Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Delhi -II

Watched Iqbal yesterdy and couldnt agree with Uma's review more - cheesy, but pulled all the right strings and I wanted to cheer all the way through. And loved the bit where Naseeruddin Shah locates dil in his head and dimaag in his heart, that whole reason/emotion thing that I have never quite agreed with. And couldn't help thinking of Billy Elliot - boy from the back of beyond bursting with ambition, triumphs against all odds, not very supportive father who eventually comes around - universal themes, different idioms.

Went for dinner to the home of a friend from law school who lives in one of these amazing commune-like setups. Met lots of people from law school and their friends - including one very inspiring activist from Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan (MKSS) who was hugely excited about the public employment guarantee that MKSS in association with scores of other organisations and movements has helped pushed through into law. Her enthusiasm was infectious and I am now determined to meet the legendary Aruna Roy.

oh yeah, i thought of billy elliot too - loved that film..
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