Posts Tagged ‘India’

The concept of destiny irks me; that way, I buy into Dostoevsky’s morbid world view. But Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Millions) has intricately woven magic realism into a modern day fable about survival and love; a film set at the center of India’s commercial hub. Reaction to this film has been intriguing. Critics seem […]


There’s a series of brilliant articles on CNN IBN about being gay in India. Coming out, not a gay and glad experience Gay and Indian Law and Behold Six part video Just so you know, the Indian equivalent of Proposition 8 in America is Section 377.


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27Jul08

“The land of Mahatma Gandhi has been bloodied by terrorists whom we shall not spare; Terrorists are waging a war against India. We should be prepared for a long battle against terrorism.” – Narendra Modi in response to the recent Bangalore and Ahmedabad blasts


There is only so much bullshit you can take on any given day. The faculty at St Stephens, Delhi is apparently conducting a boycott (although the brother was still rushing to class when I last checked) in an attempt to protest againts the ludicrous move by the college to enforce a quota for Christians in […]


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04Mar08

I’ve come a long way from thinking of sports as an overrated exhibition of suppressed animal instincts and misplaced male bravura. Over the last few days, it has dawned on me that yours truly is no less capable of mouthing curses or screaming jubilations during the course of a 100 overs. I may have just […]


This Valentine’s Day, the Law Commission of India is thinking of all you hormonal, barely out of school, socially challenged 18 year old boys. As if board exams and sparse facial hair weren’t problems enough, the government of India may very well grant you the right to finally propose to that girl you’ve had your […]


I love the way this country smells. I’ll never forget it. It’s kind of spicy. Wes Anderson, in many interviews has stated that this film was intended as an homage to Satyajit Ray (and even inspired by Jean Renoir) and that’s exactly what hits you from the first frame; a poignant, stylized and funny opening […]



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