Category Archives: Music, Film and Art


I’ve been a fan of Imitiaz Ali since Socha Na Tha, one of the sweetest films made in the last few years. But Love Aaj Kal was such a disappointment, that I wasn’t sure what to expect from Rockstar. It’s … Continue reading


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Pongal and Prabhu-fangirl

I am never very sure how one celebrates Pongal, apart from the food. And yes, the sudden need some people have to find cows. I liked the bit about feeding the crows the best, even though my valiant efforts to … Continue reading


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Question for the Bright Ones

Okay, genius type people, someone come up with a way to estimate the number of sarees used in shooting this song. Winner may get something, depending on how satisfactory the response is.


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A really good laugh

Given my obsession with Hindi films, I was looking up new releases this week. Turns out it’s something called Anjaana Anjaani. On googling, land on the Wikipedia page, and this is what the plot summary is Aakash and Kiara need … Continue reading


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Film: Raavan

The world and its father has already written about Raavan and Ravanan. I’ve seen the former, and as far as I am concerned, that was rather enough for me. For starters, never mind the parallels with the Ramayana. What Indian … Continue reading


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A R Rahman concert at SouthBank

I went for this concert yesterday – London Philharmonic Orchestra performing some of A R Rahman’s “best-known” works. Writing about the concert last evening is hard. I knew that this was not going to be a traditional filmy fare. But … Continue reading


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Film: Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya

While in India, I had the pleasure of watching at least three films in a theatre. The experience isn’t vastly different from watching it in London, to be honest. Same level of enthu in the crowd, and similar levels of … Continue reading


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