The undying permanence of dates
In a childish attempt to rectify my previous reticence in matters of sentimentality, I now compose emotional outpourings of appreciation to those who matter to me.
Movie review: Bulbbul says boo
Clean Slate Films and Anushka Sharma seek to spook us again with this brand new production of theirs called 'Bulbbul', after 'Pari, Phillauri' and the ghost-less but more chilling 'Paatal Lok'.
Bollywood ready for retake?
Cinema keeps its make-up on round the clock on its 70 MM face. Like any other commercial sector, it has its ups and downs. Money woes, psychological damage, exploitation and inequalities of all kinds – the glitz and glamour are no insurance against human factors.
What’s Gilbert Grape eating?
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape attained cult status immediately upon release. In the current scenario of needless sequels and indefinite number of seasons, we could idly wonder what happened next.
The brief wondrous life of us all
The boundaries between ‘us’ and ‘them’, ‘me’ and ‘you’ are blurry. It is our personal capacity to contribute to the current crisis that is vital.
Someone do the costing
These are somber times, yes, but also a period to set the frivolous and the fancy apart from bare necessities.
Us old married folks
In sunset years one appreciates being around a familiar face, someone who knows you from scratch.
Making it alive through lockdowns
In close quarters frequent meeting of the eyes can lead to imaginary duels. Wearing dark glasses at home may help.
Tracking locker-room chats
'Toxic masculinity’ is not some exotic faraway term coined by a feminist who got out of the wrong side of her bed, it is a contemporary reality for most women.
Rishi and Irrfan - losing the loves of our lives
To female moviegoers, these two represented two ends of the male arc. The man you covet and the man you end up with.
The pandemic blues: Let’s think of the worst…
Along with the general helplessness one feels in the face of the pandemic, there are individual hardships that define the darkness. Living under the threat of a 24/7 infection with no known remedy opens one up to infinite possibilities of personal woe.
Passion and the pandemic
The climbing casualties of COVID-19 bring into sharp focus our innate fear of loneliness.
To sleep, perchance to dream
At this rate, and at the rapid speed with which the economy is nose-diving, a tax may just be levied on dreaming. This is the only activity that has seen increased productivity in recent times.
Life in the time of coronavirus: The blame game
Someone stole our world when we were sleeping and now we have woken up to a different ecosystem.
Coronavirus impact: Too much family
In these coronavirus times, with an apocalypse feel in the air, family members who were living in different corners of the world are now trapped under one roof.
Coronavirus and self-isolation: So, what are we going to do all day?
With coronavirus upon us and a new game called ‘self-isolate’ all the rage, that expected buzz from solitude has gone missing.
No more hags, bags and nags — setting the sexist seesaw right
After four years of research, the Oxford English Dictionary decided to take steps to correct the imbalance between man and woman by weeding out those words that perpetuate sexist stereotypes.