Category: Indian Cinema

Caste System, Indian Cinema, Politics in India, Religion

United, we stand: Divided, we fall

India is a land of festivals and we witness immense variety of such festivals all though the year but most of these festivals are connected to some religions, castes or regions, though the way such festivals are celebrated has something common about them. Of course, the ‘style’ of these festivals differ from religion to religion. …

Cricket, Elections, Indian Cinema, News: My opinions, Politics in India

Arise, Awake…

Wither India? Or rather, is India suffering from an overdose of democracy? Maybe, some sadistic news channels are creating such an impression by highlighting the day-to-day demonstrations in and out of assemblies and parliaments with an eye on next elections. On top of these petty quarrels, the fate of India’s most favorite game (cricket) is …

Bollywood, Facts and Fiction, Humor, Indian Cinema, P U Krishnan, Short Stories

A friend in need is a friend indeed

“Traitor, Traitor…” Venu kept on shouting those words when he woke up at mid night after a horrible dream. “Ten years have passed, ten summers with the length of ten long winters… again my stupid mind refuses to admit my own selfishness and utter a word in praise of Revi, my best friend and classmate.” …

Domestic, Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, Indian Cinema, Ooty, P U Krishnan, Travel

The cup that cheers!

Train journey has always been a pleasure to me; more so, if I am in a reserved compartment and on the window seat.  The many faces of India, both urban and rural appear and disappear in a jiffy, forcing me to sit focused on them lest I missed a quick flowing river or a line …

Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, Indian Cinema, Ooty, P U Krishnan

Who is copying whom?

No “cut, cut” or “take”  here.  The young man delivered his dialogue effortlessly and the old woman with whom he quarreled, was equally fluent.  The slangs used by them and their body language were also equally convincing.  The young man lost his temper when that woman kept on cursing his wife; and he pushed the …

Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, Indian Cinema, Ooty, P U Krishnan, Television

Have a Look Before You Say ‘No!’

A folk dance was in progress and it was in tune with a familiar folk song. Suddenly a middle aged woman, dark and bulky, lost steps and was about to fall to the ground – her oversized bum seemed to accelerate the downward journey. But even as we were watching with bated breath the fate …