Thursday, May 6, 2021

Carmel Jaeslin

How the Pandemic Helped Rekindle Love for ‘Listening’

With the coronavirus outbreak and the State imposed nation-wide lockdown in March 2020, the entire country was confined to their residences, forced to adopt online media for work, studies, and interpersonal communication. A large section of the middle and...

Bollywood’s Growing Acceptance of Films Led by Women

Definitely, the process of producing a film involves a lot of people, but it is the stars that feature on the poster who are bestowed with great regard. Gender inequality in the film industry has been a topic of...

Vir Das’ TenOnTen: Let the (occasional) silence sync in

During a stand-up comedy performance, the laughter in a room is considered to be indicative of how good the comedian is, but lately, some of the silences they manage to elicit in the audience during a live...

The Surge of Independent Music in India

Unlike in the West, music in India has predominantly been associated with mainstream feature films. It is only in the last few years that independent artistes have gained popularity and come to be recognized as a part...

Dead Ant: Every Comedy Enthusiast’s Paradise

If you are someone who likes to stay in touch with all things comedy and specifically up-to-date with the Indian stand-up comedy scene, Dead Ant is your one stop solution. Their bio states, “Dead Ant is your...

The Great Indian Kitchen: A piercing account of women in Indian households

The Great Indian Kitchen (2021) is a Malayalam film directed by Jeo Baby. It closely chronicles the life of a young woman since she gets married and how the marriage transforms, or restricts, her from an individual...

Women and their right to choice in Renuka Shahane’s Tribhanga

Netflix Original Tribhanga: Tedhi Medhi Crazy (2021) is actor Renuka Shahane’s directorial debut in Hindi. The story revolves around the lives of three generations of women in a family. It highlights how each of them makes unconventional...

The White Tiger: The Making of a Big Bellied Man

Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger (2021) is a cinematic adaptation of Arvind Adiga’s 2008 Booker Prize winning novel of the same name. The story traces the journey of Balram Halwai, played by Adarsh Gourav, born of a...

Nakuul Mehta’s ‘Too Much Democracy’: A scathing rant about 2020

Spoken word poetry has garnered a pretty significant following in India in the last few years. While there are a few faces that have come to be associated with the spoken word scene in India, especially since its growing...

Sudha Kongara’s Soorarai Pottru joins the race for an Oscar nomination

Director Sudha Kongara has garnered rave reviews for her latest feature film, Soorarai Pottru (2020) which had an exclusive release on Amazon Prime Videos on 12th November last year. The film is based on the autobiography, Simply Fly (2009), written...

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