Vasant Vyakhanmala (Spring time Lecture series) is a most remarkable undertaking. It’s an annual event that was first held in 1875 in Pune by social reformer Justice Ranade and is being held every year since. Many of India’s top leaders & visionaries have spoken at the event and I am told that it was especially popular in the pre-independence era, with 1000s attending the lectures. Read more
नमस्कार. हा माझा मराठीतला पहिला ब्लॉग आहे. मी मराठी शेवटच शाळेत लिहिल आणि आता १५+ वर्षांनंतर परत प्रयत्न करतो आहे. अवघड जातय पण मजा पण येतेय. पहिला मराठी ब्लॉग कशा वर लिहू असा विचार करत होतो. मग म्हटल मराठीत टाईप / ब्लॉग / इमेल कस करायच तेच लिहुया. Read more
Article touches on movies, regional languages, Hindi and English. Published as part of my column for the Maharashtra Herald that’s published on alternate Saturdays.
I am no movie buff or expert, but I do like to stay in touch with what’s happening in the movies and the changing mannerisms of moviewalas. Only a few years back it seemed like Indian movies would gradually lose out to English movies partly because of the spread of English education but primarily because Indian movies lacked innovation. They were beating the same stories to death. I was certain that Hindi movies were in big trouble once English movies dubbed in Hindi started being screened.