• Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story
    Movie Review

    Anna Karenina: Vronsky’s Story (2017)

    Published in 1878, Anna Karenina is one of the well-known characters of the legendary Leo Tolstoy; Wikipedia, says it to be the greatest work of literature ever! The novel has seen numerous translations, retelling, and movies. Anna Karenina: Vronsky’s Story (2017) is the latest version, a Russian adaptation of the same by Director Karen Shakhnazarov. I liked it. The film is made available for free by the Russian Centre of Science & Culture, New Delhi on YouTube. The story starts in 1904, in China’s Manchuria region, where the Russian Army was being chased by the Imperial Japanese Army. The Russian Red Cross team takes shelter and recoup their health, one…

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    USA “resets” relationships with Russia

    My views on international politics (and in India politics) are in general formed based on issues rather than personalities or political parties. I normally refine myself from forming strong opinions on US politics  (especially between Republicans and Democrats) on their domestic issues – and of course there is enough to occupy oneself with what’s happening in our own backyard (in my case Tamil Nadu).  On the other hand I can’t be without an opinion on USA’s international policies, as the world’s only remaining super-power their policies affect every one on this planet – including every Indian in some way or other. Over the last 8 years, I was disappointed with…