Monthly Archives: November 2010

Nirole Report – September 27th 2010

18/25 Dover Lane, 1st October 2010 Dear Boromama, Mejomani, Sejomani, Nomama, Chhotomama, Bachi, Ma and Bulimashi, I was in Nirole on the night of the 27th September and returned in the morning of the 28th of September 2010. I stayed … Continue reading

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Break Ke Baad – Impudent Chauvinism

Sometimes I get appalled at the decisions of the Censor Board of India. They are overly concerned with sex, violence and smoking on screen, often take these scenes out of their context and assume that the frames containing such “contraband … Continue reading

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Bollywood-isation of the Hindi Formula Film – Changing Cinema For Changing Times

Today the Hindi commercial cinema is known as Bollywood rhymed with Hollywood, a name by which the American film industry is known. Hollywood is a neighbourhood in Los Angeles, in the state of California in the USA, which has a … Continue reading

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Media In A Liberalized Economy – A Watchdog or Perpetrator of Myths?

The modern world is witnessing a media revolution. Never before has human history seen such proliferation of investments across the world into television channels, advertisements and broadcasting. It appears that investing into a country’s media properties is lucrative business for … Continue reading

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Mukul Dadu – The Man For Our Family

My earliest memory of Mukul Dadu is a slim frame, curly hair, flat forehead, fair and translucent skin and an ever smiling face. I always saw him in white crisp dhoti and a long “panjabi”. He used to have a … Continue reading

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Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi – Whats The Big Deal?

Yesterday, many of us especially my friends Parvinder and Xavier Dias were posting you tube uploads about how Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi were being paid to act in favour of some corporate entities in India and their politician agents. … Continue reading

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16th November – The Day The Fairies Came

  For me 16th November is the death anniversary of Thama, my father’s mother, known to the rest of the world as Nihar Dasgupta nee Gupta. Thama died after being in a deep coma for three days as her organs … Continue reading

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