Movies that I am fairly excited for -2017

I have made a watch list for 2017 and some of the movies that I strongly feel will be worth watching are – Dunkirk Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. I am eagerly waiting for…

When ‘Seven’ meets ‘True Detective’- Fan Fiction.

My cast would look like this – Matthew Mcconaughey – reprising his role as ‘Rust Cole’ from True Detective , a nihilist detective, contemplating life through the eyes of pessimism. Morgan Freeman – reprising his role from the movie Seven as ‘Detective Lieutenant William Somerset’, an old school wise detective. Christoph Waltz– as the perfect…

All about flash fiction. (Part 1); Topic : Loss

The art of storytelling doesn’t have any boundaries. Through novels, poems, songs and cinema, we have achieved impeccable feats of telling a story. If it is true to its sentiments and honest in its construct, then any story can touch you deeply and profoundly. So here are some of my attempts in conveying stories through…

Why don’t we need education?

Pink Floyd’s iconic album “The Wall” had one song about education. Yes, I am talking about the famous “Another brick in the wall”. Lyrics: “We don’t need no education We dont need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone! All in all…

The Wes Anderson Style

You can tell it’ s a Wes  Anderson movie without second guessing. He has his own unique way of visual style,cinematography,storytelling and sound design.. He has achieved a respectable audience base and lovers for his unique style of film making. He has shown such a knack of orchestrating his shots so unconventionally  yet impeccably  and designing…

Hemingway and the Bet

Flash fiction, basically means a story that can be told in a few words or sentences. The trend is catching up with the modern readers, who have developed a tendency of shorter attention spans and thus a low desire towards reading a long and a complex story. Ernest Hemingway, one of the most influential writer…

The Gold Merchant

” Material possession  is the order of the day: amount of land owned, houses built, automobile collection and the money hoarded throughout your life. Happiness, these days is interlinked to wealth and success rather than a healthy state of mind or physical well being.”   One day a distressed merchant was traveling through the country…

The Song of the Sea (Mahabalipuram)

“The sun rose from the bosom of the sea and with that the silky and buttery wave howled and cracked on the rocky shore of the Mahabalipuram beach. Soon the orange from the sun pierced through the quiet blue of the sky and convinced the sea to sing. I saw the sky painted by the…

BUDDHA AND THE FINAL QUESTION

“The news spread all across the nation that the enlightened one- Gautama Buddha is leaving his physical form and is contemplating to freed himself from the cycle of rebirth“  The news spread like wildfire and many followers and believers from all over the country travelled distances to catch a glimpse of the enlightened one for…

The fig tree, the sunrise and Buddha

“Gautama Buddha is an epitome of serene and calmness and with this belief the whole world started searching the meaning of Nirvana or rather an escape from their worries and self inflicted wounds” People always wonder how Buddha attained his enlightenment- by starving himself or by simply meditating for years or by abstaining from all the…

The Cacophony of Religion

” Politicians and religious fundamentalists make us dance to the tunes of religious hatred and propagandas and we as a society take part in this mind numbing and illogical dance “   The world is governed by religious outrage and obligations not by logic and a moral and an ethical philosophy. Our society is cleaved in between…