Author: Nilesh Gonsalves

The Bravery Award 2010….

And the recommended name for this award is home minister Mr. R.R. Patil!! After a brave ride into naxal infested(the use of this word is not an indication of any disrespect towards naxalites, but an indication of my poor vocabulary), and aquiring some information on the living conditions of the villagers, who would be a

Chilly Winters

Its 8 O’Clock in the morning, here in an interior village in Virar(mumbai), and I have second thought about stepping out of my house. ‘Cause its cold out there, and my home provides me tempting heat. Of course its not as chilly as it used to be during my school days, and I used to leave

An Incapable Teacher…..

……..this is not my view. It the view of our worthless bureaucrats, while we continue to tolerate uneducated ministers, who draw huge salaries during their nonuseful tenure, even if they are not qualified enough for any job. As can be read in the report, Jasveer Kaur Ahluwalia was denied the well deserved pension after retirement from the municipal

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Just see the video of a cop struggling for life helplessly, on the roads of  TamilNadu, even as ministers watched the event with inaction. Police suspect it to be a case of mistaken identity. It can be seen that the cop was assaulted brutally(with bomb and sickle) and then left for death on the road. But

An Educated Decision?

No. Not a good decision by any child to commit suicide due to academic pressure. But is the child mature enough to take any big decisions, leave alone that of suicide? What drives a child to this? It certainly is not the film, “3 Idiots”. Censoring some scene in the film is like half measures taken against a

Wars of the World

Few days back, I happened to be browsing through TV channels, and came across BBC airing ‘Hard Talk’. The guest in studio that day was Fergus Anckorn. The interview was largely about his remarkable survival as a prisoner of war, wherein he described the treatment they had endured and his survival because of his good

5 Points to Someone

The film is out. And all the buildup done by the producers and the actors, pre-release, was not just a hype. I saw it. And I was bowled over. Everything seems real. And as my friend said, everyone who has ever stayed in a hostel, tries to fit himself into the characters. Maybe the essence of reality

Wishes for this New Year

2010…its here!! With a promise of beginning our lives, afresh. For many, its just another first day of the year. But for some, its and excuse to rejoice, occasion for party and day for new resolutions. People have celebrated all night, and with a spinning head and dizzy mind, have resolved many things. But do

Avatar..The Review

I do not consider myself to be an expert reviewer. But this is the first time I have seen a movie in 3D, hence this enthusiasm. Avatar is a well done movie. Forget the storyline. Its always the same every time. Either USA is in trouble, or we earthlings are meddling in to others affairs.

Incredible India!!

So I completed my tour to Aurangabad. And am back with some good memories, and few bad ones too. To say about Aurangabad, it seems just like any other cities of India, hastily developed, neglected. But its proximity to many of the tourist destinations, has kept the city on the map. First, it has the