The End of Nana Sahib

It came as a shocker — a book by this name, from none other than Jules Verne!! This is going to be my next read, and the book is on the way. Who was Nana Sahib? More intriguing is — what happened to him? He disappeared in 1857 after playing a prominent role in the battles. Some said he had fled to Nepal, and there were rumours that he had escaped to Constantinople. Many people turned up claiming to be Nana Sahib. As it happens in India, no one knows for sure. And no one knows what happened on that fateful day on the ghat of the Ganga in Kanpur. I went and saw the graves of the soldiers at the All Souls Church. And spent a  harrowing 3 hrs walking around the army camp in search of that ill fated well where the British ladies and children had been dumped. I couldn’t locate it, but then exhausted I walked into...
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Brilliant Love – excites and disappoints

The 2010 British indie film ‘Brilliant Love’ is a cinematographic delight, though shot in rather restricted locales. Beginning on a starkly innocent note, the plot meanders its way into the well known themes of love, trust and betrayal. Directed by Ashley Horner and starring Nancy Trotter Landry (Noon) and Liam Browne (photographer Manchester) in sensitive yet mature roles, the film steers clear of dwelling deeper into the love relation between Noon and Manchester in the latter half. People looking for a story would be disappointed. There are two elements – the dead birds and the camera – which seem metaphorical and central to the theme, and are yet not fully utilised to add the symbolic value one looks for in indie films. Brilliant Love is just skin deep. ...
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