Summer Meditations on Delusion

Summer Meditations on Delusion

[addtoany]Summer is when time slows and there are comings and goings, family reunions and outings. 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 reading:...
Sanju: Flawed and Zany, But Not a Terrorist

Sanju: Flawed and Zany, But Not a Terrorist

[addtoany]I love Sanjay Dutt. The cool Indian rockstar superstar with heart. An impossibly flawed hero who has failed many times, and repeatedly mustered up the strength to pick himself up, and face his demons. No doubt the actor has been wed to trouble all his life. Yet he...
Be Selfish and Allow Us to Watch Race 3 For You

Be Selfish and Allow Us to Watch Race 3 For You

[addtoany]Woo hoo, and Salman Khan is back in his full glory, with Race 3, sleepwalking, loaded with laid back charm for his loyal fans. Fighting without purpose, charming the women, sticking up for his family, supporting the bro, smirking and frowning his way through. Can we...
What Would Manto Say? wonders Nandita Das

What Would Manto Say? wonders Nandita Das

[addtoany]She quietly defied molds with expert performances in Fire (1996), Earth (1998), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Azhagi (2002), Kamli (2006), Before The Rains (2007) and Ramchand Pakistani (2008). Her directorial debut Firaaq (2008),  which she co-wrote with Shuchi...
Fall: International Acclaim for Indian American Film

Fall: International Acclaim for Indian American Film

[addtoany]Proving their mettle and showcasing the vibrant talent across boundaries, Indian American filmmakers are now creating a space of their own, gaining acclaim and recognition from different international film festivals across the world. Fall (2018), a short film by Vigil...