The Modi Trump meet is not going to achieve much in the short term

June 27, 2017

This Monday’s Modi Trump meet disappointed a lot of Indians who expected that this Modi visit, like the previous one,  would be a grand affair. Modi’s 2017 US  trip did not turn out as dramatic as in 2014 when he did a roadshow in Madison Garden, New York. That visit was also marked by the joint visit of Obama and Modi to the Martin Luther King Memorial. Indeed, the Modi…


TUBELIGHT : Salman Khan is here to melt your heart once again

Tubelight review. Salman Khan steals the show.
June 24, 2017

Anyone for BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN- 2 ? Well, one won’t be blamed for searching similarities in TUBELIGHT. With powerful actor-director jodi at the helm, TUBELIGHT opens to gargantuan public expectation. Kabir Khan, a director par excellence has always made politically correct films. Films which are diplomatic enough to dodge the sensitive topic. But powerful enough to send the right message across the society. If BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN preached “Love can conquer boundaries”;…


To do in a happy marriage : husbands helping with the house chores

June 22, 2017

The key to a happy marriage is… A successful marriage needs to… blah blah blah.. You can google all you want and these are one of the generic quotes you will get on marriage. The facade behind these never hits you unless you are about take the life altering decision of getting hitched. Or say, you have already ‘been there, done that’. Point is, the story is the same, and…


Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli rift – what went wrong and who is right

Kumble and Kohli
June 21, 2017

Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli have delivered some exceptional performances in recent years. I thought that this partnership would continue for many years. But, I was disappointed when I read in the papers today that Kumble has resigned as coach of the cricket team. Did he ‘quit’ because the match was ‘rigged’? What is the real story? Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli- a partnership gone wrong Anil Kumble became the…


Ram Nath Kovind – From a Small Village in Kanpur to the Raisina Hills

June 20, 2017

Will Ram Nath Kovind be the Ambedkar of the modern times? Or, will he become a slayer of opposition unity? Ram Nath Kovind – The Man of the Moment For Mr. Kovind, the next President of India, it has been quite an uneventful journey from Kanpur Dehat to the Raisina Hills. Nobody knew about him until yesterday when the BJP President, Amit Shah announced his candidature for the presidential polls….


When a 5 year old Girl Used a Doll to Demonstrate Sexual Assault

June 20, 2017

As a child, our early memories are supposed to be happy and invigorating; all things bright and beautiful. I remember my own childhood being a delightful one, where I was protected from the negatives and given everything I could have possibly needed. In a little girl’s life, a doll is very important. You play with the doll, you talk to the doll, you have tea parties and you braid her…


Rabri Devi wants “sanskaari bahu”- Did she checked ‘sanskaar’ of her sons?

Rabri Devi searching for "sanskaari" bahu
June 16, 2017

And once again, the world is about to be taken up by storm. No, I am not exaggerating. Rabri Devi, former Chief Minister of Bihar recently categorically defined the sort of daughter-in-law she is looking for her sons. For her, a ‘sanskaari bahu’ is the one who doesn’t go to malls and cinema halls but one who can look after the home and respect elders, like she does. Although her…


Shanghai Cooperation Organization : how does India gain

June 15, 2017

Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. This meeting was important for two reasons. One, India decided to join the China led SCO and secondly, there was an informal meeting between Modi and Nawaz Sharif. What is Shanghai Cooperation Organization? Also known as SCO, this is a political, economic and security organization comprising Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan….


Opposition unity for Presidential Election;will it bear any fruit?

June 14, 2017

Every day, we see some new moves towards opposition unity. This time opposition is getting united for Presidential Election. Will these moves bear fruit? Empirical evidence says “NO”. The personality of Narendra Modi is strong enough to dwarf all the moves that aim to bring all the non-BJP parties together. Opposition unity and Presidential election This year, opposition unity moves have become even more interesting because we are going to…


MP farmers’ agitation: why PM Narendra Modi should be worried!

MP farmers' agitation
June 12, 2017

The MP farmers’ agitation has unfortunately turned violent. A few people have lost their lives in firings and our heart grieves for their families. These killings should not have happened at all, particularly when the monsoons are just round the corner. We need more helping hands to grow more. If not controlled, this MP farmers’ agitation might haunt Modi in the 2019 polls.  MP farmers’ agitation – the real cause?…


RAABTA Movie Review – Everything looks pitch perfect except the screenplay

RAABTA Movie Review - Everything looks pitch perfect except the screenplay
June 10, 2017

Thanks to RAABTA, we discover one more red hot sizzling pair on the roads of Budapest. Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon have arrived with a bang. The ‘IT’ couple of Bollywood infuses enough magic and boundless energy into the film that pulls us into their wonderland for next 2 hours. RAABTA means karmic connection and that explains the storyline revolving around reincarnation where boy-has-to-kill-the-villain in every birth to reunite…


Paris Climate Treaty and America’s bullheadedness-know the details

June 4, 2017

What is Paris Climate Treaty? The Paris Climate Treaty has been much in news lately, thanks to Donald Trump. But before we move on to him, let us understand this treaty. Plainly speaking, the Paris Climate Treaty is an agreement among nations of the UN to control their greenhouse emissions. The operative word is “voluntary”. There will be no compulsion on any country to abide by this treaty which comes…


BAYWATCH : A lost opportunity for Priyanka Chopra, Dwayne Johnson & Company

BAYWATCH : A lost opportunity for Priyanka Chopra, Dwayne Johnson And Company
June 3, 2017

If there is anything that nudges us to watch BAYWATCH, then it has to be our hugely talented Prima Donna, Priyanka Chopra, our latest export to Hollywood!!!! After a resounding success of crime series, QUANTICO, snapping up a major commercial Hollywood biggie seemed all too natural. But is garnering a meaty role in a frivolous spoof of a popular tele series of 90’s, a good-enough deal???? I doubt. But rest…