Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Books & Authors I Liked

Enid Blyton
my book shelf

A list perpetually in the making...Some books in here are the ones I liked at the time i read them, not sure if all of them would fascinate me as much (chances are they would)...Not a comprehensive list again....

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Why This Kolaveri Di, Boon or Bane???

What got me going to write start with, was kind of amused that I liked the song, kind of grew on me. One pretty much left it at that. One was aware of a few positive sound bytes towards the number. The makers themselves staked no claim to it being a classic or the like. From what little i have heard and given my limited exposure to the world, have not seen anyone put the song on a pedestal and call it a classic. The awe has been the popularity and how it went viral on the net.

Then came two incidents that got me wanting to write. One was Javed Akthar's (A man i kind of look up to given the body of his work) Tweet "KOLAVARI-D". Every one is praising the robes but the emporer is naked. Tune ordinary ,singing substandard.words an insult to sensibility" Then a subsequent snippet on the Hindustan Times mentioning the same which got a whole load of comments quite a few supporting Javed's point of view. Thus my reaction is not limited to Javed's comment but to many supportive arguments born then on, hence would be unfair to put all those on his (Javed's) door step for many of the views may or may not be shared by him.