Amol Redij

Extensive experience of 15+ years in technical documentation and rich media content, creative content writing, audio-visual presentations. Amol Redij is a published poet and writer. He is also involved in making short films and a scriptwriter of a Marathi play.

Literature’s Mighty Warrior: Kiran Nagarkar

One man I have believed who could facilely camouflage pathos with subtle quirky humour was Charlie Chaplin. I saw and heard Kiran Nagarkar at an event during the recently held Kala Ghoda festival in Mumbai. And I found second such man. Nagarkar was there for a reading of his latest book, “Extras” a sequel to …

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ScareIndia

Like my most Fridays I was there to have my elixir of life. Not that I do so on every Friday but some Fridays are exceptional in terms a friend coming back from travel, surprise bonus component in the salary, unexpected loss in the stock market, and sometimes ‘just like that’.I occupied my regular seat …

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Love Thy Self

“Thinking only about yourself is not good and it is termed as selfish. One should think about others and help them in every possible way,” I was taught this since my childhood. “It brings more pride and satisfaction of having given someone else more importance than your own self,” they explained it further.Selfishness is a …

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Shivaji says – Statue!

What an irony! His democratic descendants, 400 years later, have downgraded his stature to a sheer statue made of some material that will certainly be nowhere close to the quality of his construction. His robust and well architected forts make it evident even today. The Maratha King constructed and won back many forts impregnable forts …

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Author, Actor, Reporter: Glamour

Our books, which are our principal vehicles of expression, can reach people through impersonal mechanisms. This is what makes the world of books so uniquely democratic and accessible. From the blog amitavghosh.com/blog/ dt. 6th Feb, 2012 ************ I’ll have no hiccups to rank ‘Mukhavata’ in the line of Dostoevsky and Marquez works, minus the sexual …

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The Artist and The Indian Artiste`

Just a few days before the Oscars, I watched “The Artist”, a movie that was much talked about. I was rather a little skeptical to watch it. However, a conversation with Bollywood enthusiast and a columnist urged me to finally book a ticket at a “not-so-good, not-so-bad” theatre in Pune. I wish I could have got …

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Celebrating Love Life Et al…The Movie Issshtyle

Just about 2 weeks ago our ‘insanely-histrionic, uselessly-emotional’ India celebrated a stupid festival called Valentine’s Day supposedly the day to express love. Well Indians don’t need any reason or logic to celebrate anything. I saw fools buying red roses for Rs. 100/rose, huge soft teddies, pink heart shaped balloons. I mean how foolish can this …

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Media and Sensationalism

Gone are the days when media battled for communal harmony and democratic establishment in the societies across the border. It was popular and valued in the past because it spoke for the least spoken and voiced their concerns to the populace for smooth and democratic governance in the society. Factual journalism gradually perished over past …

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Why This Kolaveri Di? Ani Kiti?

It indeed is a good song with foot tapping beats, perfect for a dandiya night. It surely has caught rage with the young crowd. It is simple “hummable” and trendy too. Junior Nigam’s version is even more gripping, However, there is one more aspect why this song had to get some much fan following or …

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