WHERE DO I GET JUSTICE? (Poem)

You just have to reach any court somehow, All your problems shall instantly vanish.(2) Hire a priest flitting about in a black coat, Peddling his lies around the Premises, To worship the blindfolded goddess of law, And her personifications on earth! (6) All your rights- human, beastly, fundamental- shall be restituted immediately. (8) Perpetrators shall…

Pete Sampras on Scoreboard – The Story of US Open 1990

Pistol Pete took the carburettor out of the Lendl Automobile in the quarters, thus denying Ivan the Machine ‘its’ ninth straight USO final run. The Czech had won three back-to-back titles in 1985-87, and lost five finals in 1982-84 and 1988-89. In 1990, the 30-year old warhorse had run into Pete Sampras, who had just…

Icarus Burnt, but Djokovic shall Fly Again

When Novak Djokovic forced himself onto the Serbian mixed doubles campaign on the evening of 26th July, he was well aware of the stuffy and sapping conditions prevailing in Tokyo. He had already won his Round 1 and 2 Singles matches, and had spoken regarding the gruelling conditions. Add the pressure of being in the…

Naveen Polishetty in JATHI RATNALU – French Wine, with English Subtitles!

How could you place trust in a society that minds sharing even WIFI passwords to solve your complicated problems?  When Jogipet Shrikant, one of the Jathi Ratnalu (the Jewels of the Nation), discloses his ambition to become Cyberabad Shrikant by leaving town for Hyderabad, both his friends jump onto the bandwagon, and forcibly tag along….

Fahadh Faasil as MALIK – Once Upon a Time in Trivandrum

Joju George finally remains alive in a film to tell the story of Fahadh Faasil who plays the role of a gangster-cum-smuggler, i.e. a cross between Velu Nayagan and Michael Corleone. Joju plays an IAS officer who is hit by a vehicle and left for dead by Faasil’s men in their quest for revenge for…

तूफ़ान – सामाजिक समरसता के नाम पर फिर वही घिसापिटा लव जिहाद फॉर्मूला

तूफान के पटकथा लेखक अंजुम राजबली के पास बहुत अनुभव है – पुकार, अपहरण, राजनीति, ग़ुलाम, कच्चे धागे, लेजेंड ऑफ भगत सिंह और अन्य बड़ी फिल्मों में काम किया है । इस अनुभव का इस्तेमाल उन्होने तूफान की पटकथा को बड़ी चालाकी से लिखने में किया है । बिना किसी कारण या आवश्यकता के कहानी…

Nick Kyrgios – Balancing Tennis Life with Rackets, Balls & Words

That Nick Kyrgios can beat any player on his day, and most players on his bad days is not mere empty rhetoric. Novak Djokovic and Kyrgios squared up against each other twice in a fortnight in 2017. They ended up playing four sets at Acapulco and Indiana Wells, yet the Serbian could not take even…

अकबर के संतों से मिलने के नहीं हैं प्रमाण

किस्से-कहानियों का अकबर सर्वव्यापी है । बहुतेरे साधु-संतों के संग अकबर की मुलाकातों की किंवदंतियाँ प्रचलित हैं । बीरबल के किस्सों के हिसाब से अकबर सवालों, पहेलियों और गप्पों का भी बादशाह था । सत्यान्वेषी अकबर दीवान-ए-खास में बैठकर विभिन्न धर्माचार्यों के साथ धर्मचर्चाएँ किया करता था । बर्बर बाबर और कठमुल्ले औरंगजेब जैसे धार्मांध…

करते रहिए TRAY,कोषीश,पृयास – कभी तो ठीक बैठेंगे अक्षर विन्यास

(अरे सुनो, भाषाई शुचिता के ठेकेदारों – हमें ब्याहकरण से बैर नहीं, पर स्पेलिङ्ग तेरी अब खैर नहीं। जो कुछ लिखा है जानभूझ कर लिखा है, टाइपो नहीं है । समझ में आ जाए तो ठीक है, वरना समझना कोई मुलभुत ज़रूरी नहीं है) हे अत्याचारिणी इंग्रेज़ी ! बचपन से सुनता आ रहा हूँ कि…