We were ready for French words, but defeated by French sounds
Being French, and being clever, it was inevitable that Paul-André Meyer would have that qualité étonnante. Meyer loved mathematics and probability, languages and culture, and philosophy and history.
Some of Hindi cinema’s most enjoyable songs feature this hide-and-seek game. What makes this game deliciously ironic is that everyone in the cinema hall can see through the ruse and, indeed, enjoy the attempted obfuscation. Except the actors themselves
Abode is house. More precisely, it is home. It is where the heart resides today … and, tomorrow, the memories … As Covid-19 constrains us to stay indoors, it is a wonderful time to renew our acquaintance with, and gratitude for, this much loved shelter.
An oath is a promise, a pledge, a kasam or a vaada. A promise is usually sincere, unless it is a politician making it.
Searching is painful, even agonizing. But a successful search is most satisfying, almost exhilarating
From somewhere far away, I hear the shrill whistle of an approaching train. It isn’t a single long whistle; there’s a sequence of short and long whistles, and there’s a rhythm to it. The train driver is trying to tell a story, and he’s having a lot of fun.
Hindi cinema has had more than its share of puzzles. So listen to this lovely collection of songs and try to guess that common underlying thread. Jaane kya baat hai inn haseen nagmon mein?