Why Do I Watch Old Movies? And You Should, Too.

Why Do I Watch Old Movies? And You Should, Too.

  Have you ever gotten bored while watching an old movie? Maybe the plot was predictable or the technical finesse was far below the current standard of I-have-the-latest-CGI-so-I-can-show-you-the-fight-from-720-angles-in-four-dimensions. Whatever the reason, you watched the movie for few minutes and shifted to something else or if you had to watch it, you counted every minute till …

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Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

You always see some books in a bookshop no matter what the current craze is or which wave is sweeping the YA section. These books will, of course, depend on the country, the culture etc. But you can be sure that the same candidates will occupy the shelves over generations. Each new generation is discovering these …

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Three Days in North Korea

Three Days in North Korea

India and the former Soviet Union have had a very unique relationship in the last century. After India’s independence, USSR was perhaps the biggest ally that India had. Russians helped India set up the first steel plants. Indian movies were hugely popular in USSR despite their song and dance routines. When I was growing up, …

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The Thespian Retires : A Tribute to Daniel Day-Lewis

The Thespian Retires : A Tribute to Daniel Day-Lewis

There are two types of movies : movies that you watch only once and movies that you watch again and again. What’s amazing is that even when you have watched your favourite movie a zillion times, there are still new facts, new perspectives waiting to be discovered. Take the movie Gandhi for instance, which I …

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