Archive for November, 2012

23
Nov
12

Film Review: ‘Life Of Pi’ is visually stunning

Director: Ang Lee

How good the movie adaptation of Life Of Pi is I’ll never be able to say because it’s unlikely that the book will ever have the privilege of being held in these hands, but the film scores very high on visual appeal and doles out a lesson or two as well. Directed by Ang Lee, Life Of Pi has a shipwrecked boy (Suraj Sharma) on a lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a tiger, of which only the big cat and young lad remain – and understand they need each other to survive. Watching Life Of Pi in 3D is very enjoyable, and having Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Adil Hussain around adds to the pleasure. I’d pick the part of the carnivorous floating island with countless meerkats as a chunk I’d like to watch again, but such is the cinematography that the best scenes in Life Of Pi have no talking. The film insists there should always be a closure of some kind; an acknowledgement of a partnership that’s been successful – and the movie touches without disturbing. My problem with Life Of Pi is the attribution of every courageous act or even the will to remain alive to faith in ‘God’, and the movie would have hit the spot had it not explained itself in so many words. “Above all, don’t lose hope”, is what this triumph-of-the-human-spirit movie says, so keep your 3D spectacles on.

Movie Review of Aamir Khan’s Talaash

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21
Nov
12

Ajmal Kasab Hanged At Yerawada Jail In Secret Operation

Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, has been executed. He was shifted from Arthur Road Jail to Yerawada Jail last night, and was hanged by the neck at 7.30 am today.

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19
Nov
12

Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

DOWNLOAD: The Darkness Of Being | Snowless | In The Name Of Satan

REVIEWS: Metal Assault – The Darkness Of Being | Metal Assault – In The Name Of Satan | Erebus Doom Zine – The Darkness Of Being | Reaving Black – Solar Deity | Metal Wani – In The Name Of Satan | Headbangers India – In The Name Of Satan | Metal India – In The Name Of Satan

INTERVIEWS: Erebus Doom Zine | Metal Assault | Reaving Black | Metal India | Metal Wani

18
Nov
12

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine

mdmaSo, a really good friend decided I’d been off drugs for long enough and bought a gram of MDMA for us to escape from reality for some time. He thought I’d need a lot of convincing, but I was subconsciously desperate to get my mind off a lot of things. It’d been more than 19 months since I’d done anything – I quit smoking tobacco/grass/hash on 7th April 2011 (this friend’s birthday), and didn’t want to smoke or drink. Since my last two attempts at doing MDMA were major flops – the pill I had wasn’t Ecstasy, and the power I’d snorted was a very bad drug – I readily agreed to his offer. Snorting the MDMA didn’t turn me into a party animal, but it did make me feel very good; it was an experience I needed. Anyway, now that I’m done with it, and because I’ll never go back to smoking, and because I have no intention of returning to alcohol, either – I’m looking forward to experiencing the effects of DMT sometime, and a few more LSD trips, all of which will make me happier.

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18
Nov
12

City Ready To Return To Normal, Mumbai May Not Be Bandh On Monday, 19th November

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Shops on main roads and in most areas of Mumbai will remain shut today, and the city is taking it easy but is ready to get back to normal life. There are no autorickshaws or taxis anywhere but BEST buses and private vehicles have been seen on the deserted roads. People are using local buses and trains to commute, but most Mumbaikars, not wanting to take a risk, have chosen to stay home and are making the most of the Sunday.

Monday, 19th November will not be a bandh for Mumbai, as most of the city does not want to wait another day to get back to its daily routine. The city has remained calm so far, with only a stray incident of stone-pelting, and the Shiv Sainiks are too depressed because of Bal Keshav Thackeray’s death to be angry about anything at anyone.

The Muslim locality near my house is alive as it is on any other day; its small restaurants and paan-beedi-cigarette shops and general stores are open, as are most medical stores everywhere.

MAIN STORY: How And When Did Balasaheb Thackeray Die, And Why Was His Death Reported Late?

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17
Nov
12

Mumbai Shuts Down After Bal Thackeray’s Death, Bandh Tomorrow As Well

In the last two hours, the whole city of Mumbai has been shut down, following the news of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray’s death. Bal Thackeray will be cremated tomorrow morning, and the Shiv Sainiks will declare tomorrow (Sunday) a bandh. Mumbai should be back to normal by Monday, unless the Shiv Sena wants to give us another day off.

NEWS: No Mumbai Bandh on Monday, 19th November

RELATED NEWS: Balasaheb Thackeray Declared Dead | How Did Balasaheb Thackeray Die?

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15
Nov
12

Bal Thackeray: Critical, Stable or Dead?

Dead as a doornail, I say.

A highly amusing game is being played here in Mumbai; and it involves the media, ‘the’ political party and the common man.

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray is in “critical condition” according to the mainstream media, while his son Uddhav Thackeray says Balasaheb’s health is “stable”, and that they are “hopeful”.

The general public, however – and I’m talking about those on close terms with Shiv Sainiks – have a very different story to tell. According to what the common man is hearing from insiders, Bal Thackeray has been dead for days now, and it is because of the current festive season that the news of the Shiv Sena leader’s death is being kept an open secret.

Since nobody is ever going to believe that the Shiv Sena consider the feelings of the aam janta or are considerate at all, I’m going to say that – if Thackeray Sr. is really dead, the only reason he hasn’t been declared so is because nobody apart from the Shiv Sainiks and other Maharashtrians, who would feel orphaned by their beloved leader’s demise, would mourn this politician’s death.

The city has enjoyed a stretch of holiday which ends today, and the buzz is that the Shiv Sena will stage the announcement tonight of Bal Thackeray’s death. This way, Shiv Sainiks will have their normal day (tomorrow!): will ensure all shops have their shutter down, no public transport, and that the city comes to a halt or its very own death. Mumbai/Maharashtra bandh for a day or two, which to me, only means that I don’t have to work.

Even as those who personally know the Thackeray clan claim that they’ve heard from their young friend (the politico’s grandson) that the old man is doing just fine, it holds no conviction.

Having nothing to lose and only holidays to gain, I, like this megapolis, will sit back for a bit, have a cup of tea and be ‘surprised’ while the big news unfolds.

LATEST NEWS: MUMBAI SHUTS DOWN, TOTAL BANDH TOMORROW

BREAKING NEWS: BAL THACKERAY DECLARED DEAD, TO BE CREMATED TOMORROW

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