banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

this could only mean that you are totally vella

Who are the people at Juhu beach on a Thursday noon? 1. Couples. Mostly young. Young couples find the time to go everywhere. 2. Still photographers. Holding up open albums … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

apna desh (1972) – of the poor junta and golden hats

Watching Mumtaz dance on her knees, not once, but in several moves, squatting and then moving up effortlessly, I think how strong she must be. And then again, in the … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Once (2006) – trusting smart

A friend recently wrote this on FB, in the context of an interview about her book, ‘Trust Me’ – “About trust, I feel that when in doubt, it’s important to … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

shareef badmaash (1973) – a film that inspires 2 posts

I wrote about ‘Shareef Badmaash’ today, then remembered that I had written about it before. It was almost exactly 3 years ago. I had pretty much the same things to … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

indian birthdays defy calculation

As I slide gently, inexorably towards five-zero, my conversations, more and more, seem to take on a note of pontification. We could be talking about a movie, a dress, a … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 22 Comments

that’s a little bit about me – at ftii people

So, I have finally done one of those ‘Stardust’ like interviews, all about me. Please go read at FTII People. http://www.ftiipeople.com/?p=1122   And me, with a ‘Stardust’ worthy hat. :)

May 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

message from an absent husband and other such things

During the rehearsal, the videographer locks his camera into my face and goes off for a chat. I squirm in my seat, trying hard not to make faces at my … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 35 Comments
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