Month: April 2011

Purulia Arms Drop…

This is political intrigue at it’s peak.
I saw the interview of Peter Bleach by Arnab on Times Now, who answered each and every question as if he was being interrogated all over again and have no doubt that this was a internal job of the then Indian Government / British Govt. / Danish Govt too !!
Though it is difficult to believe that all this was done to destabilise the Marxist Government of Bengal !. That could have been done by just paying the electorate in cash as is being done everywhere in India.
The incident reveals how governments use and manipulate govt machinery such as CBI, Local Police etc., to achieve their own goals.
If there was one prime minister who had the gumption to do and allow such a thing [allowing the complete Air Detection Radar to be switched off that night in Purulia] was Narsimha Rao.
Power corrupts and Absolute Power corrupts absolutely.

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Shaolin…

Now this is story-telling. Benny Chan’s Shaolin from HK film industry, is full paisa vasool fare.

Though Monks, Buddhism, Arrogant Generals, Amazing Kung-fu is part of many a such movies, the earnest story-telling and the screen play are real winners and the icing on the cake is Andy Lau’s pitch perfect performance as General Hou Jie, the arrogant General whom fate converts to a Buddhist Monk….

Enjoy…

Kidnapper…a review

Watch this Singaporean movie, Christopher Lee as Ah Huat, a taxi driver, whose son is kidnapped by a psycho who thought he is kidnapping a tycoon’s son.

The movie is a one man show by Christopher Lee, and totally rests on his shoulder.

A open letter to Advani..

Dear Advaniji,

This is with respect to your speech during the world cup victory on IBN7 channel. I say speech, as Rajdeep requested a few sound bytes from you and not a speech and infact was trying to stop you too.

I was quite surprised by the desperation you revealed, in trying to grab the opportunity and indulging in nationalist and patriotic jingoism. It was nauseating and the unfortunately the only jarring note, which was otherwise an unforgettable day in most Indian’s life. Your preachy note to take forward the national pride was pseudo-patriotic to say the least.

The Indian National Team has by this win proved, that irrespective of religion, caste and creed it is only focus, determination and the grooming of right talent along with some stellar leadership that is willing to take some risks, is the only way ahead. Infact I would go the extent of suggesting that the political parties of India need to take lessons from this win about teamwork, religious tolerance etc and not the other way around.

I think it is time now for parties such as yours, to understand the pulse of the common man or else you may reach the numbers that existed pre-1984 in parliament.

Regards,

Gaurang