A Soldier’s Wife

A tug, a pull, a void. It starts as I hang his clothes on the drying line To iron, to fold and to keep aside. All my nerves are high strung. It hides in the dishes prepared, Revealing itself through the enticing flavours; The fear, the pain, the denial, We foxtrot as we go around … More A Soldier’s Wife

3 Places You Shouldn’t Miss Out In Kochi If You Are A Foodie!

Kochi is not only famous for its food and music and cleanliness but for most of what makes Kochi, the real Kochi are its people. Tha Mallu Land as most of the North Indians might mock accepts every human being, be it from any part of the world, and shares with it her heartbeat. And … More 3 Places You Shouldn’t Miss Out In Kochi If You Are A Foodie!

Begum or Baby: Why female-centric Bollywood films have fewer takers

Why do films like Nil Battey Sannata, Anarkali of Ara, Parched and Begum Jaan have fewer takers than a Rustom, Sultan or M.S. Dhoni? A few days ago I sat in the neighbourhood multiplex in Mumbai, watching Begum Jaan with eighteen other people in the first week of the film’s release. No, it wasn’t a private … More Begum or Baby: Why female-centric Bollywood films have fewer takers

On being a Mard

How unrealistic and asinine “standards” of manhood make life difficult for the average Indian male A few days ago, I watched a video by a Bollywood film actor ( hero is not a word I’d like to use) that was created for an ad campaign around 7-8 years ago. Before the video started, I was quite optimistic … More On being a Mard