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Suicide is not stupid

Suicide is not stupid

I have felt suicidal on a number of occasions, most recently a few days back. The reasons have ranged from the usual – relationship trouble, professional failure, failing health of a loved one to the strangely unusual, which is too embarrassing to ever mention.Yet, here I am, lucky to be writi...

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Why We 'Lurveee' Martial Arts Action Films

Why We 'Lurveee' Martial Arts Action Films

Why is it that despite having spectacular special-effects cinema and brilliantly intellectual ones, raw, hand-to-hand action films are never out of fashion asks Satyen K Bordoloi, as he places the stunts of Vidyut Jamval in Commando amidst the plethora of action greats.Two goons have pinned a girl d...

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Assam Diary: The strange case of an open air dinosaur skeleton

Assam Diary: The strange case of an open air dinosaur skeleton

Image: Photo of villagers holding the dinosaur skeleton from The Assam Tribune, 24th march, 2013.Saving Face, er... Horn in Assam:In India the synonym to the phrase 'losing face' has to be 'losing nose' (naak kat jayegi). The state of Assam finds itself in a peculiar predicament, as it is losing fac...

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The filmmakers who stood up to Thackeray, and won!

The filmmakers who stood up to Thackeray, and won!

Satyen K Bordoloi tells the fascinating story of how a motley gang of first-time filmmaking cast and crew stood their ground against the mighty Bal Thackeray and lived to release their film!That day in April 1974 was pregnant with septic tension. The manager of Regal Cinema in Colaba, Vijay Me...

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Review: An Indian, A Pakistani & A Walk in the Woods

Review: An Indian, A Pakistani & A Walk in the Woods

​Taking a trip through Ratna Pathak Shah's debut play 'A Walk In The Woods' Satyen K. Bordoloi fantasies about the 'peaceful' day when the play shall become redundant It can be a trick question for political science students – what can be more important for two diplomats than saving...

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Review: Does the truth prevail in Aamir Khan's Satyameva Jayate?

Review: Does the truth prevail in Aamir Khan's <i>Satyameva Jayate</i>?

Aamir Khan in the very first episode has shown society the mirror, but perhaps we also need to investigate what lies behind the mirror, says Satyen K Bordoloi  The most surprising thing about Satyameva Jayate is Aamir Khan. The star who is otherwise so inaccessible, has suddenly become someone ...

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