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

of hamlet, monet and home

Watching ‘Hamlet’ on National Theatre Live at NCPA last evening. The Paris attacks that morning. Watching ‘Hamlet’. Feeling humbled, that we could be watching something written 400 years ago, that … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · 9 Comments

prem ratan dhan payo – or indulge, it’s festival time

Why did the old Maharaja build a palace of glass? Because he believes in love. He has 2 families, his weakness, snigger, snigger, but so what? He wishes all of … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 9 Comments

shaandaar (2015) or how films are made in la la land

One Liner – Boy sees girl. Likes her. She likes him. And …? What? They like each other. Bas. Synopsis – Boy sees girl. Likes her. She likes him. And … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 7 Comments

the walk (2015) and burger dunkin

So I come out of ‘The Walk’ (Robert Zemeckis, 2015) and I am stepping gingerly, for if there is one thing I do not trust in the world it is … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 8 Comments

chashme buddoor, old and new – or does God really have the time?

Of course, we all talk in our heads to the people who have made us angry. We are angrier still when we were not able to make those ready retorts … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 15 Comments

the rabbit hole is unavoidable, it seems

Sometimes I go down the rabbit hole, and I meet peoples, like the Mad Hatter or some such, people I don’t really know anything about, I know there is a … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

jacks and jills push their way to the top

In the few seconds between the plane landing and my eyes opening, my neighbor looms over me, getting into a question mark pose, to get at his laptop bag from … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 16 Comments

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