Sachiniti

December 20, 2007

Choking Game Of Death: Gaurang Dalvi

Is there a parallel universe revolving agitatedly around, which we ignoramuses know nothing about? There most certainly is if one is to go by the modus operandi to acquire a ‘high’..beyond all highs.. so much so that it sends you scuttling across the boundaries of life. I am angry and not in the least bit satirical. This is serious stuff.

Kids, barely into their teens , or not, are experimenting with a ‘choking game’, (more…)

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December 19, 2007

Some Humorous Sign Boards

Filed under: Just For Laughs,Random — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 8:26 am
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*Advertisement In A Long Island Shop:

Guitar, for sale……. Cheap……. ….no strings attached

* Ad.. In Hospital Waiting Room:

Smoking Helps You Lose Weight … One Lung At A Time! (more…)

December 13, 2007

International Film Festival of India -Goa (IFFI) – A First Hand Report( Updated)

Filed under: India n Me,Movies,Random — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 3:39 pm
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Link for 2008  39th IFFI Goa

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Mr. Mohan Siroya writes directly for “SACHINITI” from the festival precincts in Goa and gives us his first hand account..Interesting!

A brief profile of Mohan Siroya:

Academically a double post graduate ,worked as a Sr.professional manager in MNCs in Mumbai for 30 yrs.. Simultaneously, has also been freelancing as a FILM JOURNALIST/CRITIC for last 40 years. He has been a prolific writer , having written critical articles ,features, reviews etc. on films, Music and TV in numerous English periodicals in India. Named a few are :- The Indian Express, Film Fare, Film World, Picture Post, Cine Advance, Screen , The Hitavada, Lokmat Times , The Twin City Times , Film Industry Journal, Day After, Femina , Eve’s Weekly, Free Press Journal , Blitz etc.

So far Mr. Siroya has written about 7000 articles on films. He is the founder president of FREELANCE FILM JOURNALISTS COMBINE (FFJC), a registered association of Freelance film journalists all over India.

He is also a CONSUMER ACTIVIST of repute , presently being the Chairperson of Consumer Complaints Cell , an NGO based at Marol. Earlier, he was associated with the Consumer Guidance society of India for several years on their complaints committee.. Recently, The Times of India newspaper had eulogized his selfless and free services by calling him a “City Angel”and making a feature on him. Also a Social Activist , having held many prestigious offices in the International Association of Lions Clubs

Mr. Siroya is 71 years young and very much active . He believes in living life king size, with a flair for Shairi, poetry and humour .

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38 th International Film Festival of India — Goa

Sedate and Smooth Take off

For the last four years since the Festival started taking place in Goa , this year was the first time that it took off with serenity and seriousnes as a festival of International standard deserves .

The opening ceremony was devoid of any bollyood or cinematic razzmattaz unlike last year when it was reduced to a cheap cinema song- dance show . Credit must go to the Dirctorate of Film Festival and the Chief Minister of Goa, for not entrusting the affairs of orgaanisation to the inexperienced Goa Entertainment Society and diding the two distint areas viz; Cultural and other film shows for public and the actual film festival, both at separate avenues. (more…)

December 5, 2007

Taslima Nasreen – A Muslim Woman Dares But………..

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Taslima Nasreen – A Muslim Womans Dares But…………Her Voice Gets Stifled

Taslima Nasreen a Muslim woman who dared to protest against the ‘sad plight ‘of women in her community but was compelled to recant her intransigent writings a few days ago.

Taslima Nasrin/ Nasreen has been on the run from Islamic fundamentalists for over 14 years now ever since she published her thoughts in various writings especially her novella ‘Lajja’ (shame).

It all began in 1993 when this particular event proved cataclysmic. (more…)

December 1, 2007

Aaja Nachle Ban..Dancing To Mayawatis Tunes (Updated:OSO Ban Controversy)

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So you thought India would dance to M’s tunes? You’re right ..only M as in…er.. Mayawati not Madhuri..dumbos.

This is India maah dears. ..here Aamir Khan is not a greater star than Narendra Modi.When he says ‘Who Aamir’..the people respond with ‘No Fanaa’. And if you think Madhuri Dixit and her million watt smile, coupled with her dhak dhak latkas and jhatkas, and the strenuously exercised 26″ waistline will phase out Madam Mayawatis (more…)

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