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The Musical Paradox

I was asked about my musical preferences today and the answer which flashed in my mind was a bit weird one. The answer was ‘It depends’. Personally speaking it’s a quest for selecting one genre and that one kind of music which I can stand for. Metal is the closest but that’s not the whole story. Right from Iron Maiden to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, From Dark Tranquillity to Mukesh and From Mozart to Hans Zimmer my playlist include them all. Being honest it even has Johnny Cash, Himesh Reshammiya and a big chunk of Bollywood chart busters  So it boils down to one question is my musical choice really that diverse? No, not really.

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Media – The Greatest Threat to our Democracy


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As promised in my last blog post here I am giving my take on the Indian media. I always believed that power of words can cause more damage than violence, no wonder I blog. Words attack the best part of a human being – the mind. One should always realize what their words are capable of, maybe the Indian media is aware about this but it has misinterpreted the power they have and used it for their own cause which is best known to them and them only. I was always hesitant to write about the media just because of the fact that I am ashamed to the core, and lightning up the real picture just makes me feel miserable as person holding an Indian passport.

News was meant to be for information, for awareness, for citizens to know what their country is upto and all what’s happening all around the world. Now, it’s how you present that information. It’s a constant quest for the news channels to attract viewers so they can have job security. This is where the emotional melodrama and high decibel reporting comes into the picture. The anchors that previously just sat and read what came up in the teleprompter have now turned into some over expressive patriots’ and wannabe media activists. The thought of imagining Indian media in front of the world is scarring and I don’t have the courage or the strength to even go there.

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Wrong Timing? Not Really

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You always hear the older guys around saying that ‘During our time it was so different’. And I always use to say ‘Yeah Right’. However it’s the basic human tendency to compare things and look back. You began to wonder if this is an integral part of human evolution. I, on a personal level have been a part of lot of debates and arguments about the Born in the 70s/80s/90s and even wrote a few blogs on Generation Gap and how things differ as decades pass by (that indeed fired a lot of old guys up). However if you think a little there is a strange relevance to each generation and it’s even more fascinating when you realize you are a part of two and not one decade.

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The Last Roar Of The Tiger

It’s a fact that we live in a country where you find just politicians and not leaders. Well there is an exception. Mumbai is claimed to be the city that neither sleeps nor stops, apparently not. I was out with friends when the news finally broke out that Balasaheb Thackeray passed away. The Impact was immediate, could see the flocks of people with saffron flags and cops all over. I sensed that there was a storm coming. But what followed was something I never expected.

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The Dark Knight Rises…Well Almost

Ever since I (or should I say we) saw the teaser of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ everyone was just waiting for the EPIC conclusion. There was a lot of hype around this movie expectedly so. Batman is something more than a superhero for a lot of people and stands out when you talk about Iron Man, Spider Man etc. Anybody who knows a little about movies knows the mould of Chris Nolan and no one expect anything less. I was in a new city and it was my first weekend in Bangalore and I couldn’t get a better chance of starting my 1st weekend in the IT Capital than watching The Dark Knight Rises.

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