When Sepp Blatter, the current FIFA president, described India as a “sleeping giant” of football, he may not have been much off the mark. Indian football, with its rich history, has been always under-represented and ended up playing second fiddle to the legitimate First Lady aka cricket.
STATUTORY WARNING: This is a rant – there is a good chance that none of what is said below will make sense. You enter at your own risk. One of the many strange habits I have (like I-hate-talking-over-the-phone thing) is that I rarely watch TV. Of course, this might be due to the fact that most… Continue reading Rant! – Desi Kalakaar??
Jayalalitha’s conviction in the 16 year-old disproportionate assets case has been celebrated as a triumph of justice by her detractors and the aam aadmis of our country. The high profile case which was moved to Bangalore in 2001 and saw 4 judges come and go was ridden with drama and would be remembered for its… Continue reading The Amma Show
Bollywood Bandwagon truly lived up to its promise of being a “hilarious comedy”. I had always assumed that puppetry involves a lot of strings being pulled (that sounds a bit shady, doesn’t it?) and a lot of hectic scene changes – well I was true about the second. How they managed to put up a extraordinarily entertaining 75 mins of full-fledged bollywood movie with multiple camera angles, background changes and a satirical storyline between just 5 crew members beats me! One of the puppeteers, portraying the item girl ‘Maya’ stole my heart with her pink wig and her rib-tickling take on a classic Bollywood item song!
Kathak is the major classical dance form of northern India derived from the dance dramas of ancient India. The word kathak means “to tell a story” and the dance is famous for its graceful pirouettes, expressiveness and striking costumes.
As often is the case, I found The Painter of Shanghai by pure chance. I had lent my library card to my roommate because she was utterly bored and wanted to walk it off and had no place to go except the nearby library. So off she went and when she came back, she had this book clutched… Continue reading THE PAINTER OF SHANGHAI
The Open Couple revolves around the life of Antonia (Vaishali Bisht) when her husband, referred to as ‘The Man’ (Anuj Gurwara) decides that he is bored of their normal married life and proposes that they be in an open relationship.
It was only the last evening while talking to a friend on phone that it dawned on me that I’ve been away from home for nearly 6 months now. Which, of course, in the larger scheme of things is kinda like a drop of water in the ocean. It’s just that I absolutely loved these… Continue reading The new-found freedom
It was killing her. Literally killing her. She didn’t know where it was coming from, this fist that was squeezing her chest. This burning in her eyes…oh the burning…if only she could put it off with a flood of tears. But she couldn’t. That she was sure of. It had never been in her to… Continue reading Could’ve..
You know how sometimes you pick up a book with the hope of achieving nothing but a lightness of mind, sort of like a distraction from all that is going on around you? That is the reason why I started reading Persepolis. It had been introduced to me by a friend and though I found… Continue reading PERSEPOLIS – MARJANE SATRAPI