a16z interviews Yuvi Harari

a16z interviews Yuvi Harari

The podcast explores more provocative questions. With all the data that we are giving freely to Facebook and Amazon etc, one day they will be able to predict our tastes better than loved ones and maybe even better than what we can. What happens then?

We have to look at the issue of job losses not from one country’s perspective but from multiple perspectives. If the technology developed in say US, leads to job losses of factory in Bangladesh, who should compensate whom and by how much? Who will determine the level of compensation? How will AI impact the way schools are designed and structured? And of course, what happens when techno-religions gather more followers?

Remembering RD Burman

Remembering RD Burman

RD HarmoniumRD Burman (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) is an influencer in Bollywood even today. Reality shows dedicate episodes to him, channels organize special RD Music shows, his songs are part of recent movies like Aisha, Tamanchey, Race, etc, TV serials are using cover versions of his songs, not to mention the remixes of his songs. Yet the same RD had long spells towards the end when he was without work. Success and failure perhaps have to be measured beyond the life span of an artiste.

Piku: Movie Review

Piku: Movie Review

Piku is an endearing tale of a young lady in her thirties who looks after her seventy year old father who is a hypochondriac. Very specifically he is obsessed with his “morning ablutions”… What makes it so watchable is the ordinariness of the story.

The Charm of Raga Kedar

The Charm of Raga Kedar

Persian literature refers to seven stages of love that begins with attraction (dilqashi or hub); infatuation (uns); love (mohabbat) is the third stage; the fourth stage is one of reverence (aquidat); reverence gives way to worship (ibaadat) and evolves to the sixth stage of an obsession (junoon); death (maut) is the seventh and final stage of love. Worship is also stage of love. No raga exemplifies it better than Kedar […]

Dedh Ishqiya

Dedh Ishqiya

Sequels never do well – especially in cinema. There are very few exceptions to this rule. In recent times we had Munnabhai MBBS made in 2003 and then the sequel Lage Raho Munnabhai made three years later still managed to tickle the funny bone of the audience with Munnabhai and his sidekick Circuit. In 2010 we saw the introduction of two characters in Hindi cinema, “Khalujaan” Iftekhar played by Naseeruddin […]