“She is a very beautiful girl in any case – not just physically but also as a human being,” affirms Anvita. “And it is her innate authenticity coupled with her performance and her living and breathing and becoming Bulbbul that takes her beauty to the sublime. She completely surrendered to the character. And this is true for all great actors. They own up the role.” … [Read more...] about ‘I wanted to tell a fantastical tale about real pain’: ‘Bulbbul’ director Anvita Dutt
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"The depth of their thoughts doesn't astound me -- children are way smarter than grown-ups. But not all children get to tell their stories. Not all of them have access to the Internet, to facilities, to online schooling, to socially distanced homes and neighbourhoods. … [Read more...] about ‘A Bend in Time’: Coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of children
Director Fernando González Molina keeps one interested in the darkness surrounding our hearts again with the third of the Baztan trilogy. Offering To The Storm is as involving as The Invisible Guardian. He keeps the mystery alive and peppers the town with really interesting characters. Watch this film and you’ll see many parallels between that faraway town and small towns in India. The suspense is so beautifully handled, sometimes you have to set a reminder on your phone that says, ‘Breathe!’. … [Read more...] about Best Netflix movies, shows to beat the monsoon blues this August
"The MPC was cautious with adequate concerns on the evolution of inflation trajectory while being fully supportive of growth prospects as and when inflation trajectory allows. We expect the RBI to pause in the near term with the possibility of a rate cut (if any) visible from the December policy when inflation starts to fall," said Suvodeep Rakshit, vice-president and senior economist at Kotak Institutional Equities. … [Read more...] about RBI Monetary Policy: MPC warns of elevated headline inflation in Q2 FY21
Reflecting more on this statement, it is clear now. Value investing has lost out to growth investing over the last decade. Investors preferred growth opportunities and embellished their portfolios with stocks that were able to deliver high growth, continuously. Dividends weren't a priority like earlier times; capital appreciation appeared to be the only measure, a feeling which would not be appreciated by many. Any lapse in the quarterly performance was not taken too kindly and the impact expressed immediately on the market price, as witnessed recently in stocks which were more than priced to perfection, even bordering on super valuations (E.g. Nestle, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints). Can companies continue to deliver superlative financial performance, quarter-after-quarter, forever? Definitely not possible and the streak is bound to meet a speed bump sometime in the future. … [Read more...] about Value investing: Warren Buffett course-corrects his investment style, should you?