Kamla's Blog posts on ‘ Books, Movies, Music, Televison’

By • May 31st, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Film, Film Notes, Hollywood Films

“Maleficient” is is an old story with a new twist that worked for me. When I went in to see the film I was unsure what to expect. But, at the end of 90 odd minutes I must confess I quite enjoyed watching the film. Reimagine hearing the story of  ”Sleeping Beauty,” from the perspective [...]



By • May 4th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Film, People, San Francisco

It is that time of year again. ‘Tis the time of film festivals in San Francisco bay area.  This is the 19th year of the  San Francisco Silent Film Festival (May 29-June 4, 2014) that features 17 silent films along with some short films. And don’t forget most of the silent films will have live music [...]



By • Apr 30th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Bollywood, silicon valley

Actor/director Mathew Modine starred as “Joker” in Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film “Full Metal Jacket.” What was it like to work with Kubrick and rest of the cast in the making of this film? Remember the drill instructor?  Ever wondered what it was like to work with the drill instructor on the sets of the film? [...]



By • Apr 29th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, India

  “The biggest elections in the world” is taking part in India points out John Oliver in “Last Week Tonight.” his new show that debuted this past Sunday on HBO.What was interesting is Oliver spent nearly 9 minutes talking about the great Indian elections. In less than 9 minutes Oliver provides a brilliant and incisive analysis [...]



By • Apr 16th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Festivals & Events, India, Life, San Francisco

Yoga. Ever wondered how yoga evolved over hundreds of years in India? What? You thought yoga is a new, modern phenomenon? Well, it is in a sense, but there is also a long history of how yoga evolved over  2,00 years in India. There is more than “asanas” and “poses” to the history of yoga, [...]



By • Mar 9th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Film Notes, Hollywood Films, People

Wes Anderson’s films tend to be whimsical, quirky and rich with details that demands your total attention. If your eyes stray even for a second you may miss an important detail. These were the thoughts that  popped into my head as I sat down to watch a preview of the film in San Francisco. I [...]



By • Mar 6th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Electronic gadgets, Ideas, silicon valley, Technology, Video

Shoe phone. Yes, you read that right. That is what the original cell phone was called when it was unveiled on April 3, 1973 in New York by Marty Cooper of Motorola. Marty and his team worked on the phone and beat the behemoth AT&T by demonstrating it first. Guess it was not a surprise [...]



By • Feb 6th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Diaspora, Living In America, People, San Francisco

San Francisco-based Dholrhythms is celebrating its 100th event of Non Stop Bhangra (NSB)  a monthly event of dance, music and fun. NSB’s big celebration is on  Saturday, Feb 8, 2014 at Public Works in San Francisco and we are giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky winner. Details at the bottom of the post. [...]



By • Feb 3rd, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Hollywood Films, New York, People

Philip Seymour Hoffman, an Oscar-winning actor and director (1967-2014) was found dead in his Manhattan apartment this morning. He reportedly died from a drug overdose. The 46 year old Hoffman had been drug free for nearly 20 years. He leaves behind his partner and 3 children. I first read news of Hoffman’s sudden death on [...]



By • Feb 1st, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Festivals & Events, Film, Hollywood Films, Ideas, San Francisco, silicon valley, YouTube Videos

In September 2012 we launched on our TV show that is broadcast in about 8 to 9 cable channels in the San Francisco bay area – all the way from North Bay (Marin & Petaluma) to the Peninsula (San Carlos, Palo Alto, Mt View) to  South Bay (Milpitas & Gilroy)  and to Davis on the [...]