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About A Potpourri of Vestiges

Murtaza Ali is an independent film critic, sports writer, and content developer based out of Delhi. He is the author of the movie blog ‘A Potpourri of Vestiges’. He has been writing movie reviews at IMDb.COM for over four years. He is also associated with F1India.ORG as a content editor. Cinema is not only his passion, but also his greatest obsession. His all-time favorite movie-makers are Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Luis Bunuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Charles Chaplin, Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Satyajit Ray, Fritz Lang, Sergio Leonne, Francis Ford Cuppola, and Martin Scorsese.

A terrible personal experience that made me realize how big private hospitals trick people through their manipulative practices

Today, I had a terrible experience at the Saket City Hospital‘s Emergency facility. It being a Sunday, the hospital’s OPD facility was not available. The duty doctor at the Emergency facility tricked me into taking a very expensive Dengue Test … Continue reading

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A Potpourri of Vestiges: Haider (2014): Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s final chapter in Shakespeare trilogy

Haider is the latest offering from the renowned Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj. Co-written by Basharat Peer and Bhardwaj himself, Haider is the third and final chapter in Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare trilogy. Having already made successful adaptations of Macbeth (Maqbool, 2003) and … Continue reading

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Western Film Festival (25th – 27th September 2014) – Celebrating the World Tourism Day at American Center Auditorium

American Center, in collaboration with Cinedarbar, is organizing ‘World Tourism Day’ and ‘Western Film Festival’ from 25th -27th September 2014 at the American Center Auditorium, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001. As the name suggests, the three day … Continue reading

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A Potpourri of Vestiges: Boyhood (2014): Richard Linklater’s treatise on life and the relationships that give it its meaning

Boyhood is a 2014 American indie film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The movie stars Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, and Lorelei Linklater in pivotal roles. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and also competed … Continue reading

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Goa: The memorable trip #zestupyourlife – GUEST POST

It seldom happens that one gets an opportunity to go on a fully-paid trip to happening paradise like Goa. One such opportunity came my way very recently, courtesy of BlogAdda, wherein I was invited to be a part of first-of-its-kind experience presented by TATA Motors, on the occasion of the launch of the brand new ZEST, on the 26th and 27th of July as part of which I was was supposed to have the privilege of spending a weekend in Goa royally. Alas, a travesty of fate prevented me from joining the bandwagon which was to comprise some of the best bloggers in India, meritoriously handpicked by BlogAdda, who were to fly to Goa from the different parts of the country! But, BlogAdda did provide me with an opportunity to redeem myself by allowing me to nominate another blogger in place of me. The first name that came to my mind was that of one Shwetabh Mathur. Shwetabh has earned the reputation of not only being one of the most enthusiastic and passionate bloggers on the circuit but also for being someone with a knack for writing brilliant travelogues. Continue reading

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – Bryan Singer’s star-studded Summer Blockbuster that marks his emphatic comeback to the “X-Men” franchise

  X-Men: Days of Future Past, directed by American filmmaker Bryan Singer, is the seventh and the latest film in the X-Men movie franchise. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the X-Men are an eponymous group of … Continue reading

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Shoppal.in: The one stop shop for coupon deals and discounts

Shoppal.in was a unique and interesting coupon website experience for me. Shoppal, a venture that started out somewhere in 2013, has today emerged as a one stop location for all the discount deals and coupons that you need. It deals … Continue reading

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