Indian Cinema and the Academy Awards

One of my students asked me to discuss this topic in class, and I assume it came from the then relevant Bollywood controversy centring the ace music director AR Rahman. The loved musician, commonly known for his dignified and calm demeanour, ended up tweeting against the Bollywood lobby that has been trying to defame him,... Continue Reading →

Breaking down heartbreaks

A lot of heartbreaks account to one thing if the whole experience is broken down – mental projections of the person who apparently broke our heart. Most times, objective understanding of a situation reveals that the person in question was never deserving of the pedestal we placed them upon. Neither did they equivocally ask for... Continue Reading →

The Kissing Booth

This is not a review, but just an experience of watching both parts of this widely popular teenage rom-com. For someone who is rather critical of films owing to my area of work, I sure watch a lot of movies and series from this genre without being critical of them whatsoever, because movies like The... Continue Reading →

The pickle

The ones we hope would let us go Never do at all And the ones we wish would get as close Hardly even make a move. Why are human relations such pickle Where we end up choosing ones that don’t reciprocate And leave the ones offering the world heartbroken As well as shatter our hearts... Continue Reading →

The omnipresent alter ego

I wonder how many of us have a whole other world created within our minds that we resort to whenever our realties become not as favourable as we’d like. I often read social media posts about how a lot of people hoard their minds with fictional characters that are perfect in their worlds within the... Continue Reading →

Defining ambition with proximity

For a lot of youngsters hailing from rural India, ambition gets defined with the distance that they have to travel in order to fulfil it. Moving to urban areas has been, for a long time, an underlying requisite catering to the phenomenon of fulfilment of ambitions. And in a lot of ways, it still is.... Continue Reading →

The insignificant mind controllers

At 25, a whole new set of dynamics of life begin unfolding and it is a consistent struggle to keep up with the world – at least for me. For someone mesmerized by and very conscious of human psyche and behaviour, it is a much bigger challenge to be keeping oneself convinced that things have... Continue Reading →

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