Happy,Happy, Joy,Joy! ;)

Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the […]






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I Wish….

…the media would have been a little considerate before splashing the news ‘Athlete Santhi is not a girl!’ all over the place. If being stripped of her medals and humiliated publicly wasn’t bad enough, the repercussions that this will/must have already caused on her mind […]






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Hmmmmmm…

********************************************** “Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the tiger not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.” **********************************************






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I…

…am absolutely addicted to the latest reality show ‘Big Boss’ airing on Sony Television these days. For the hour between 10 and 11 pm, I do nothing except sit bug-eyed in front of the telly watching 11 diverse people make utter fools of themselves(and probably […]






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Movie Review : Umrao Jaan

Umrao Jaan is an adaptation of the book ‘Umrao Jaan Ada’ written in 1905 by a well known poet called ‘Ruswa.’ Whether the lovely courtesan, who was also known as the ‘heartbeat of Avadh’, and poetess existed or was the imagination of the poet is […]






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Movie Review : Dor

‘Dor’ is a thread or string. Something that binds things together and Nagesh Kukunoor couldn’t have chosen a better title for his movie. Zeenat (Gul Panang) is a tough, fiercely independent woman living life on her own terms in far away Himachal Pradesh. Meera (Ayesha […]






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Booked for life

We at ‘Times of India’ are starting a new series on Bookmark called BOOKED FOR LIFE. It will consist of first-person accounts by book lovers on their relationship with their collections, favorite books, unfavourite books, reading habits and so on. Essentially personal, the pieces can […]






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