Author: Jo

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The Rat Race Loop

    Life is precious. It’s a rare gift. You should strive hard to deserve that gift… Work hard! Earn More! Live Happier! … This might probably be the words of a motivational speaker; a...






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Dangal (2016) — A Wholesome Family Entertainer

Motivating feel good stories always have a universal appeal. They work with the audience is in the psychological level and its impact on them purely depends on the way in which the story is packaged...






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Radio Days

      Music is an integral part of human life.  Music makes our mind light and undoubtedly its one of the best stress busters we’ve got amid us. With the advent of technology the...






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Manufacturing Patriotism

  During the beginning of this month, the Supreme Court’s order making it mandatory to play national anthem in cinema halls across the nation has initiated ( or should we have to say rekindled) the...






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Capitalizing on Patriotism

    It’s almost going to be a month since our Prime Minister of India, announced demonetization of high value currencies. Majority of the popular media hailed it as the surgical strike on black money...






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Spending on Scientific Research

  Almost all the sophistication we enjoy in our modern lifestyle are a fruit of scientific research. The quest in every stream of science is to make human livelihood better. It’s a long standing debate,...






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Guiding Kids into the Digital Realm

    Getting a personal computer was one of the biggest dreams of a middle class family, remember, that was a decade ago. In this era of digital explosion these dreams seem to have lost...






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A Quintessential Book for Cinephiles

  [The  below essay analyzing the book ‘Director’s Cut‘ was written and published in Tamil on the monthly magazine ‘Padachurul’. Padachurul — translates to ‘Film Reel’ — continues to make a dedicated effort to spread...






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Experiencing Cinema: My Journey

      Riccioto Canudo (1877-1923), an early Italian film theoretician, viewed cinema as a plastic art. Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Music, Literature and Dance are the six forms of art. He named Cinema as the...