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Legend, Prodigy and Champion

Legend Prodigy Champion Review

Legend, Prodigy and Champion are all that a Young Adult books lover can ever wish for. “Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.” He is just a teenager, but he is one of the most wanted criminals in the Republic. He is a boy from the streets who takes from the oppressors and gives hope to the common people.…

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The Uncanny – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (9)

The Uncanny Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Most stories of Tagore have been about human lives, their turmoils, their empathy and their tragedies. However, the uncanny has also been given attention in some stories. The series ‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ include a couple of such stories.   Konkaal (The skeleton) The story begins with a university student, Arup, taking occupation of the only vacant hostel room which was previously occupied by an intellectual – a science student who would do various experiments and who had passed away doing…

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Shesh Rokkha (Dhai aakhar prem ka) – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (8)

Shesh Rokkha Dhai aakhar prem ka Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Based on Tagore’s hilarious play Shesh Rokkha (Saved at the end), Dhai aakhar prem ke is a laugh riot. A story written around poetry sessions, squabbles between couples, mixed up names – all leading to a choas filled climax but finally things sorting out towards the end. Chandrakant has poetry and literary sessions at his home regularly with his group of friends which compromises of writers, students – in general, literature lovers. His wife, Kantamani, is vexed up with her…

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Film

Bridge Of Spies

bridge of spies review

I always argue with myself about movies that are made with a connection to the World Wars, however remote a connection it may be. These automatically have enough ammunition to be both painful and powerful in equal measures. So, it is no wonder the movies leave a mark and are easy choice for Academy awards. Bridge of spies is no different. It does not show the world war, but is based on real events during the Cold War that followed, between America and Russia. Knowing…

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Film

the players of shatranj

i was seventeen when shatranj ke khiladi was released. it was satyajit ray’s first film in any language other than bengali, it had hindi film stars acting in it, even european actors, amitabh bachchan was the narrator. and the man who had played gabbar singh just two years before in the blockbuster superhit film sholay, was the legendary poet king of awadh: singer, dancer, thumri composer, who even dressed up as krishna and frolicked with his kathak dancing gopis. amjad…

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Dui bon (Two sisters) – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (7)

Dui bon (Two sisters) - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

At the onset, the outline of the story, Dui Bon (Two sisters) reminds one of the story of Nashtanirh (The Broken Nest), but with the genders of the protagonists changed. Nashtanirh is about a woman falling for her husband’s brother because of the common interests and rapport they shared; whereas Dui bon is about a man who falls in love with his wife’s sister with whom he shares his innermost thoughts and easily gels with. At the end the brother…

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Film

The Dreamy Disney (and Pixar) Dates

The Dreamy Disney and Pixar Dates

A happy sigh.. a beating heart.. a rapid pulse.. glazed eyes.. .. sing out loud.. twirl all around.. watch dreams unfurl.. soar high on the magic dust dosed in love.. A list of my favourite animated dates..   1.Beauty & The Beast – How not to fall in love when a mean, bad beast starts feeding twittering birds, and a captive girl starts blushing at his touch? To set the mood, is a curious chipped baby tea cup and a serenading steaming mommy tea pot. Hidden…

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Television

Why Michael Scofield is a Hero?

Why Michael Scofield is a Hero

For starters, he gets the blueprint of a prison tattooed on his body, stages a bank robbery and lands up in that very prison to break out his wrongly accused brother. Meet Michael Scoffield, the hero of Prison Break.  The guy is genius structural engineer, with a knack for creative ideas in dire situations. So, what’s Good about the guy? Silly question, might as well ask what’s great about the guy. Did I mention the genius part? I did. So, I’ll…

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Literature

A Clubbable Woman

clubbable woman book review

It was here, on writersbrew, that ladki kijhy said, if I like murder mysteries I should read Reginald Hill. Sound advice; that I followed. So, I picked my first book following the legendary Dalziel and sergeant Pascoe. The book was Death Comes as an End. Mid way I googled out it was the 23rd book in the series, close to the very end. I enjoyed it enough to venture into the series for a 2nd time. This time I started at…

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Television

The Man in the High Castle

What if the Allies lost the 2nd world war? What if at the end of the war America was under the joint occupation of the Germans and the Japanese? What if the Western part of America was under the Japanese rule, while the Eastern half was ruled by the Nazis? What if the Nazi flag flies high in Times Square? And, what if the Man In The High Castle created secret videos that had the power to ignite a revolution within the American…

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