no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark

by Warsan Shire no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running faster than you breath bloody in their throats the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory is holding a gun bigger than his body you only leave home when home won’t let you stay. no one leaves home unless home chases you fire under feet hot blood in your belly it’s not something you ever thought of doing until … Continue reading no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark

When India Became Republic

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN INDIA GOT INDEPENDENCE AND BECAME A REPUBLIC: “When India got Independence and Ambedkar being the principle author of the nation’s constitution and holding the law portfolio in the cabinet, Untouchability was declared unlawful. After centuries of hitherto unchallenged and illegal authority relating to human rights violations, Manusmriti in terms of laws of India became illegal overnight”, excerpt from Hinduism: beyond rituals,customs and traditions. Continue reading When India Became Republic

POWER OF PROTEST

With massive parade of over half a million people in Washington the day after the presidential Inauguration, the spirit of democracy is still alive in the USA before Trump manipulates it. But in India it is showing signs of being out of breath. If democracy is not nurtured by dissent and protests then it gets rotten from inside like a hollow tree. Promodpuri.com Continue reading POWER OF PROTEST

MERCY FOR SNOWDEN

MERCY FOR SNOWDEN: Only few hours are left, and President Obama still can exercise his benevolence to grant mercy to Edward Snowden who acted in the spirit of a whistleblower to leak top secrets of government surveillance programs. The very exposures led to reforms in government policies for which the credit goes to Snowden himself. He lives as a fugitive in Putin’s Russia. There was even talk of nominating him for Nobel Peace prize. Continue reading MERCY FOR SNOWDEN

Life is a Dangal too

Film Review: by Promod Puri     It is a tense play of strategies, techniques and actions, excitement, and madness, defense, and offense, frustrations, and rewards. It is a fight against societal wrongs. It is a game of emotions, tears, and joys. This is the package Aamir Khan has delivered on the silver screen in a two and half hour thrill titled Dangal. Life’s dynamics are well portrayed in this masterpiece based on a true story. In the lead role, Aamir Khan plays an odd patriarch who defies, protests, struggles and achieves what he wanted in life. He has a … Continue reading Life is a Dangal too

Meryl Streep Slams Trump At Golden Globes

“….who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places. I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey. Viola was born in a sharecropper’s cabin in South Carolina, came up in Central Falls, Rhode Island; Sarah Paulson was born in Florida, raised by a single mom in Brooklyn. Sarah Jessica Parker was one of seven or eight kids in Ohio. Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy. And Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. Where are their birth certificates? And the beautiful Ruth Negga was born in … Continue reading Meryl Streep Slams Trump At Golden Globes

Versatile Actor Om Puri

Om Puri, who died January 5, was among the most talented and versatile actors in the Indian film world. Starting his film career in 1972, he belonged to the parallel cinema movement in the 80s which produced some of the most outstanding films exploring various aspects of the Indian society. Om Puri along with Amrish Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Raj Babbar were part of the new wave who revolutionized the Indian film industry by setting higher standards with their superb performances and dialogue delivery. Together they smashed the cult worshiping of heroes and heroines … Continue reading Versatile Actor Om Puri

A BRIEF UNDERSTANDING OF HINDUISM

By Promod Puri Why are there so many gods and goddesses in Hinduism? Why worship an idol? Is going to temple mandatory in the faith? What impact does the caste system have on Hindu society? Why do some rituals make perfect sense while others are so vague? What are the secular and diverse characters in Hinduism? What physics principles constitute the sound of Om? What is karma and its role in our day to day lives? These are some of the many questions which intrigue the non-Hindu mind as well as even among the Hindus especially those belonging to the … Continue reading A BRIEF UNDERSTANDING OF HINDUISM

Film Review: Dangal is master-piece of faction

Originally posted on Vishal Bheeroo:
Film Review: Dangal Producer: Aamir Khan Productions Director: Nitesh Tiwari Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar, Ritwik Sahore and Girish Kulkarni Rating: 4 stars There is one man in the film industry who is in himself a brand for excellence and who rarely disappoints his audience who rightly expect sparks, be it at the ticket counter or in terms of aesthetic quality. No prize for guessing? Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan. He simply takes Dangal to another level, playing Mahavir Singh Phogat that will set the bar to a… Continue reading Film Review: Dangal is master-piece of faction

Super Salad, Trump, Mantras, Web Pages Highlights Of 2016

By Promod Puri Time flies. So was the year 2016. As the cliché goes “it seems only yesterday” when we ushered into 2016 with traditional exchange of greetings and a new set of resolutions. While the self-promises if achieved become milestones of the year, there are acts and feats of learning and acquiring new knowledge which add to our life’s experiences. Personally, that was the year 2016 gaining knowledge and experience which launched me into my own web pages, promodpuri.com and progressivehindudialogue.com.  Here I can use my own channels for everything which I write, rewrite, scrawl, and scribble. It all … Continue reading Super Salad, Trump, Mantras, Web Pages Highlights Of 2016