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

premchand – karma and the real world

Premchand (1880-1936) is not an author most of us pick up eagerly to read. This is a fall-out from having to study him in school, as part of Hindi literature. … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 13 Comments

fashion blunders don’t go away, they just become fashionable

Dhanno and I did some frantic cleaning of my wardrobe, warm clothes, the pathetically few sarees that I have, and piles and piles of only casual clothes. Since the room … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

ramleela (2013) – of dead peacocks

This is a guest post by Dhanno. I am thinking about how the films of yesterday and that of today have any connection. There is a sudden shift in the … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 30 Comments

phata poster nikhla hero (2013) – twinkle, twinkle, little star

These days when Dhanno summons us to spend some time with her, we go, even if it means driving back from Bandra after 3 hours with the CA and dreadful … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 8 Comments

i love you, there i said it

“The children show their love in strange ways”, I said to Dhanno. “They will run up excitedly and say ‘pranaam’ and then run off again. It’s not as if they … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 15 Comments

english vinglish (2012) – the unstoppable woman

Dhanno and I saw ‘English Vinglish’ (directed by Gauri Shinde) at a trial show early this week. Dhanno thought we were going to a premiere. The difference between a trial … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · 50 Comments

that’s us

Badal took this photo of Teja, Dhanno and me, just off the highway. Well, no. I just appropriated the photo, and said, “That’s us.” Dhanno said, “Which one am I?” … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 2 Comments
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