I saw Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam on television a year or so after its release (we shall return to it in a future post, perhaps, as I have much to say about its antecedents). For the next few days, I hounded every acquaintance who could conceivably have read the book, and exclaimed, "Goodness, did... Continue Reading →
She has stared at the face Of your curse and your grace - You have done to her all that you can.
The 'inexplicable' return to the third world.
Tragedy wrapped in hope, on a bed of courage and defiance.
Embittered failures in roles of familial power play an enormous role in enforcing socio-religious conservatism.
My friend M is getting married (woohoo!) to the rather wonderful Dr. S. I'm not sure if they did in fact meet online, but they decided to pull a fast one on the wedding/matrimonial websites that flourish in South Asia by sending them one of those "We met because of you! Thank YOUUU matrimonial website!!!... Continue Reading →