Favourite Book Or Film.

This week’s LBC topic comes from Maria who as I write this is and when it will get published will still be in her beloved Ireland winding up her visit.  She should get back to bring in the new year at her home in Lucknow and I hope that 2016 will see her back to blogging for the LBC.

Rather than write on book or film let me write about both.  And, as a bonus mention two films, one in Hindi and one in English.

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My favourite book, one that I keep going back to again and again for reference as well as to refresh my memory is the Bhagwat Geetha.  Does that surprise any of my readers?

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My all time favourite film that I can see again and again is Guide.  I first saw it in Ahmedabad in 1965.  There was little else to do in that town those days and the theater oddly enough called the Relief Cinema was the only air conditioned one in town.   I saw the film seven times while it still ran there, I think for more than a hundred days if my memory serves me right.

I saw it again a number of times on reruns at morning or matinee shows as well as on the Television.

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It is more difficult to choose an English film but I would plunk for The Magnificent Seven.  I have simply lost count of the number of times that I have seen it and would still see it if it was shown on TV or even at special screenings.  I used to own a VCTape of it and will now investigate if I can get a DVD to keep for posterity.

And to conclude this post on this glorious day of the 25th of December 2015, I wish all my readers a Merry Christmas.  Mine started being one since yesterday afternoon with the arrival of my sister, her son and his family.  I hasten to add this last paragraph before I run away to be with them for the rest of the day.

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12 Responses to Favourite Book Or Film.

  1. I wouldn’t say the Bhagavad Gita was my favorite book, but as I’ve said before, I was heavily influenced by it in high school. That’s where I got my “Play your part well and let go of the results.” Given all the uncertainties in life, it was the only philosophy that made sense to me.

    I’m glad you’re having a great time with your family. Merry Christmas to you all!
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    • That is one of the many gems from the BG. Visiting family have all gone and I went up to Vashi to meet up with my cousin and his wife. I also met up with a couple of my fellow alumni over tea yesterday and that was quite interesting too.

  2. Cathy in NZ says:

    I’m relaxing today…I was supposed to be going out with a male friend, but he decided that the combination of Boxing Day sales and what looks like extremely hot weather was not a great idea…it is hot but there is a gentle breeze. I did wander over to the Mall, the carpark is full – I met another of male friends and his family – picking up a few extra bits…

  3. Dun-Na-Sead says:

    The battle without, the battle within. Or, to quote my Dad, “Life is a bitch, and then you die. Live it right, though, you die happy.” Nice blog. Merry Christmas, Ramana. And to your family.
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  4. tammy j says:

    it’s cold and rainy here today… and i’m all cozy inside the wren house.
    i always thought the music of the magnificent seven was magnificent!
    i’m glad you’re enjoying family at this holiday time rummy! xo

  5. shackman says:

    The Magnificent Seven is a great choice!

  6. Maxi says:

    Bhagavad Gita and Guide are unknown to me, yet I have seen The Magnificent Seven. It was very popular here in the States. Hope you had a great time with the family.
    blessings ~ maxi

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