I haven't paid much attention to my blog lately. But, dear readers, I have some exciting news! A friend I made through the blog reached out to me last month with an idea he had for an online film magazine. It would be multi-lingual he … Continue reading Editor? Me?
Colleagues, friends, cousins; everyone wanted Priya to take them to the haunted house in her neighbourhood. "It’s not haunted," she would say. "The movie made it all up!" They still saw what they wanted to: flickering lights and shadows.
I wanted to write about Sherman Alexie's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me before I returned the book to my library, but I forgot, and now I cannot look up quotes I wanted to reproduce. Sherman Alexie is the only Native American author I … Continue reading Sherman Alexie’s memoir
It is difficult to not stare outside, the balcony door on my eighth floor apartment suddenly seems almost riveting. I watch the world through the glass door, and it appears as though the world is imbued with great urgency and purpose. The morning light hits … Continue reading Where I write
Allow me to present to you three images from the Tamil movie Vivegam: The first two are from the song Kaadhalada, in which we see Yazhini and her husband AK living out a romantic fairytale somewhere in Europe. They are careful to protect that endangered species … Continue reading Upholding Tamil Culture: Women in movies
I haven't done one of these freewheeling blog posts in a while, where I tell you pointless things about my life. It is generally accepted that I have opinions about things, so I surprised myself by not having an opinion about or a reaction to … Continue reading Some bits and pieces
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin I have come across a number of references to Stepford Wives in popular culture, mostly to talk about a woman who is some sort of a domestic goddess. I never fully understood the reference; safe to say I understand … Continue reading A somewhat frightening recap