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Shyam Madhavan Sarada
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Shyam Madhavan Sarada. Writer. Illustrator. Art Director. Photographer. Filmmaker.
Shyam Madhavan Sarada. Writer. Illustrator. Art Director. Photographer. Filmmaker.

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Gravity has taken a beating on Space-Station Booyakasha! Check out my spotting activity book for little ones, over at Storyweaver. Free to read, download, share! Pass it along, willya?
#greystroke   #prathambooks  

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BEST GAME EVVAAA!
A really fast one too, pun unintended.
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ONE OF THOSE THINGS...
You know, every once in a while, while trawling the deep philosophical waters of the great Interwebs, you snare one of those deep thoughts that keep you awake at night. Or not. But if you did think of it... dayum, it's true!
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NOW HERE'S A F**KING LEGEND RIGHT HERE!
There's a movie in there somewhere. "One tortoise..." I can hear that trailer voice.
#wtf

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WHY NOT?
There's no other way I could react to this. As seen on Imgur, of course. That place where the internet's underbelly is. SMH.
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THAT'S ME
Every time that Google Lady gives me directions. North, then East? You mean ahead, then right? Right? Right? *@#£&!
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AND NOW THIS
Just the sort of hard-hitting life lesson that you don't need on a Tuesday. Damn you, Fiddy! Stegosaurus. But you don't care. Sigh.
#dontblameme
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AH, BEETHOVEN
So, here's Moonlight Sonata, Movement 3. Viewer discretion advised. For reasons you'll find out as soon as you press play :-)

#dontblameme  

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WHILE YOU WEREN'T LOOKING
While the 2016 Academy Awards will be remembered most famously for Leonardo Dicaprio's first win after six nominations, I will remember it also for another person who was nominated six times, and finally won this year — ladies and gentlemen, Maestro Ennio Morricone!

Growing up humming the classic theme from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966) that is iconic of cowboy westerns as a genre, or listening to the haunting Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission (Roland Joffé, 1986), and of course, watching my all-time-favourite-movie Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1989) every chance I can get, Ennio Morricone has contributed to the soundtrack of my life and continues to do so... The Untouchables, The Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and now The Hateful Eight, for which he won the Oscar.

My list-of-three doesn't even scratch the surface of his body of work which spans more than 300 films, not to mention other work. It was only meant to start your (and my own!) journey of rediscovering the genius of Maestro Morricone. Join me in celebrating yet another cinema great as I leave you with a favourite scene of mine from The Mission, where Father Gabriel plays his oboe to make contact with the natives, so that he can begin his missionary work in the New World.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001553/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAoT2ktM2H0

#oscars2016 #enniomorricone

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BECAUSE, LEO
What's Eating Gilbert Grape was the only movie I needed to see to know that Leonardo DiCaprio would go on to become one of the best actors in the world. Watching him do what he did in the movie was nothing short of spellbinding — we're almost the same age, and I too, wanted to be in the movies at the time. That was in 1993 and just after This Boy's Life.

The only movie I haven't seen of his, though, still remains Titanic. I know... but I just can't sit through it. And believe me, I've tried at least 5 times, over the years. Someday.... But for now, here's me joining in celebrating his much-deserved Oscar win! Love you, Leo. Keep going!

http://on.today.com/1PmyacV

#oscars2016   #leonardodicaprio  
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