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Manisha Lakhe

Manisha Lakhe Is A Poet, Film Critic, Traveller, Founder Of Caferati — An Online Writer’s Forum, Hosts Mumbai’s Oldest Open Mic, And Teaches Advertising, Films And Communication.

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In this lockdown, we’re writing our collective futures by understanding our past

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In this lockdown, we’re writing our collective futures by understanding our past

The current state of play in most countries is disbelief in leaders. If only they would come out and say that we don’t understand this virus, so everyone needs to pitch in and help.

Homemade Review: These 17 short films around COVID-19 isolation should be on your watchlist this weekend

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Homemade Review: These 17 short films around COVID-19 isolation should be on your watchlist this weekend

These films are shot on camera phones by world-famous directors who are as isolated as you and I during this pandemic.

Ending Pride Month in lockdown with Hannah Gadsby — there’s so much of her in us

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Ending Pride Month in lockdown with Hannah Gadsby — there’s so much of her in us

Her comedy will make you want to look up art appreciation courses online, and you want to travel right back to Florence and examine the Renaissance masters because Hannah Gadsby showed you how to look at them with fresh eyes.

A bully's world: Why ‘Miss you, Sushant’ messages from Bollywood’s who’s who seem hollow

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A bully's world: Why ‘Miss you, Sushant’ messages from Bollywood’s who’s who seem hollow

Bollywood has always suffered the tantrums of the A Listers and put down someone who had humble beginnings.

Gulabo Sitabo review: A lovely little film by Shoojit Sircar

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Gulabo Sitabo review: A lovely little film by Shoojit Sircar

Gulabo Sitabo released on Amazon Prime Video on June 12. Here's a review.

Paatal Lok: A treasure trove of relationships

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Paatal Lok: A treasure trove of relationships

Paatal Lok Review: The show explores relationships without getting weepy or drunk. Of course, since the lockdown, we've all been reflecting on our relationships, eh?

Waiting out COVID-19 lockdown with shows of all flavours

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Waiting out COVID-19 lockdown with shows of all flavours

Here are a few TV shows that will help you beat the coronavirus lockdown boredom.

Reviewing India-related content: Never Have I Ever… seen so many cliches in one show

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Reviewing India-related content: Never Have I Ever… seen so many cliches in one show

Was this a difficult watch? You bet your masala dosa it was! Even though each of the episodes was 20-30 minutes long, it felt like an eternity.

What to watch: These shows will help us re-evaluate our lives during the pandemic

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What to watch: These shows will help us re-evaluate our lives during the pandemic

As we look at receiving better news about the pandemic, we must stay put and hold on to what enriches us.

How to be a couch warrior in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic

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How to be a couch warrior in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic

The biggest challenge of this lockdown perhaps is to be able to sit down and do nothing. Here’s help when you want to wind down.

What to watch this weekend: Enemies before coronavirus and how we brought them down

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What to watch this weekend: Enemies before coronavirus and how we brought them down

When we are raging inside about an enemy that can only be fought by staying indoors and social distancing, it would do well to remind you of wars in real life and stories of great courage you will hear from all corners of the world.

RIP Rishi Kapoor: Romance is dead

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RIP Rishi Kapoor: Romance is dead

Famed for his romantic roles, Rishi Kapoor’s second innings as an actor was even more amazing than his first.

Irrfan Khan: An actor with the most eloquent eyes

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Irrfan Khan: An actor with the most eloquent eyes

They say acting is a matter of pauses. And with Irrfan it was what his eyes did during those pauses.

Shows to binge-watch during lockdown: April ends with a search for identity, hope and laughter

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Shows to binge-watch during lockdown: April ends with a search for identity, hope and laughter

India has been under the coronavirus lockdown since March 14, and when you are about to give in to cabin fever, here are some TV shows to binge-watch to lift your spirits.

Make the most of COVID-19 lockdown extension, Fauda Season Three is here

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Make the most of COVID-19 lockdown extension, Fauda Season Three is here

I have the patience of a gadfly when it comes to watching season after season of shows.

What to watch this weekend? Laugh in the face of a lockdown with The Death of Stalin

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What to watch this weekend? Laugh in the face of a lockdown with The Death of Stalin

If you ever wondered how the impossible it is to use ‘funny’ and ‘totalitarianism’ in one sentence, you would need to see this film.

Rock the isolation: With everything from Amadeus to Hip-Hop

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Rock the isolation: With everything from Amadeus to Hip-Hop

In times such as these when you will need to take comfort in music and movies, make the best use of your subscription to Netflix.

Restless during the lockdown? Get inspired by the likes of Senna and Schumacher

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Restless during the lockdown? Get inspired by the likes of Senna and Schumacher

As in life, Formula One is also about people judging you by your last performance. It’s a very lonely occupation.

Coronavirus pandemic | How to travel the world when you’re homebound

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Coronavirus pandemic | How to travel the world when you’re homebound

Both Netflix and Amazon Prime are making your forced homestay more interesting.

It’s Einstein’s birthday, and we’re time travelling this weekend

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It’s Einstein’s birthday, and we’re time travelling this weekend

While the world is still trying to understand all that Einstein has written and theorised, here are some movies to watch during his birthday weekend.

Watch out world; women are changing the rules

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Watch out world; women are changing the rules

It is time to get angry at the injustice this world is dishing out to us, discover that we do have superpowers that can bring about a change to our world.

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