Whenever I hear the word ‘tawaif,’ an image of beautiful women bedecked with jewels comes to my mind. Maybe Hindi film industry has too much on my impressionable mind. Hindi films like Umrao Jaan, Amar Prem, Devdas, and Pakeezah celebrated … Continue reading Where did all the Tawaifs go?
Shipra became stardust on a moonlit night under the sea of shining stars. She was strolling through the bylanes of an obdurate city on a solitary night when she drowned in the sudden flash flood unleashed by memories, desires and unfulfilled expectations. The abandoned and howling dogs and the awakened crows confirmed her timely death. The not so young woman lived an ordinary life, died an ordinary death and had an ordinary life story. Between her unmemorable life and nondescript death, she drank zillion cups of coffee, baked infinite number of banana walnut bread and hoarded a cargo of fictional … Continue reading My Obituary
Have you ever gone for a walk at night? Alone? Have you witnessed the quietness of the city at night? Have you seen the city lights quietly dancing away by night? No, I am not talking about the drinking, … Continue reading Tonight, dance by the city lights!
Can a man and woman be just friends? This question is age-old. In our daily life, we have seen men and women bonding together and forming a unique connection. This connection is not sexual, asexual or platonic. They are more … Continue reading Movies depicting unusual bonding and relationships!
Yesterday night, I got a message from my neighbor’s daughter. She is a young and smart woman in her mid-20s working in the hospitality industry. She informed that her marriage is being arranged soon. But her mother-in-law wants her to … Continue reading Is it still Marriage vs Career?
I have no friends. By this, I don’t mean that I don’t have friends on social media or I am an asocial person, and I don’t or open up when I am surrounded by people. I do all that … Continue reading Bliss of Solitude
I watched a movie on Netflix the other day on a twilight reunion. The movie, Our Souls at Night, is an American drama film and is based on the novel of the same name by Kent Haruf. It’s a sweet little and … Continue reading Finding love in Twilight years
I spend my evenings usually rummaging through books in a public library or some old bookstore. I just love the smell, feel and touch of the books. I just love everything about them. Books give wings to my imagination. … Continue reading My life isn’t Perfect, and I am fine with that!
I am not a film buff, and I only watch films occasionally like when I am on a long flight. Sounds strange? I can’t watch 3 hours long Bollywood movie where the plot is repetitive or too garish for my … Continue reading Five delightful Foreign Language Movies for Women at Crossroads
Aradhya, my former colleague, celebrated her fortieth birthday yesterday. Very unlike her, she got very reflective around her birthday. She celebrates her birthday with an enthusiasm of a toddler. So, this time it was a somber affair with no … Continue reading Approaching 40’s? Five things you should know by now