Tag: Bollywood

Its not plastic, it’s unrealistic

If you are Indian you may have guessed this is about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The global face of India with poise, beauty and talent that no one actually wants to hire for the last of those qualities, globally. They tried before, of course, but…

If there was one thing in life you could do right, what would it be? ‘Lootera’ (Movie review)

What if it is also the one thing that can destroy you? Reeks of love. Yes. The kind of love a thief would feel for a princess? And the kind of love the princess feels for the thief? Yes to both. Lootera, a name…

Another unsuitable job for a woman…?

It may be because women are  more sensitive, or more prone to need extraneous approval for self esteem, but there certainly seems to be some types of work that make women prone to being depressed and suicidal. There are endless biological reasons related to…

Saqib Saleem…. what the new actors could be..

And one can only hope they will be one day. Well at least we have one. Who I wouldn’t mind being in ‘any room with’. Like his character (Avinash)  in ‘Bombay Talkies’ said about Randeep Hooda’s character ( who also I wouldn’t mind being…

Ruminating on the relationship between TV, cinema and culture

O, the glorious days of TV! As I was writing the last blog on Kunal Karan Kapoor and Indian TV, I remembered the shows on TV as I was growing up. When TV was only one, then two channels of Doordarshan. There was even…