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Punishment – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (4)

Punishment - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

The marriage of Mini gives way to the next story ‘Punishment’. Mini’s married life starts happily in a wealthy family, with her loving husband, Upendra who always takes care of her and promises to be at her side at all times. However, Mini’s elder co-sister, Radha, keeps taunting her for her inability to help in the housework. She keeps finding ways to ridicule Mini and complain about her to her husband, Devendra. Having grown up in a protected environment, pampered…

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Kabuliwala – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (3)

Kabuliwala - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Kabuliwala … O kabuliwala. These calls of a little girl to her older Pathan friend keep echoing in mind even after the episode is over. The story of ‘Kabuliwala’ moves on from the previous story ‘Detective’ when Mahim signs the releasing papers of Rehman, who had been serving a sentence on account of murder. An Afghani Pathan, Rehman had come from his trouble stricken country to earn a decent income by trading dry fruits, shawls, etc. He befriends a little…

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Literature Reviews

Atlas Shrugged

atlas shrugged book review

Ayn Rand wasn’t merely writing novels, she was proposing a philosophy of life. Her hero is an ideal man, only she puts forward the theory that there isn’t something godly about this ideal. It is ideal because it is the only way of existence that is worth considering and makes sense. The only way man was intended to live. Create. Excel. Be a master and solely responsible for his own life. “Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters:…

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Atithi, Maanbhanjan & Detective – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (2)

Epic Channel’s Stories by Rabindranath Tagore are now showcasing short stories written by the great legend. Although, these are different stories set in different times and towns, Anurag Basu’s unique presentation has merged the stories at its ends. Without giving a break at the end of each story, the new story emerges as the characters of the new story are introduced while the characters of the previous story are left pondering with their thoughts. This became evident when the characters of…

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Television

Suits

Suits Review

Suits is a fun show. If you want to watch heavy courtroom drama then you probably want to choose a show like Boston Legal. Suits, on the other hand, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and if you are okay with that then you are sure to be highly entertained. In the cutthroat world of New York corporate law are a bunch of lawyers (and paralegals; there is a difference and I will come to that shortly) who are talented, smart…

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राइगढ़ किला – एकान्त

  Epic Channel के एकान्त के नए episode में रायगढ़ किले का दौरा हुआ। रायगढ़ का नाम सुनते ही बचपन में सुने छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज की कहानियाँ याद आ गयीं। रायगढ़ मराठाओं का राजधानी था, ये तो पता था, मगर क्यों ये अब पता चला। रायगढ़ का किला ऐसी ऊंची पहाड़ी की चोटी पर बना था, जहाँ तीनों तरफ गहरी खायी थी और आने जाने का सिर्फ एक ही रास्ता था। सुरक्षा की व्यवस्था काफी चतुराई से की जाती थी।…

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Chokher Bali – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (1)

Chokher Bali - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore Epic Channel

Chokher Bali, the first story in the series of Stories by Rabindranath Tagore presented by Anurag Basu, takes one to a world gone by – of human relations and traditions, of hidden and disclosed emotions, of tragic and generated situations. Chokher Bali literally means sand in the eye, in a way suggesting,  a constant irritant. It is the story of a young, talented and educated girl, Binodini, who is widowed at an early age, having to live within the many strict rules…

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Literature

Jane Eyre

I have just finished the last page of Jane Eyre and am writing this review  while I am still reeling from the impact of the book. It has been a few years since the last time I read Jane Eyre. I choose to believe I have seen more of the world and formed stronger opinions about everything, in these past few years. Does that mean the hold of the book on me has diminished? Far from it. I feel young and naive, and completely enthralled…

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The Epic Bonanza – New shows and New seasons

The Epic Channel - New shows and New seasons

It has been a beautiful autumn, old leaves falling, splattered across all around at a rate faster than they grew, but held their own beauty while still withering away. These past few months Epic channel was on a spree of repeating its old shows, episodes that were introduced every week now revisited us on a daily basis. A deja vu it was, but all these shows deserve many more deja vus. Now finally, it is time for the season to change,…

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Film

Any Body Can Dance(2) but ‘Not anybody can act’

Any Body Can Dance 2 movie review

  This is a story of a famous and a highly loved dance troupe that suddenly faces failure, tries hard to gain back its reputation and eventually succeeds! But trust me, the journey to regain their lost glory is not at all heroic! This movie fails at so many places that it’s not even funny! 2 and a half hours of non-stop torture! Very poorly acted and directed! Inspite of casting fresh talent (Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor) and inspite…

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