Monthly Archives: June 2013

Why Karan Johar’s "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani" is a Bollywood masterpiece

I watched “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani” today. Finally. It’s been a month since the latest package from the Karan Johar assembly line of box-office hits opened in Indian cinemas. And it deserves every rupee of its billion-rupee (and still counting) … Continue reading

Posted in ayan mukerji, Bollywood, deepika padukone, karan johar, movie review, ranbir kapoor, yeh jawaani hai deewani | 5 Comments

When Newton met Gabbar and the rest of us

Me: Welcome Sir Isaac, I’ve always wanted to speak to you about your great discovery. Sir Isaac Newton: No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. Me: Yes, Sir Isaac, that’s what you said about discovering gravity in … Continue reading

Posted in Gabbar Singh, isaac newton, sushma swaraj, WeChat, william o'shaughnessy, william shakespeare | 4 Comments

Connected HumTum – "Jodha Akbar" and "Punar Vivaah"

The evil mother-in-law in a 21st-century Indian TV household is describing her daughters-in-law — the first one is a steel tumbler, the other is silver. The first storms off in a huff; the other gets ready to follow and console … Continue reading

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Save yourself before it’s too late

He was late again. She pushed the plate away with the rice untouched and went to the living room. The television was blaring in the background and she grabbed the remote to mute it. She needed to think. He hardly … Continue reading

Posted in contest, domestic violence, india, women | 2 Comments