Race 3 – It’s all about loving your family

I saw Race 3 a few days ago (I came out unscathed don’t worry). Here are some of the things that struck me about the film.
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Veere Di Wedding – A bizarre fairytale

Veere Di Wedding is not a relatable film. I’d like to meet those who thought otherwise because it seemed like a parallel universe to me. A place where everything is measured in money (people only talk in crores!), a world where the protagonists get out of luxury cars in fancy shoes with not a bit of grime on them, strut about in designer wear with perfect hair and makeup. Funny that the ‘fairy’ outfit that Kalindi (Kareena Kapoor Khan) scoffed at, was possibly best suited for this movie that is a bizzarre fairytale set in the mythical place called Veere Land. Read on to find out what makes Veere Land and its inhabitants unique. Continue reading Veere Di Wedding – A bizarre fairytale

Dil chori sadda ho gaya, oye swipe kariye, swipe kariye

Have you ever wondered how your favourite Bollywood romances would have turned out if the protagonists met first on a dating app? Well, I’ve thought about it (I really must find something better to do while commuting!) and I think I’ve cracked it! Most, if not all of them, would be tragedies rather than romances. 

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Discrimination can begin with ‘Chee! Chicken!’ at a child’s dabba

Experts believe that teachers play an important role in ensuring that children from minorities or marginalised sections are not discriminated against. Further, teachers themselves should not reinforce stereotypes and create a divide among children based on community or linguistic lines. Continue reading Discrimination can begin with ‘Chee! Chicken!’ at a child’s dabba

Eating away at India

At a time when self-worth is measured in the number of likes one gets for pictures and the number of friends and followers one has online, a lot boils down to that ‘perfect’ picture. With this comes an almost unrealistic expectation or aspiration of how one should look, which is fuelling the prevalence of eating disorders which is dismissed by many. While the prevalence of eating disorders in India is lower than that of western countries it appears to be increasing, according to experts. Continue reading Eating away at India

Dating & Marriage 101, courtesy Padmaavat: What to look for and what to run away from

There’s so much to learn from Padmaavat. Here are some of the most significant things I realised after watching this epic film. It gave me so much clarity on the kind of person I’d like to end up with and how I should lead my life. Always good when you come out of a movie having learnt something, right? Continue reading Dating & Marriage 101, courtesy Padmaavat: What to look for and what to run away from

Performing poetry and enthralling audiences: Miles Merrill, Australian slam poet in Chennai

Poetry lovers were in for a treat on the night of November 15 when the acclaimed Australian slam poet, Miles Merrill, performed at The Velveteen Rabbit in Chennai. The event which was organised by the Australian High Commission in collaboration with Stray … Continue reading Performing poetry and enthralling audiences: Miles Merrill, Australian slam poet in Chennai