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Women in Salim-Javed movies: the un-taming of the shrew
June 14, 2017, Comments Off

Guest post by Suharsh Sinha The Bollywood of 50s and 60s was a genteel place. Leading men were chivalrous, women were pi ...

I’ll Make A Man Out Of You!
July 21, 2016, Comments Off

It is the age of the Han Dynasty in China. The rebellious Huns have attacked. The Han dynasty retaliates with the larges ...

Thoughts on Tamasha – What Not to be in Life
December 15, 2015, Comments Off

A Guest Post by Suharsh Sinha In Federico Fellini’s masterpiece, La Dolce Vita, the wistful faux intellectual, Mr. Ste ...

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Jokes as Intellectual Property: Not Just Kidding!
November 23, 2015, Comments Off

Internet has empowered us to showcase our humour skills like never before. In last four years, India has seen a massive ...

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Jesters: Of Jon Stewart and Birbal
August 14, 2015, Comments Off

Jon Stewart’s retirement last week restarted discussion surrounding the United States’ dependence on satirical news ...

Of History, Coco and the Little Black Dress
July 17, 2015, Comments Off

The iconic poster of Audrey Hepburn, clad in a snug Little Black Dress, holding a cigarette lighter and coolly gazing ou ...

Ship of Theseus (2013)
July 21, 2013, 21 Comments

There’s a moment in Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus when a young legal intern in the middle of a long didactic spiel, ...

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim (2013)
July 17, 2013, 3 Comments

(Note-some spoilers ahead, but if you’re watching Pacific Rim for the plot, I can save you the trouble and tell yo ...

Zero Dark Thirty: Another Perspective
February 26, 2013, 1 Comment

A film that begins with an insurgent being tortured into revealing crucial intelligence? Surely they follow that with on ...

Special Chabbis (2013)
February 11, 2013, 5 Comments

In our daily lives, save for an infinitesimally small minority, we do mundane jobs that fill the bank account and the ho ...