My earlier post (and memory) was triggered by one of Maugham's books that I was recently reading - The Razor's Edge. Placed in early 20th century and with Maugham's frank illumination on his society, the book creates a very realistic picture of Europe compared against the infallible impression on my childhood mind. It is a … Continue reading Oriental Occidental
It was a strange experience - finding that book and reading the title. For a while, I just stood with it wondering what it meant.The book had dropped innocuosly in my hands while I was searching in the library for a suitable topic for my physics project. The unexpected post-script "For Boys" in the title … Continue reading Experiments in Physics for boys
There is no particular reason for my sudden surge on movie blogging except that I have fallen into a pattern where I am watching almost one movie a day (thanks to which the reading has taken a big hit!). I have realized that my earlier life has been seriously deprived of movie watching and therefore … Continue reading The Hours
I watched this classic to overcome the disastrous effects of watching one really painful movie : '1:40 ki last local' , which is, without doubt, the worst movie that I have watched this year. '12 Angry men' not just helped me overcome the bad taste, it also made me feel quite refreshed.The movie is a … Continue reading 12 Angry men
Recently, a fellow blogger wrote a post on how his mother got offended by the idea of divorce to a brutal husband. To me, with all my airs of modernity and independence, it sounds very clearly an irrational reaction. Perhaps in her case, it can be explained away with the mindset of her generation, or … Continue reading The modern woman?
Trois Couleurs ("Three Colors") is a trilogy of three french movies: Bleu ("Blue"), Blanc("White") and Rouge("Red"). After searching for a long time and more than an year since watching the preceeding version , I was finally able to watch the final part of this trilogy: Rouge. The movie certainly was worth the hunt.Each of the … Continue reading Trois Couleurs