Films · Indian Culture · Inner View · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Of Artist’s Ego, Art for Art’s Sake, Consciousness and More (a non-review of Katyar Kaljat Ghusali)

A couple of weeks ago I watched a Marathi film (with English subtitles as I don’t know Marathi) titled, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (translated, A dagger through the heart). Before watching the film, I didn’t know much about the plot nor had I read any reviews (as per my normal habit), except that I had seen some youtube clips… Continue reading Of Artist’s Ego, Art for Art’s Sake, Consciousness and More (a non-review of Katyar Kaljat Ghusali)

Films · Indian Culture · Inner View · Personal reflections · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Fabulous Bahubali: Some Musings

If you are looking for readers’ comments on this post, hop on over to the previous version of this post here.   Late that I almost always am in watching the ‘big name’ movies, maybe everything that I thought or felt after watching Bahubali has already been said, contradicted, analysed, deconstructed, etc. But still I feel… Continue reading Fabulous Bahubali: Some Musings

Films · Mother India

When a Movie Gets Political: Case of Haider

To read readers’ comments on this post, click here to visit the earlier version of this blog.   It was exactly a week ago that I saw Haider, a film by Vishal Bhardwaj, who has made a name for himself, particularly for his adaptations of Shakespeare’s dramas. His earlier films, Maqbool (an adaptation of Macbeth) and… Continue reading When a Movie Gets Political: Case of Haider

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Films

Filmy Musings: Amar Prem (Immortal Love)

To read readers’ comments on this post, click here for its previous version.   “तुम्हारा नाम पुष्पा  है? मीरा होना चाहिए था” (Your name is Pushpa? It should have been Meera.) Remember this line from the classic Hindi movie Amar Prem? In a way, this one simple line from one scene of the film captured much… Continue reading Filmy Musings: Amar Prem (Immortal Love)

Education · Films · Indian Culture · Mother India · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

When a Movie is Not Just a Movie

A few weeks ago I watched a movie called “The Monuments Men“. Doesn’t the title itself sounds interesting? To me it did. Well, to my husband actually who picked it up from the DVD store. He saw the cover, saw George Clooney on it and he knew I would enjoy it no matter what. And… Continue reading When a Movie is Not Just a Movie

Beauty · Films · Personal reflections

On Harmonious Living Spaces – Outer and Inner

A few months ago I had written a post inspired by some thought-provoking words of Rabindranath Tagore. Today it feels right to reflect upon the last sentence of that post…that of the significance of Tagore’s thought on how we may design our living spaces. But before I start, a disclaimer is necessary. All that I… Continue reading On Harmonious Living Spaces – Outer and Inner