Lakshmi- Feminism? or not?

I believe that movies are a great medium to talk to the masses. Of course, it is a one-way communication mode, but it makes us think. Powerful stories with the apt background score and cinematography can create magic on screen. Short films are no less effective than feature films. My post is about the short... Continue Reading →

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A Glimpse of the Past- Dakshinachitra

Faint notes of ‘Saamajavaragamana’ struck me, when I stood at the reception of Dakshinachitra to buy an entry pass. This krithi in Hindolam is by Saint Sri Thyagaraja, who lived in the 18th century A.D. The fragrance of agarbaththis wafted through the air, bringing with it the scent of Arali (Nerium) flowers. All these eased... Continue Reading →

Perspectives- #2 Frank Bruni

This New York Times columnist is a revelation to me. His writings are smooth and provoke me to think emotionally. I happened to read two of his pieces, both fine ones, and it left me going back in time to look into my own life and my relationships with my father and sibling. I have supportive parents.... Continue Reading →

Perspectives- #1 Chimamanda Adichie

This series, 'Perspectives' will have everything that I learn these days, which I feel I could share with you all. It could be well-written pieces, small things that I felt were significant enough, awesome articles or books that I stumbled upon etc. I am fortunate to be a part of an amazing group of students,... Continue Reading →

Gender Roles and Body Shaming

'Konjam odamba kora. Apo thaan kalyanathuku apram sari a irukum' (tone down a little only then it would be perfect after marriage) 'Let the menfolk eat first. Let's serve food for them' These are common sentences we get to hear in a typical Indian household. Be it a family gathering or just a couple of family... Continue Reading →

Tea Kadai Bench

Tea Kadai Bench indicates the benches put outside the tea shops in South India. In this part of the country, this is not just a mere aspect of timepass. It is much more than that. Tea kadai benches are the places were the menfolk in the rural areas catch up with the latest news and... Continue Reading →

Quarter Bottle

Good news or bad news, the one thing that remains a constant in the variable equation that is life, is the Quarter Bottle, a.k.a alcohol.   Tamilnadu has its alcohol market regulated in a weird way.  The liquor in the state is supplied by TASMAC, which is a state owned enterprise.  The bars and retail... Continue Reading →

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