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The Girl On The Train
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Just yesterday a friend visiting London from Bangalore mentioned this film to me - not the name, just that it features Rishi Kapoor's son.
I wonder why film-titles are now bits of old, popular Hindi songs. This one of course is named after a song filmed on Rishi Kapoor in Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin (I think) .
Uh-huh... who do NOT have. Sorry about the typo.
As I said, we parse a lot of news. But what happens to those - also called 'foreign investors' - who do have the complicated cultural context to help them along? :-(
As for films, well, as we know there are only 7 basic plots. I watch films in several genres and languages, so Hindi cinema is a small part and the bit I miss the least, although recent films have been very good. I saw 'Maine Gandhi ko nahin mara' recently and I have 'Astitva' in my LoveFilm queue. I actually like to know a bit of the story ahead ;-)
This person is not a journalist. Journalists do not 'mix up interviews'. They research and double-check. When they make mistakes, they apologise or at least their editors do. How hard is it to check back on a blog who the writer is?
Alas, to me and to many others (including a man who launched a high profile glossy in India recently), this poorly-researched article - which now specifies no author for WOGMA at all - is just another in the long line of poorly researched and badly written articles passing for 'journalism' in India. It is harder and harder to parse 'news' and whatever passes for reportage in India.
And the data she cites? Interesting in itself. Guy Kawasaki who is in the world's top bloggers, made US$ 3200 in his first year of blogging. No donations included. Can donations be counted as income? Let's not even get started on the semantics of business metrics.
I got here from Ideasmithy's tweet. Interesting blog indeed. Pity I get to no Hindi films at all. The nearest cinema is 1h away on train or nearly 2h of driving and dodging traffic. So I wait for DVDs by which time all stories are widely known :-/