Bollywood review – Roadside Romeo

Here’s something different – a Bollywood animated feature. Not a bad effort either. The dogs of Mumbai star in this amusing but slow film. The animation is a bit stilted but the characterization is quite good, as is the music. Perhaps they could have let their imaginations go a bit more. The baddy, Charlie Anna,…

River of smoke by Amitav Ghosh

I’ve been waiting for the sequel to the excellent Sea of Poppies for some time. What a pity it’s a shocker. Over 500 pages that read more like a history text book for year 10 students than a novel. Characters from the previous novel appear briefly early in the book, only to disappear out of…