It is rewarding to write - especially when when you get interesting responses. When I read my brother Bala's comment on my last post, I decided to publish it on the main page. Here it is. Thank you, Bala!
"The moment I saw your Poppycock piece, I was transported back to my second year at IIT Delhi. There were five of us who would go to practically all the English movies showing at Rivoli, Regal, Odeon and Shiela.
In 1966, along came a movie called The Poppy Is Also A Flower with an unbelievable cast: Yul Brynner, Rita Heyworth, Angie Dickinson, Jack Hawkins, E. G. Marshall, and more. The five of were excited about the cast and went for the movie.
To say the least, when the movie was over we all walked out rather disappointed. It was more like a documentary and was all about something called heroin and drug addictions.
Heroin -- we did not know anything about the drug or the drug culture. Those days of innocence!More on the movie here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Poppy_Is_Also_a_Flower "