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Film Review – PK (11th January 2015)

My Bollywood film viewing as of late has been concentrated on the older generation – films by Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. The youngest hero whose films I also watch regularly are Hrithik Roshan. I have watched Kick, Bang Bang, Krrrish 3, PK, Talaash, Chennai Express and am planning to watch Happy … Continue reading

School Reports – From Primary School, through to Sixth Form (1990 – 2001)

Reports   Primary School   1990/91 – Year 3   Language: Suneel excels in all aspects of language work, and has shown a truly remarkable level of progress in all skills throughout the year. He has an outstanding capacity to use all forms of language accurately and expressively. Strangely, though, he seems shy when oral … Continue reading

The Ball of Light in the Dark – 9th January 2015

Yesterday, my oldest nephew came up with an interesting new game which was a first in both our lives. We had been playing catch with the usual tennis ball when suddenly he hit upon the idea, his experiment. His younger brother had just had a ball bought for him which lit up when it received … Continue reading

First Day Back at University – 8th January 2015

Today was the first day where I achieved one of my New Year’s Resolutions – I woke up early, at 7:30 am. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep it up and maybe start waking up a whole half hour earlier. I spent the morning on reading the Guardian, my regular newspaper and reading about coffee … Continue reading

Disorder in the World and at Home – 7th January 2015

Being so close to the beginning of the year, I had still maintained my optimistic outlook for the upcoming future. It therefore came as something of an unwelcome surprise when I heard about the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. Apart from the needless brutality, the killing of innocents, and the misinterpretation of religion behind the … Continue reading

the young genius of the dream

the moon hid in the clouds as we sped into the night on the brink of the new year from the front seat looking out into the artificially lit featureless road the few cars about at this time I told the two children about the ancient mysteries of dream which united all men in sleep … Continue reading

Film Review: BBC’s Esio Trot

I am not a big fan of the conventional attitude that dismisses filmic interpretations of books as inevitably inferior to the original. The filmic interpretation of a work of literature can be an accessible introduction to the work, or a good reinterpretation which renews the work according to modern-day sensibilities. However, having said this, I … Continue reading

haiku from years past

i   the skin speaks out loud angry snow: my hand burning naked as it is   ii   glistening red trap she walks in the pain of it – stiletto heel shoe   iii   light playing upon the water of a clear pool – incipient love   iv   such seasons have come … Continue reading