It was a pleasant surprise to sit through Ladies Sangeet at NCPA (Mumbai) for this play took me by surprise.
Dear Dad brings in other issues faced by the married gay men in India.
Can we be in the mood for love and develop a ‘doordarshan’ (farsightedness) towards ideas of romance, coupledom and sexualities?
Good, bad or grey, it seems to have struck a chord with viewers globally.
I like the idea that the film is not positioned as a "gay" film. Clever move, I say!
I don't like to be greedy between two books. I try to remain enveloped in the after mist for at least some time before picking up a new book.
Time Out takes the giant leap of faith in Indian cinema.
About a year ago, I was surfing for the movie adaptations of the book Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu and I stumbled across this wonderful web series called Carmilla.
Who doesn’t love graphic stories? There is an immense richness and prolificacy in visual stories which enables the flat words come to life and appear grand and renders the imaginative ideas: a reality.
ILA tells a powerful story and does succeed in bringing highly discussed relevant issues to the fore in a manner that was not overbearing.
Qissa, a masterful indictment of patriarchy, plays with complex notions of displacement and loss of identity.
Nil Nirjane (or Vacation Blues) is set in a resort on the outskirts of Kolkata. Six individuals – Aman and Jaya (a couple), Mou and her father and Reshmi and her mother are vacationing in the resort.
For a very long time, the genre of romance did not exist for me. Then about three months ago, I came across Radclyffe's book.
Adolescence especially needs such references where everything around seems idiosyncratic and painful.
MJ sent me this video yesterday, and I am still trying to make sense of it.
'The Pad' has an interesting premise and demonstrates chutzpah where others might pussyfoot.
The play is set as the eponymous Brahman/i's, an intersex Indian American comedian, autobiographical stand-up routine.
The play opens with the complex idea of a human representation of a consumer-friendly mobile app.
If you ever interact with Sonam Kapoor on a personal level, you will discover one character trait very quickly.
Call Me Kuchu is powerful, poignant commentary, not just on the situation in Uganda, but on what it means to be queer and brave.