Bajirao Mastani – the Feminist Review

Bajirao Mastani is a wretched love story about Bajirao the stately Maratha Peshwa (equivalent to Prime Minister) and Mastani (a half-Muslim) warrior princess of Bundelkhand. The movie is lavish – magnum opus of sorts, a grand-slam delivered by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I loved the speed with Bhansali delivered all elements essential to a Bollywood movie – stunning song sequences, insanely rich costumes, captivating action, … Continue reading Bajirao Mastani – the Feminist Review

Let the Force be with the Fans

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! Spellbound, Dumbfounded and Shocked That is my expression right now after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If Star Wars Part IV, V and VI were about Luke Skywalker and his quest to reach his father Darth Vader; and Star Wars Part I, II and III were about Anakin Skywalker and his journey from being a noble Jedi to … Continue reading Let the Force be with the Fans

A Late Movie Review – Tamasha

The most fulfilling human projects appeared inseparable from a degree of torment, the sources of our greatest joys lying awkwardly close to those of our greatest pains – Alain de Botton, distilling the thoughts of Friedrich Nietzsche in The Consolations of Philosophy Tamasha, the latest movie from director Imtiaz Ali had conflicting reviews, and after watching the movie tonight I was compelled to write a review … Continue reading A Late Movie Review – Tamasha

Secrets lurking in the Beauty Salons

Would you go to a Beauty Salon if you knew this? For middle-class women across the world, the simple affordable luxury that a salon visit provides is nothing short of desirable indulgence. Accessibility to inexpensive salons is a testament to how times have changed. Once reserved only for the elite, personal beauty services are more attainable compared to even two or three decades ago. The … Continue reading Secrets lurking in the Beauty Salons