• art,  Lord of the rings,  Mahabharat

    Survival of Art

    If you have read my previous blogs, you would know that my favourite book (and movie) till now is The Lord of The Rings. I read the book recently and loved it (more than the movie itself). The 3-volume novel was launched in 1954 and is still one of the most read books today. What could be the reason behind this ? The answer lies in the fact that the book is truly a great piece of story-telling. It’s a fantasy novel, and there are many more, but the reason this book excels is because people have something to learn from this book. Be it 1960, 1970, or even 2010,…

  • Lord of the rings,  quotes

    I wonder which story our we in ?

    Contains Spoiler from Lord Of the Rings There is this awesome excerpt from Lord of The Rings. It involves a chat between Sam and Frodo in the chapter ‘The Stairs of Cirith Ungol’ from The Two Towers, contemplating what they have got themselves into. Now recently, there has been this trend of publishing your status message through Twitter, Facebook , Google Talk and other IMs. I wanted to put up this excerpt from the book on any one of these applications’ . I could basically type it out from the book, but as I said, it was too long. So, I searched, and found this one more useful website Wikiquote…

  • Lord of the rings,  movies

    How good a movie is for me ?

    I saw The Dark Knight few days back. I was not shielded from all the hype around the movie. I hate it. Of course I was desperate to watch it, from the moment I saw Batman Begins. And at the end of the movie, when Gordon informs Batman about a new criminal named Joker, I knew the next movie will be a class in its own. But I avoid being involved in the hype till I dont watch the movie myself. So anyways, I saw The Dark Knight, came out of the theater, content. These are the factors according to me for considering how good a movie is : I…

  • books,  Lord of the rings

    Lord Of the Rings – The Book

    I finished Lord Of The Rings book last week. I wanted to read it since the first movie of the series – The Fellowship of the Ring was released ( that was 6 years back ) . I finally got the time and chance to read it. And I loved it. This is one of the finest books I have ever read. The other ones were The Fountainhead, The Alchemist and The Kite Runner. I wanted to write an elaborate review of this book. Many were left in draft, and then deleted. Words deceived me to elaborate the grandeur of this book. I then realized my review will not do…