Archive for August 2011

“Play” is the Way!

Aug 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Uncategorized

There were a lot of apprehensions when it came to watching plays in an auditorium. Will the dialogues be audible? Will the tickets be too expensive? Will I be able to follow what’s going on if I zone out for a moment or two during the play? Would it be too hard to understand the intent and the purpose of the play? Will I be able to get a good look at the actors if I get a seat in one of the last rows?Yes, I did have these and many other equally bizarre questions looming in my head even while I was booking the tickets for this event.

Dealing with Corruption – An Alternative Agenda!

Aug 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Articles

Is Lokpal a panacea for all the ills of the Nation? After all, a Lokpal is only an Ombudsman with wider powers. It cannot eliminate corruption. At the best it can only put the fear of retribution in the mind of corrupt. Even that is limited because in any corrupt deal, unlike other crimes, both the parties are willingly participating, and therefore chances of complaints or production of evidences are limited. A bribe giver is not likely to complain against a bribe taker.

Jan Lok Pal – Constitutional, or Not?

Aug 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Affairs

The round one of the confrontation between Anna Hazare led India Against Corruption and Dr Manmohan Singh led Government of India, has been won by the former. The manner in which the latter and the Delhi Police dealt with the agitation, by taking Anna into preventive custody and subsequently housing him at Tihar jail, has given further impetus to the anger of the constituency that is behind Anna’s movement, the Indian middle class, making them come out on to the streets.

Why do Riots Happen?

Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Articles

There is always an immediate cause for riots to start. It can be a small incident, or a major event. Whatever the scale of the triggering event, what follows is usually much worse, and results in greater loss of life and property. The death of Mark Duggan, for instance, was the immediate cause of the riots to start in London, but the spread of the riots had almost nothing to do with his death.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – A Review!

Aug 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Review

Zoya’s brother, Farhan, had made his directorial debut with a similar movie, Dil Chahta Hai, which presented the life of three male friends, their life and tribulations. ZMND is also an out an out male bonding film, with a slightly different take. The three are school friends, who go for a Bachelor trip to Spain, right before one of them is getting hitched. The whole movie revolves around the days these friends spend in Spain, and the changes these days bring about in their personalities.