Saturday, June 16, 2012

Nero's Guests by P Sainath

Try to put aside your Bollywood dreams for an hour. Just watch a doc on LINK TV :

"Nearly 200,000 farmers have committed suicide in India over the last 10 years. But the mainstream media hardly reflects this. Nero's Guests is a story about India's agrarian crisis and the growing inequality seen through the work of the Rural Affairs Editor of Hindu newspaper, P. Sainath.

Through sustained coverage of the farm crisis, Sainath and his colleagues created the national agenda, compelling a government in denial to take notice and act.

Through his writings and lectures, Sainath makes us confront the India we don't want to see, and provokes us to think about who "Nero's Guests" are in today's world."

Please share if you are moved or enlightened as I was.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Versailles Revisited

It takes decades for some pop music to gain lasting
relevance. Depeche Mode's '80s music totally fits the bill 
here as it finds itself elevated into a classic by Dior.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Norah Jones New and Exclusively on Italian TV

This has nothing to do with Poona/Pune except that I witnessed Norah's Dad Maestro Ravi Shankar perform in Poona once upon a long, long time ago. That's stretching the connection but hey....I wanted to save this video and decided to use my latent blogger capabilities, so you win. You get the most up-to-date video clip plus you get to see a photo I took in Las Vegas of someone who looks a lot like Norah. Hope you understand spoken Italian, which you won't need anyway, since she sings in her normal English language.....Ciao !

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This is a test. Might as well make it interesting and throw in a cool
mix track and the original DJ Dogg....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kolaveri Song Reaches Pune Traffic Cops

A bit old by today's standards.....but I just had to share it here, where it belongs....