Mumbai Noir

Teacher took one boy by his ear and pulled him into Principal’s cabin. We all were stunned in lunch break. The boy carried a cycle chain. It is considered as a weapon, showcased into a film Shiva. RGV’s 1st Bollywood film, flawless, smooth, fast and enticing. What else one need in a cinema. Saturday I watched it into a video parlor for 1rs. In 90s, gangsters were headline. RGV became a legend in Bollywood? Well, I am happy to witness it. A new genre is coined,’ Mumbai Noir’. Turbulent 90s put this milestone film on 7th December 1990.

Drabble Devdutt Pattanaik

He narrated Indian mythology in simple and interesting manner. English speaking youth was reluctant to read mythology. He grabbed the pulse with how Indian mythological characters create many questions into reader’s mind? His books illustrates various point of views on mythology. Readers found it interesting to read, understanding and imagine the grandeur and mystery of Indian mythology. He started writing books twenty years back, readers admired him, discussed and shared him with masses. This decade he published many books with unique take on mythology. I find his style of writing is very enticing and transforming for reader.

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Indian writers who shaped decade

The last decade has gave us many writers. They emerged with their books and enriched our imagination. We walked with them, we talked about their work and some alleged them. In all this hype an hoopla they rose by leap and bound. January touch the winter and February kiss the financial planning, March comes with surprises and April May play twin, June July August September too much rain and October November we enjoy fest. We don’t get time to look back. It is this December sans festival lets enjoy the year end. I will be penning their charm into drabble

Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye

November 17th 2000, my distant cousin Sunil was sipping tea. He was asking my mother if I could assist him in marriage video shooting. The answer was obvious ‘No’. I went to watch Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye. The film showcased marriage video making profession to be glamorous. The talkative characters reminded me 1968 Brahmachari. Flaunting video camera inspired many Indians, It was mini DV camcorders. A video camera became key element in life.  Film was successful on box office. We find this romcom interesting. While returning, I thought, how shooting marriage video can be a career? Well, let’s see!

Books & Hope

March 13th an official notice is served, soon in couple of days whole world went under lock down. Newspapers soon stopped printing. My online book delivery was cancelled and as residential area was declared contentment zone. Ambulance siren, empty roads filled with silence. A rising heart beat could easily be heard. Elderly were sad and worried. Young were nerves with the very thought of lockdown. The mind went numb and I cling to my books. One after another so many I cleared, it gave me hope, and it gave me strength and the same I passed it to my family.   

Diego Maradona

1986, Diego changed the fate of the game. Soccer became famous in all continents. His charisma reign yesterday, today and tomorrow. Diego played for country, Argentina was his family. People loved Diego over their broken dreams, lost hope and devastated life. Millions soccer fans are broke in tears with the news. I remember when Diego visited Calcutta and expressed his observation on Indian soccer under 17. He said, “There is great interest in soccer. I can develop soccer in this country, this country can play in Fifa”. Well, it is one of the unfinished wish of Diego and million others.  


An early winter morning, sun is orange, rising and road is covered with fog. I admire the ritual of paperboys, the way they deliver newspapers. A tea joint and chuckles of morning walkers, I overheard several subjects, range from home to hospitals, economy to election and politics to publicity. They were enthusiastically sharing opinions and enjoying what is in print, web and screen. They laughed, hated and argued but it is over a cup of tea. The tea is over and so do morning. It is broad daylight. We are ready for a day.

Winter Morning

SP Balasubrahmanyam Drabble 4

Bollywood was unknown for well-build body of a hero. It is Salman Khan who came in 90s but to choose a singer for him as a playback was challenge. SPB proved to be a perfect for Salman Khan. Maine Pyar Kiya a legendary film. The voice of SPB sound so unique that Bollywood music lovers listened it again and again till the cassettes broke. Today after nearly 30 years it is a celestial voice which transforms listener. SPB a man who build a generation of 90s with his voice. Kudos to SPB to sing in 16 languages. RIP  


Drabble a literary tool. A story should be composed and narrated into 100 words only. It is a wonderful way to learn the concise communication. post your opinions
Drabble 1

Narendra shouted my name, it is such a rare moment in life, he never yelled out my name before. He then collected my 100rs and asked me to accompany him to reach to Mr. Khopade’s home. Mr. Khopde was a newspaper vendor and today it is the 10th day after his demise. He is left with old wife and a special child. We delivered the glossary kit and left for the day. As we always put our heart and soul to earn a dime.But, It is no money moral or might what we strive is for next bite

Luke Combs, “Six Feet Apart”

An American country singer who is known for his famous number ‘Hurricane’ wrote this song and struck a chord with fans. Luck Combs wrote this song with Brent Cobb and Rob Snyder. It was a mutual feeling and they expressed it on video conference. Next day the song is made and released online. We can listen the powerhouse voice of Luke Combs. Who has become a sensation with this song during Covid-19. The song narrate common emotions how we all miss our mom, dad and the road where we use to stroll. A true to life lyrics admired by all.