In the past few years, Bengali cinema, a.k.a ‘Tollywood’, has been exploring intriguing issues that have been affecting the social and cultural settings of Bengal. Sudakshina Bhattacharjee offers her insights in this blog post.
I’m a stickler for comedy, in all it’s forms-stand-up, sitcom, filmic, theatre, novels and whathaveyou. I can’t get enough of how these talented wits can eke out what we do wrong and what we think is ‘right’ but ends up looking downright silly or plain stupid!
Hi Blogworms, How goes it with you all? Good, I hope. 🙂 I’m back in London now and hope to be here for a while. So, I went shopping (no delays there, haha!) and came across a quirky little book, which calls itself ‘a journal’, and is called My Dysfunctions. Oh wait, we’re online aren’t […]
There is no such thing as a ‘good’ gender or a ‘bad’ gender- we’re all good and bad- a complex mishmash of good and bad values, traits, attitudes, which make us imperfect souls.
Men aren’t above women as women aren’t above men either- we have been designed to perform different functions but that doesn’t mean we supersede each other- we cannot because we are simply not perfect.
Has our beloved Goddess Durga acquired something rather materialistic from us mere mortals- i.e. a brand status?
If ‘Mummy Porn’ can make mega bucks, if several teenage vampire series of books (which has more adult and sexual content that any sensible parent would so desire) can be sold everywhere, why can’t Anastasia Krupnik and her comparatively innocent story takes it’s righteous place on the shelves of bookshops again? If the counter-argument to this is there’s not much of a market, does that mean child-like innocence is ‘not cool’ or worse, ‘not-for-sale’ any more????