues including the nation’s debatable morality laws, social stigma, cop behavior and the like. Though the viewers are offered a plethora of love stories by our filmmakers, seldom does our movies paint romance in such innocent manner. The nervousness and sincerity are beautifully conceptualized. There is a subtle jibe at the existing social class differences too. Richa Chadda has done a commendable job playing one of the protagonists, Devi. Equally mentionable are Shweta Tripathi, Vicky Kaushal and Sanjay Mishra who all lived their roles.  Director Neeraj Ghaywan used to assist Anurag K

Movie Review : Anarkali

Title : Anarkali Language : Malayalam Year : 2015 Director : Sachy Genre : Drama, Romance IMDB Link Watch trailer on Youtube Lead Role : Prithviraj Sukumaran, Biju Menon, Miya George, Suresh Krishna Many of us might be familiar with the tale of Anarkali, the court dancer who was supposedly Jahangir’s secret lover. But when a debutant director announces the title for his directorial venture, one is not very sure what to expect. Is he gonna portray the Mughal times? Or is he planning to base the plot on the ageless tale of love? One fine day, the trailer releases and doubts are put to rest. Anarkali, as the team behind it described, is a romantic drama with feeble elements of thrill sprinkled here and there. The storyline is not very gripping or deep, and it is compensated by the beauty of the breathtaking visuals. Cinematography is the soul of the movie, and Sujith Vasudev deserves an applause. Prithviraj Sukumaran is apt for the role of Shantanu, our mysterious wan


"Do you know what irony is?" she asked me as she barged into my room. I was inside, reading. I considered her abrupt question. Apparently without expecting any reply, she continued, "Irony is when nobody bats an eye when guys drink their heads out, but when they see a girl drinking, hell breaks out." "Hold on, are you telling me that you drink?" "Occasionally, yeah!" "I don't think it is something to be proud of." "Hey don't judge me." "I didn't." "Yes You did. I can see it in your eyes." "Well I did not mean to. That would have been instinctive. But that had nothing to do with your gender. Drinking is bad for health. It's as simple as that." She did not seem to listen to reason then. Perhaps she thought I was just being another male chauvinist. An awkward silence followed. "Do you know what irony is?" This time I posed the questi