I watch Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani at least once a year. It’s far from being the greatest piece of cinema. In fact, it reinforces gender biases that don’t belong in 2021. But somehow it’s comforting like the bright sun on a cold winter day. I think there are a few reasons for it. The film … Continue reading Affection and the passage of time
We all know that the thing about growing old is that we find it hard to make new friends. In my case, it means that I write about the same friends Fuchsia has known for many years. Miss Jhun is one of them. She’s currently counting down to a milestone birthday. The one you arrive … Continue reading Celebrating a friend
I said to C, “I don’t have anything that gives me pleasure as football or cricket do to you”. He said, “well, you enjoy dancing at weddings”. My mother was clear that cooking need not be on my list of things to learn, even if I whiled away my late teens Orkut-ing. She did offer … Continue reading This thing, cooking
I spent the last few weeks of 2020 feeling rather miserable. Close ones said it’s fine to feel that way because I’ve had a rough year. On the 31st, I even said nothing positive happened to me this year and if I’m honest I was hating on all those Instagram posts about people feeling great … Continue reading The 2020 lo(ck)down
I’ve now read enough commentary on 2020’s impact on people around the world to think that the year is not over yet. My own experience in the past year has been reasonably shitty, which is making me keep my emotional guards up about saying anything conclusive on the things, good and bad, that have happened. … Continue reading Is the year over yet?