Books

Women of the Year

2018. People, mostly women and about half the men, wore black to the Golden Globes in solidarity with victims of sexual assault and in protest against the predatory behaviour of those in power against the women who still have to claw their way around various industries on less pay and more unwanted attention. Feminist social… Continue reading Women of the Year

Books

Midnight’s Children

Padma - our plump Padma - is sulking magnificently. (She can't read and, like all fish-lovers, dislikes other people knowing anything she doesn't. Padma: strong, jolly, a consolation for my last days. But definitely a bitch-in-the-manger.) She attempts to cajole me from my desk: 'Eat, na, food is spoiling.' I remain stubbornly hunched over paper.… Continue reading Midnight’s Children

Books · World

Books 2017 – Pages From History

Last year I tried reading books from countries around the world - The World in Books. It made me realize how little I knew of the world; most importantly how similar our human stories were. L.P. Hartley said, "The past is like a foreign country: they do things differently there". Douglas Adams describing time travel in… Continue reading Books 2017 – Pages From History

Film

Aditi Mittal “Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say” Review

I am thirty. I am single. And I am an Indian woman. And I've realized that being thirty and single and an Indian woman is like being that Tupperware container at the back of the fridge where you're like, "Is this still good?" Aditi Mittal's standup comedy show on Netflix mostly generated interest because Amazon… Continue reading Aditi Mittal “Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say” Review

Film

Thoughts While Watching WONDER WOMAN

My friend is freaking out about us not getting to the theatre on time even though AMC famously starts the show after TWENTY WHOLE MINUTES of advertisements and trailers. Double whammy of shameless capitalism inside and outside in the popcorn queue. THIS IS WHY YOU NEED AN INTERMISSION, AMERICA! But I'm grateful for the buffer.… Continue reading Thoughts While Watching WONDER WOMAN