होके मजबूर मुझे उसने भुलाया होगा – Amitaabh Srivastava

देव आनंद ने गाइड के निर्देशन के लिए पहले चेतन आनंद को ही चुना था लेकिन जब दो भाषाओँ में फिल्म बनना शुरू हुई तो तालमेल की कमी दिखने लगी . चेतन आनंद अलग हो गए और गोल्डी यानी विजय आनंद को निर्देशन की कमान मिली. चेतन ने उसी दरम्यान बनायी हक़ीक़त , जो गाइड की ही तरह हिंदी सिनेमा में मील का एक पत्थर … Continue reading होके मजबूर मुझे उसने भुलाया होगा – Amitaabh Srivastava

Islam, France, Burkini: A chit chat on FB

Courtesy: Sangeeta Bodhi Das’ FB post   Once I met an Algerian Man who came here for a biking trip. He was taken aback by the liberty that the Muslim women in India enjoyed. He went to India gate and saw many families enjoying their evening picnics. Many matriarchs wore burqa but their faces & hair was visible and the girls in the same families … Continue reading Islam, France, Burkini: A chit chat on FB

Renaissance of Islam may well start with India – Anwar Hussain

The Horrific attacks in Paris has cleaved my heart in pieces and every piece goes out to my brothers and sisters in Paris , Beirut and wherever the ISIS thugs have struck. Momentarily this tragedy made me too numb to react and I almost ended up laying the responsibility of these attacks at the doors of Islam, the religion of more than a billion people … Continue reading Renaissance of Islam may well start with India – Anwar Hussain