Sound of Metal – Thanks Darius, Riz and the team

Sound of Metal (directed: Darius Marder) stars Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff and Mathieu Amalric. First, thanks to the team for making this film and the “ray-of hope” in the last scene!. I find it interesting to know what motivates someone towards a particular act – especially a creative act. Darius Marder…

Where the mind is without fear

In a world where democracy and freedom of expression is continuously being challenged, Rudra and I were discussing the relevance of Tagore’s poem. He was kind enough to recite it for me here. The words speak for themselves. A poem that was written in 1900 continues to be ever relevant.

Trendsetting Bolly dance numbers

The other day, I was wondering which popular dance numbers from Hindi films could be considered trendsetters. I agree that any such lists are subjective and tomorrow I myself could come up with a completely fresh one. However, for the moment, I thought I might as well put my list . Please do not hesitate…