The Indian film industry is the second largest in the world producing about
300 movies a year. Not more than 5 or six movies hit the box office. One wonders
why people keep on investing in an apparently money losing business.
One of the most spectacular episodes of the intense revolt against the British Raj was the uprising of the sailors of the British Indian Navy in 1946. On February 18 of that year the sailors and shipmen of the British Indian Navy battleship HMS "Talwaar" went on strike. They invited the masses of Bombay to join in the struggle they had started. As a result, anti- British imperialist sentiments started to spread like wildfire throughout the region.
As the scorching summer heat begins to recede, the lengthening shadows and
falling leaves announce the onset of another autumn. After blistering Asian
summers the autumn monsoons tend to bring some relief. Yet this year there is no
respite for the oppressed and the deprived of the region.