My home country celebrated its "independence" on Monday and my naturalized country celebrated its independence yesterday. I heard fireworks - thankfully for not too long, as they were later drowned out by the humming of the ceiling fan and the overwhelming power of drowsiness - but I did not see any. Thankfully again, neither I … Continue reading A week of independence
So, I usually don't do film reviews on this blog, because a) most of the films I watch are those artsy-fartsy indie films no one has ever heard of (BTW, has anyone seen Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri? I really wanna see it) and b) my film reviews aren't actual film reviews in that I … Continue reading Dangerous stereotypes couched under song and dance – a film review of “Padmaavat”
Upon the discussion of a book that a friend and I disagreed on (I liked it; she didn't), we naturally moved onto my favourite topic of discussion: Partition. Now when I say Partition, I'm usually referring to the Partition of the Indian subcontinent. Though I must say the entire enterprise of partition is a fascinating … Continue reading Why you like what you like: Ruminations on interests and how they may have actually chosen you.
For those of you who have no affiliation to either India or Pakistan, today's significance may only be due to the fact that today is Father's Day. But for those of us who originally hail from the Indian subcontinent (don't forget, it is the Indian subcontinent ;), depending on whether your affiliation lies with Pakistan … Continue reading Why it matters that India lost