Monday, July 26, 2010

Shakespeare told and retold

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, in association with The British Council and Bangalore Film Society presents Shakespeare told and retold (Film festival of Shakespeare's films) from 24th July to 18th September, 2010

(National Gallery of Modern Art, Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru – 560 052, Tel: 91-080-2234 2338, Tele Fax: 91-080-22201027, Email:

24July Saturday 3pm
Macbeth, 146 min
Directed by Jack Gold

25July Sunday 11.30am
Serbian Lady Macbeth, 93 min
Directed by Andrzej Wajda

31July Saturday 3pm
Throne of Blood,110 min
Directed by Kurosawa

1August Sunday 11.30am
As You Like It, 150 min
Directed by Basil Coleman

7August Saturday 3pm
Romeo and Juliet, 168 min
Directed by Alvin Rakoff

8August Sunday 11.30am
Romeo Juliet and Darkness, 92 min
Directed by Jiri Weiss

21August Saturday 3pm
Othello, 205 min
Directed by Jonathan Miller

22August Sunday 11.30am
Othello, 91 min
Directed by Orson Welles

29August Sunday 11.30am
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 116 min
Directed by Elijah Moshinsky

4September Saturday 3pm
Hamlet, 212 min
Directed by Rodney Bennet

5September Sunday 11.30am
Hamlet Does Business, 86 min
Directed by Aki Kaurismaki

12September Sunday 11.30am
Rosencratz & Guildenstern are Dead, 117 min
Directed by Tom Stoppard

Friday, July 16, 2010

Symbol for Indian Rupee

I do not like this symbol. It lacks creativity, representativeness, and innovation. Please do not ask me to design one with all and more qualities. Congrats, Udaya Kumar. He has designed this, and played a nice joke unwittingly.

Like many other ugly things, I know I have to use this too irrespective of what I feel. Who cares, anyway? How does it matter when the reality shows a heavy skew in development, distribution, management, allocation, sharing, standard of life across the country.