Tamil Film Deivathirumagal and Copyright violations in India – 2
May09

Tamil Film Deivathirumagal and Copyright violations in India – 2

Copyright violations are not confined only to film industry. Another industry where it is predominant is book industry. Few years back, Shiv Khera, a well known management consultant and bestselling author had a legal battle against Amrit Lal. Shiv Khera was accused of plagiarism. Amrit Lal claimed that Khera had lifted sentences verbatim from his book ‘India: Enough is Enough’ and used them in the book ‘Freedom is not free’. One of...

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ATTENDING A WEDDING RECEPTION…

ATTENDING A WEDDING RECEPTION… Attending a wedding reception is always a fascinating experience to me. It gives an opportunity to meet friends and relatives. It always provides a happy feeling. On the other hand, there are far many intricacies associated with it for someone like me. One evening, as always, just few hours before the reception, we realise that the invitation card is missing, as ususal. Getting ready for such...

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Broiler Chicken and An American Dream

Broiler chicken is a type of chicken raised specially for meat production. Broiler chickens grow in a shed filled with thousands of them and usually get only less than a half a square foot of living space. That’s less than the size of a computer mouse pad. They’re given steroids to grow bigger than their ancestors so they can be slaughtered sooner. Many develop crippling leg disorders because their legs cannot support their...

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Missing the train…

A dream of missing train means fear of missing opportunities  - Sigmund Freud Since my childhood, I regularly have dreams of missing trains. Either as I approach the platform the train departs or in an intermediate station, I get down to buy something and on turning back, I see the train leaving. At varied situations, different trains were missed in my dreams. Fortunately, never have these happened in reality. This dream always haunts...

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Tamil film Engeyum Eppothum and Road accidents
May09

Tamil film Engeyum Eppothum and Road accidents

Very rarely we get an opportunity to watch a movie like ‘Engeyum Epothum’, a perfect example of non-linear story telling. The director of Engeyum Eppothum has provided us whole some entertainment with a very strong take away message. A good film should never give us the feeling of watching a movie. We should be able to travel along with the characters as one among them. The story jumps from current to the past at appropriate occasions...

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My Frankfurt Visit
May09

My Frankfurt Visit

Just returned after a week at Frankfurt book fair. This time the greatest mistake that I did was having chosen to fly by Emirates. Undoubtedly it is the best airline to Europe from Chennai in terms of in-flight services and food, but quiet inconvenient as you have to hop at Dubai. This results in loss of good and continuous sleep. No matter how poor the services in Lufthansa are, yet it is preferred for travel from Chennai to...

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