Dunkirk : A View

Yes, its true, Dunkirk is a World War II epic. Gut -wrenching, suffocating, real-life depiction of the pain, fear, anguish and frustration of the horrors of war. But you died a hundred times with Schindlers List as well, and cringed with the Inglorious Basterds, cried listening to the Pianist, rooted for the Great Escape, yet admired Catch 22 ‘s irony  and whistled  with the soldiers crossing over  Bridge on the river Kwai, but your heart sank to see Life is Beautiful.

So what’s new with Dunkirk?

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The Great Indian Flimsy Awards

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Great Indian Flimsy awards. A show which will leave you gasping for sanity, breathless for brazen humor, gripping nepotism , song and dance sequences which outnumber the total awards ! Outstanding performances, looped reactions for special television audience. Watch it till you can…

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Jagga Jasoos : A View

Think of a fairly tale come alive. Exotic locales, picture perfect long shots and a light weight feel good musical. It has adventure, think Shikari Shambhu, it has emotion , think Tinkle, it has humor, think Suppandi. I ‘ve chosen only Indian comic book references, but I guess you get the drift. Tintin, Sherlock Holmes would be similar references from the western world.

But to understand the lyrical narrative style, you need to watch Chicago, or closer home a movie called Thoda Sa Roomani Ho Jayen. No connection in plot or class, but just the musical style of story-telling is what is common.

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F&F : Firing & Fairness

Capitalism and fairness are strange bedfellows. You can never balance the two, mostly it is a one sided contest. Being in the center is often not possible so either you are the victor or the victim.  The recent Tech Mahindra episode  had the entire corporate community divided in what needs to be done vs how it has to be done.

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Breaking News : Peace Alert

People around the world are working at their piece. But are they  thinking of making these diverse pieces work together for an unified peace? Because if there is no peace, then each of the individual pieces will not work either. Zero sum game. We’ve reached a stage where a news report about something good and positive will become a breaking news alert instead of it being a way of life.

Let us join hands to celebrate a world #ceasefire day.  And this is not just for guns, but for anger, in mind and body.

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Champions Trophy 2017 Final

Sometimes in life you get to be the pigeon and sometimes the statue. This time it was Team India’s turn to be the statue. Team Pakistan got a huge monkey off their backs by beating their arch rivals when it mattered the most. The question now, is where is the monkey?

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Climate Change Parenting

Dealing with Climate Change is quite like parenting a child.  you don’t know how they will turn out, but its not worth the risk to leave them unattended. Because there are few things in life, that you do not just for yourself, your future, but also for others and their future. Like it or not, we are all tied to the same planet.

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