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Daily Archives: February 7, 2016

Cinema || Bajirao Mastani (Bollywood at its best)

Celluloid storytelling of epic proportions, both in terms of grandeur of subject and lavish nature of productions,  is a hallmark of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, adored in the annals of Bollywood history as the maker of the sublime ‘Khamoshi’, the extravagant tragedy ‘Devdas’ and the

Cinema || I kissed a girl (Queer Inversions)

Simple inversions often present a perspective that, in spite of retaining their inherent capacity to disturb the general notion of affairs, does not fail to generate a ‘general’ sense of novelty when presented in a pink little package for the very first time. A deferred

Memoir || Of Classics and the Neo-litterateur

One of the many advantages of having an English major for a mother was the introduction of classic literature at an age when most toddlers confuse their fairytales or stumble on their names. Besides, the Victorian manor I was lucky to grow up in had

Opinion || Live from New Yawk

Jeb Bush’s campaign ad’s overarching accusation, though is that Mr. Trump is from New York. Within the span of one minute and 21 seconds we are reminded of where he comes from three times, his provenance presumably his greatest sin. The next time someone asks

Book || Death of Ethics in ‘Brave New World’

The year was 1932 and Aldous Huxley, a British writer, released a futuristic novel entitled Brave New World. In it he describes a dictatorship that maintains supreme control over society through sinister means involving genetic and pharmaceutical manipulation. Coined a “satirical novel,” of which Huxley

Feature || Television 2.0

Back in the equatorial timeframe of the previous century, the mode of popular, private entertainment that began to eat its way into the pantheon of leisurely visual pleasure had been a little thing called ‘television’. The ills and ails of the medium has been a

Opinion || The Many Voices of Intolerance

“Opinion” and “Truth” – the coexistence of these two words in the same vocabulary largely implies the multiplicity of perceptions that form the backbones on which to rest what we generally come to term as the ‘truth’ – often tipping the real thing to the