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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Movies 2006

As the year 2006 is coming to a close, it is high time to look back at the movies released this year (in Kolkata, India). My personal favorite is the the Rakeysh Mehra film 'Rang De Basanti'. It has now become a phenomenon all over the nation and even in other countries of the world. It has influenced people in a very special way, as it makes them hold a mirror to themselves. Students of schools, colleges & universities have zealously taken up core issues like nationalism, patriotism and selfless political fervour in debates, discussions, seminars and other forums of collective deliberation.

There were many pleasant surprises from Bollywood this year like 'Being Cyrus', 'Khosla Ka Ghosla', 'Omkara', 'Pyar Ke Side-Effects' and 'Lage Raho MunnaBhai' - all of which deserve to be seen and lauded as they offer a refreshing change from the run-of-the-mill entertainers.

Kolkata is Changing

I am a die-hard Kolkatan. I love the city in all its multifaceted splendor and squalor. 

It is indeed fascinating to see this very city of mine changing in front of my own eyes! Sometimes I find it so hard to believe that the exteriors have changed so much. The cityscape is trying hard to keep up with the times. At times there is a discernible shift that is almost desperate.

I don't mind the changes, rather I am glad to see the otherwise laidback Kolkatan waking up to the most sophisticated amenities that most metros of the world boast of. However, I sincerely hope that the heart of Kolkata, that may not exactly be enriched by the milk of kindness but which surely surely beats with an uptempo humane beat, remains as spirited as it always has been. Let the Kolkatans show the world how cool it is to be passionate and energetic when it comes to beating the odds!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Discovering Blogging

Blogging for me is a whole new concept. 
It is fun, I guess, to be able to share my personal take on wide range of subjects. 
Any discovery is fascinating for that matter. 
Let's see where this very new-found fascination leads me!