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In the genes: Like Father Unlike Son

Over the Republic Day long-weekend, I was having a discussion with a friend on what might seem to be a rather trivial topic. We got into a discussion on why progeny of famous parents are never really as good and as famous, as their parents. 641 more words

Bangalore Mirror

Romancing With Life

Author: Dev Anand
Title: Romancing With Life: An Autobiography
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Year of publication: 2007
Place of publication: New Delhi
Ownership: Gift
Transcription of dedication/inscription: 10 more words


Mohd Rafi-You are a Legend

The year was 1996 in Kolkata and the local sound box in our para were tirelessly playing all the patriotic songs.Songs like ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo’,’Ae Watan Ae Watan Humko Teri Kasam’ and ‘Woh Bharat Desh Hain Mera” appeared in repeat mode..I was enigmatically drawn to the unique voice of the playback singer. 534 more words

A Bit Of Everything

Ferry (1954)

Earlier this year, commenting on a post, reader Shalini recommended Ferry to me. I admitted that I’d seen the film—years ago—on Doordarshan, and had liked it, though over the intervening years I’d forgotten what exactly it was all about. 2,638 more words

Dusted Off

Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1961)

Nasir Hussain, as someone (he himself?) once remarked, came to Bombay with one story in his briefcase, and made out of it one blockbuster after another. 2,128 more words

Dusted Off

है अपना दिल तो दीवाना            Hai apna dil to deewana

हर एक पे प्यार लुटाता है            Har ek pe pyar lutata hai

कभी राहों में मस्त फूल खिले       Kabhi raaho me mast phool khile… 27 more words

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