I only went for the popcorn. And as far as that was concerned, it was a good evening. The movie, however, was an altogether different story. Based on everything I’d read/heard, I knew that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ would likely … Continue reading The Larger Implications of Films like ‘Padmaavat’
This illustrated essay that I’ve created focusses on the pressing issue of sexual harassment in India. Read the first page here and then head to the Indian Cultural Forum Continue reading “My Illustrated Essay for the Indian Cultural Forum”
I spent a good chunk of September back home in Chennai, India, which partly explains why I haven’t added anything to this space for over a month. Back when I used to live in Chennai, my friends and I regularly whined … Continue reading Of Cinema, Literature & the National Anthem
[Delhi Diaries. October 2012.] Three months since I moved to Delhi and started my first full-time job. I have things on my mind, a lot of them possibly nonsensical : 1. A (surprisingly painless) first – I got a tattoo! 2. I’m tired … Continue reading A List of Things
[Chennai Diaries. December 2012.] I’m all about change; I thrive on it. I’ve grown up all across the country, moving every two years, attending six different schools. It’s an adventure, and it beats doing the same-thing-every-other-day-for-the-rest-of-my-life. Except at times like … Continue reading Going Backwards
Chennai, India. 1998. The family crowds around the scrumptious feast on the living room floor. It is June; outside, the sun shines down upon the city of Madras unforgivingly. Crows screech, dogs nap in the shade, and over-ripe mangoes hang … Continue reading Mangoes, Overripe.