watchings of idle hours #9 : lure of mountains

Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty. - Mountain (2017) My fascination for mountains goes back to my child hood days. I was born in a village flanked …

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watchings of idle hours #3 : books vs. movie adaptations

There would be, perhaps, half a dozen movies for which I must have read the original book either after or before I saw the movie. Of course, unlike the Hollywood ones the Bollywood productions have been disappointing. Gone with the Wind In case of Gone with the Wind, first I saw the movie, for the …

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watchings of idle hours #2: leadership lessons from a pow movie

Lessons from the Movie - The Bridge on the River Kwai It was only accidentally that I got to watch the movie. In a friend's  house once I came across dozens of movie CDs gathering dust. I asked him whether I could borrow those and see if those contain anything worth watching. On a listless …

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