'The Namesake': More than a name

When I went to watch The Namesake , I had no presumptions. I hadn't read the book by Jhumpa Lahiri on which it is based either. That'...


Blogs on way out? You've got to be kidding!

A funny guy named Tony Allen-Mills has written on Times Online that blogging may be "destined to become a footnote in the history of c...


Riot victims or political pawns?

The present Indian government seems to have developed a certain sympathy for the riot victims of 2002 in Gujarat. The Indian Express report...


Sights and sounds of Mumbai

Though I was born in Mumbai, I have hardly spent time in the city because I left it when I was only three. Still, the images and smells o...


Ghalib descends in Nai Dilli!

I have often wondered how the stalwarts of Urdu poetry would have reacted to the gaana-bajaana to today. While these musings often go unful...


New-age mouse trap? Not really!

I am one of those new media junkies sociologists worry about. It is only recently that I have noticed this tendency in myself. I am more com...


Getting married? Mind your money

Wedding services will now be taxed, as a result of the Union Budget. A report in Mint (yes, I finally got it ) states that a service tax of...


'The Inheritance of Loss': How many Indias do you know?

Imagery plays a big role in Kiran Desai's book, unfolding each scene before your eyes like a holographic image. You can feel the wet mi...


For better or purse - the other side

A valid comment in my last post by Amodini made me think: ...if you don't want your daughter's worth measured in terms of money (do...

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