When I came to know Ashoke Pandit has become a VIC (Very Important Censor) meri ankhen bhar aayeen
The first film to use the technique of parallel cutting, or cross-cutting, was DW Griffiths’ Birth of A Nation, made in 1915. Parallel cutting edits back and forth between two or more sets of events that occur simultaneously, in different locations, thereby showing how they impact each other, and are linked conceptually
It was quite sweet how happy some folks were when Arun Jaitley, said the other day, that the era of censorship was over, hai na?
Silence = Death, a resonant slogan from the 1990s, used by many political movements over time, encapsulates the essential nature of much political activism and protest, no matter what the political complexion
Good morning everybody. Happy New Year ji. And now that we’re done with the small talk I must ask you an important question
It seems fitting that Christmas is jostling for presence with the newly-devised Good Governance Day. I don’t make this remark in the light of the (rather improverished) debate on communalism
I’m one of those kids who did not do too well in essay writing competitions. I did not win a year’s subscription to Children’s World where my prize-winning photo with Shankar was printed with my prize winning essay on ‘Children are the Future of the Nation’ (never mind if you’re under 30, you don’t have to get every reference in the world).
When there are wars, rapes are common. The foot soldiers of conquering armies, brutalised by war, rape women in the wake of conquest, and burn the houses of villagers
Nowadays, when your land line rings then you know it can only be an older relative who retains suspicion of mobile phones. Or, more likely, a sales call
I'm sure it's just me, and Comedy Nights with Kapil is a good show but though I’ve often tried to watch it, I've found it hard to get into
In my college years — the 1980s — a folk art object was very popular amongt all us young girls
What is a human being in the world except a body? Given to us with birth, its senses help us make sense of the world; once it is done with, we are no longer in the world
See it’s okay if you get your flat ka legalities checked out by lawyers and loan-giving bank and all
There are some women that men will say this about complimentarily: She’s just like one of the boys
As children, festivals were an oasis of indulgence in the dreary journey of normal. A time of excess, especially thrilling for us pre-liberalisation kids
Last week Saif Ali Khan wrote in a national daily about his family’s history of love marriages across community, the open-ended religious upbringing of his children, the need to respect choices and diversity
The American writer Eudora Welty, in a famous essay, Place in Fiction, wrote: “Fiction is a lie. Never in its inside thoughts, always in its outside dress
Let’s start with some frequently used words in families, perhaps used everyday, like, susu, potty, shit and pee
When everywhere people are talking about feminism and women’s issues, can there be anything to worry about?
There is this cliche about how people with less money have bigger hearts. Having lived in a working-class neighbourhood I've found this cliché was often true