WBRi Online Magazine - Creative Writing

Tell Me O Kkhuda (Film Review)

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I wonder if the title of the film has been inspired by a soulful Kavitha Krishnamoorthy and Kumar Sanu number from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Khamoshi.’ (Aaj mein upar asmaan niche…tell me o khuda, ab mein kya karoon)


The Twilight Saga-- Breaking Dawn

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The motion picture based on Stephenie Meyer’s 4th and final novel 'Breaking Dawn' in the Twilight Saga series is all ready to set the silver screen on fire. Come 18th November 2011 and the world would witness hordes of cinegoers, majority of whom would definitely be teenagers & youngsters, swarming into the theatres to watch the film and more importantly the two most unusual kind of heroes battling it out for a simple ‘human’ girl. The heroes, a vampire and a werewolf…phew!! 


My Gift (Poem)

It was early in the morning 
my mother shook and nudged 
and poked but I refused to leave my bed. 
The bed was too warm, 
too comfortable and 
welcoming. 

Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster (Film Review)

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Randeep Hooda is definitely an underutilized actor, so is Jimmy Shergill. The same cannot be said about Mahie Gill though as she is perfectly put to use in roles that are in stark contrast to the original ones, Paro in Dev D and Chhoti Bahu in Saheb Biwi aur Gangster.


Paranormal Activity 3 (Film Review)

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When I had first gone to watch Paranormal Activity, I came out of the theatre cursing myself for wasting my hard earned dollars. There wasn’t anything in the film except in the last five minutes. So, I deliberately skipped Paranormal Activity 2. 


Kali Puja - India, USA & Worldwide - a Global Puja Parikrama

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According to Ramkrishna Paramhansa Deb, darkness is the Ultimate Mother, or Kali:
My Mother is the principle of consciousness. She is Akhanda Satchidananda; indivisible Reality, Awareness, and Bliss. The night sky between the stars is perfectly black. The waters of the ocean depths are the same; The infinite is always mysteriously dark. This inebriating darkness is my beloved Kali.

Evergreen Attractions

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A beautiful plant eating up small birds or insects, how does it sound? It’s a nightmare for vegetarians to even believe that such a living thing exists on planet earth. But ask those who have some interest in Botany and they will tell you loads about a Nepenthes, a pitcher plant, a carnivore to the core, beautiful,  colorful and attractive. 


Greek Food

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You certainly don’t need to be in Greece to enjoy their wonderful cuisine as most big cities in the World have a couple of good Greek restaurants. True, you may not get the specific ones like an estiatorio that serves foods from the oven, a psistaria, a grill house where one could eat roasts, grills and salads and a taverna, a restaurant with a small menu and ideal for long meals and lots of wine. But what you are sure to get are the souvlaki shops, selling mouth-watering kebabs and gyros.


Introduction to Sanity (Poem)

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Intricately designed walls,
numb, icy hands and
the sound of splashing water
roars loudly.
Obstreperously.



Fall & Festivals

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My friends in India often wonder why do we refer to autumn as fall? Well, it’s just another name for autumn, may be associated with the fact that the leaves are continuously falling from all the trees and it is a change of season, from the bright and lush green summer to a cold and barren winter. A season of harvest, a time to celebrate the bounty of Nature or if I may quote John Keats’ Ode to Autumn, then it’s just:

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;

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