Archive for the ‘My Thoughts’ Category

Sunanda Pushkar/ Shashi Tharoor

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Last night I finally logged on to Republic – day 3 of the channels launch- after reading many social media updates starting around 10 pm to watch the unravelling of the Sunanda Pushkar murder on our screens NOW!  As a woman it’s a case that has always made my bile rise, especially because of the impunity with which those involved have carried on with their flamboyant lives. With scant regard or respect to the plight of the deceased.

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Whatsapp Woes

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Remember a time before technology invaded our lives? (You will only know this if you are pre 90’s born of course) Remember reaching home after a long day out & enquiring “Any messages/calls for me?” Jeez, I still have old diaries where messages like “So & so madam called and said to call back after 8 pm” or “So & so Sir called and said tomorrows recording is cancelled” have been hastily scribbled. Sometimes in fountain ink- remember fountain pens?!

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Decoding demonetisation for dummies

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

A good write by my friend Majid Hassan- must read

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Dear Men…

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Dear Men ..sweet sweet men Not every woman is flattered at being called hot. We understand you mean it as a compliment & its an awwww ur so sweetDear Men ..sweet sweet men Not every woman is flattered at being called hot. We understand you mean it as a compliment & its an awwww ur so sweet & all but our patience is running short

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Why are politics and law and order shamelessly feeding off our cinema?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Bade hokar hero banoge?

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Identity crisis…From the archives…

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Identity Crisis…  ( 27th dec 2008)

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‘Notty Chica’

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Its exam time. Kaveri needed a break from studying. We decide to see #Pink the movie. The 1.45 pm show. A quick two hour distraction would do her good- she could then get back to her books. This was yesterday

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The joke is on him.. Why should I be offended?

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

I no longer subscribe to newspapers or watch television. The news depresses me – the old adage of no news being good news coming true every time. It’s the same everywhere I look, every page I turn. Filmstars on their PR over drive, Politicians on their one-upmanship drivel, and Oh, not to forget the rapists and rich kids of MLA’s  mowing down the poor and homeless in their BMW’s & jaguars. Same shit, different day. So I stay away from it. Totally

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Some men are so full of sh**! `

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Yesterday at a wonderful dinner hosted by a friend I was repeatedly harangued by a rather ugly man with nerdy glasses who claimed to be a financier of Bollywood films. He gave his name & credentials many times but i didnt bother to listen. Kept following me around asking me where I am from and what I do and blah blah. When i requested him to leave me alone he says”I’m only asking because my wife and kid want to know who this wonderful woman is that I am talking to”

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Dear Kaveri…

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Dear Kaveri,

I have never told you this before but now I must…

I remember that day so well. I was all of 10 years old myself and waking up from a vivid dream, I grandly announced ‘I’m going to have a daughter. She will be the most beautiful girl in the world & I will name her Kaveri’ Your ‘Thatha’ ie grandfather-  had laughed out loud, teasing me that I needed to first find myself a husband for that. That was easy. I had seen your daddy on TV a few times and thought “Oooh, wouldn’t I like my ‘to be born daughter Kaveri’ to have those twinkling eyes’…? So I set out on the task to find the perfect father for you. The one with the twinkling eyes

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