Summer Meditations on Delusion

Summer Meditations on Delusion

Summer is when time slows and there are comings and goings, family reunions, outings and long days. It seems that the days are longer, and there is more time, to read, and to just be. This might be a delusion, but for one, I was able to make some headway in my summer...
Looking for A Suitable Girl?

Looking for A Suitable Girl?

How to explain the arranged marriage to non-Indians? How to explain that it coexists in India with modernization and call centers and that women who have the agency to study for an MBA and work full-time also fully participate in the arrangement of their own marriage?...
The Parting: Remembering 1947

The Parting: Remembering 1947

I noticed my mother had started to cry softly when we went to see Gurinder Chadha’s Partition era film The Viceroy’s House (2017). “Always, there is violence against women’s bodies,” she said, as if trying to make sense of the senseless. A line from the poetry of...
Love and Shukla: a Worthwhile Ride

Love and Shukla: a Worthwhile Ride

Love and Shukla (2017) Directed by: Siddhartha Jatla. Written and Produced by: Siddartha Jatla and Amanda Mooney. Music by: Karl Heortweard. Players: Saharsh Kumar Shukla, Taneea Rajawat, Hima Singh, Aparna Upadhyay and Loknath Tiwari. In a scene in Love and Shukla,...