Monday, March 08, 2004

Replaced this almost two-year-old ‘thumbnail sketch’ in the Participants section:

Clement Pananchikal is a madman who thinks he is Clement Pananchikal. A native of Kochi in the south Indian state of Kerala, he is presently bored with his government job in Pune. A literature student in awe of Shakespeare, he shares with Hamlet a terminal inability to make up his mind. At various times in the quarter century that his life has spanned, he has been a brooding, sin-wracked Catholic; a raging atheist; and an indifferent agnostic. He also happens to have a weakness for Bob Dylan's gobbledegook and the Beatles' musical odysseys. Clement fancies himself a film buff because he knows the difference between Erich von Stroheim and Josef von Sternberg. His all-time favourite films include 8 1/2, The Godfather, The Godfather II, The Grapes of Wrath, It's a Wonderful Life, The Mission, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Platoon, Ran, The Sacrifice, Schindler's List and Throne of Blood.

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