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.
Time Out review of The Gaysi Zine is a juicy critique of Gaysi's coddled print project.
This Saturday had me on one such excursion - to the Chennai Rainbow Festival organized by the warm folks at Chennai Dost.
The Parade is based on the story of Belgrade’s first successful Pride Parade in 2010, where 1000 men & women needed 5000 police for protection.
"Bombay Talkies" has four stories by four celebrated filmmakers. Each of these stories has a distinct stamp of its director.
Vishwaroopam, apart from being totally one-sided in its pro-American troops story line, offers a misguided and damaging portrayal of queerness through its denigration of male effeminacy and putative homosexuality.
The hunt was simply amazing. Out in the sun after a long time, we did crack interesting clues like the first one.
I once dreamed that I rode a wave to Sri Lanka. If I were a character in Samit Basu’s Turbulence, I wonder what my superpower would be.
Student of the Year was simply an apology by Karan Johar for being a flamboyant, closeted, powerful homosexual who takes pleasure in flaunting shirtless muscle queens for his own liking while refusing to show actual compassion to gay people.
Quarantine, the short story after which the novel is named, features a man who is still bitter towards his grandfather for being ungrateful and insensitive to his mother, the only person in the family who takes care of him.
It’s possible, even as readers, to get formulaic. Given the length and breadth of popular contemporary literature, we expect our books to give us what movies these days do.