PICK OF THE WEEK!

MOVIE OF THE WEEK The Ides of March. A fantastic political thriller which focuses on the American presidential campaign. Directed by George Clooney, the plot revolves around Morris,(played by George Clooney), the presidential candidate and his brilliant campaign manager played by Ryan Gosling. Dirty tricks, skeletons falling out of the cupboard, temptations to snare the campaign manager are the various aspects of the film. Does Ryan Gosling change sides? Who is responsible for the young and beautiful intern’s pregnancy? Is

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I AM NOT A TEENAGER!

You’re twenty, no longer a teenager! Wow! What an awesome feeling! You’re now a mature adult, you’re free to go out, drink and have fun! You also meet lots of people. Social media bombards you with lots of friends as well as information, though many are unwanted, but you don’t know that yet! You’re drawn to the young dynamic handsome men and talented women. Sometimes you know this is ‘the’ one, you’re going to have as life partner, sometimes you

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WHAT’S THE SECRET?

Picture this:  Two strangers meet in an arranged marriage setup, chat only for half an hour, and wham get married in 6 months’ time.  They don’t know each other well and when they do they realize that the wife loves masala Bollywood movies while the husband loves his Hollywood sci-fi movies; the wife loves fish whereas the husband doesn’t; the wife loves to socialize more the husband is a homebody; the wife is messy whereas the husband is finicky about

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BROKEN PROMISES

It all began with the promise of one small sticker. Last time, when I did some extra chores at home, my mom was delighted and promised me that she will buy me a lovely sticker. But she didn’t keep her promise. She keeps on saying to me that she’d forgotten. My mom was the one who taught me that keeping promises means building trust and respecting the other person by sticking to our words, but she herself breaks so many

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KAL HO NA HO

I never want to start Mondays on a depressing note. The first day of the week should be happy. It should kick in a certain enthusiasm and bring a smile on your face. Or at least make you think and ponder in a rather positive way. But, I apologize today. As I sit to write this piece for my friend, there is nothing else that comes to my mind than the air mishap that took place here in Bangalore in

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From Devdas to Dev D

When I was younger, and even now, as a conversation starter I am often asked, “So, what do you do in your free time besides reading?” “Umm… I watch movies,” I reply back, without missing a beat. Their crestfallen faces, on hearing this, tell me they were expecting something loftier. ‘Hey, I’m sorry,’ I think defensively, that I don’t work towards global warming or something more soul stirring. But I have never understood why movies are not considered at par

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VASUDHA’S VIEWS

MOVIE OF THE WEEK THE RAINMAKER: This movie is based on John Grisham’s famous novel. it is hard hitting film about the American insurance companies, the lack of medical care for the poorer sections of society, unscrupulous lawyers protecting unethical insurance companies, domestic violence, the underdog against the rich and the powerful, and the excellence of the American judicial system. Matt Damon as the upright young lawyer fighting for the underprivileged is simply superb as are the other actors. It

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A CALL TO ACTION

There was a time when doing social work was believed to be work done by people who are retired or who have lots of free time.  The perception itself is totally wrong though.  There are many people in the society who work for good causes silently, day in and day out. Women have also been frontrunners in working for social causes.  These days more and more working women or women who have taken a sabbatical from their work are doing

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TAKE A CHILL PILL

Over the past few years social media has taken over the world.  In some ways or the other, we all have become a part of the “social media family.”  While it has been a boon in many ways like long-lost friends getting connected with each other again, help from various groups and getting to interact with like-minded people, knowing many wonderful things just at the click of a button.  But social media has its drawbacks too!  Yes, this is me

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MOST BEAUTIFUL THING LIFE CAN OFFER…

The other day while talking to a friend she asked, “What do you think is the most beautiful thing that life can offer? ” And she insisted that I should tell her only one. I was in a fix. Well. What do I say? There isn’t certainly one thing that you can point out. At various stages, life offers many beautiful things that you cherish and relish all along. Some are planned that comes by and some drops in as

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