The Greatest Show On Earth: Lok Sabha Elections 2014

The Greatest Show On Earth: Lok Sabha Elections 2014

So it begins. After the announcement of the election schedule Wednesday, political parties have pulled up their socks and started negotiating alliances with potential partners. As these LS elections are bound to be a compelling game-changer for the Indian polity, all...
The Truth about Tru(e)man

The Truth about Tru(e)man

Jim Carrey in The Truman Show– a movie about a TV show bearing the same name – certainly personifies the criticality of an individual’s awareness of his surroundings and illustrates how dearly his ignorance may cost him. Though the movie was made in the late 90s, its...
The Namesake | Ink and the Reel

The Namesake | Ink and the Reel

Renowned author and Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake was first published in 2003. It was adapted into a film with the same name. Lahiri penned the novel to profuse critical acclaim, followed by Mira Nair’s reasonably modest attempt at putting it up...
Apocalypse and Humans

Apocalypse and Humans

What explains our celluloid fascination with the Apocalypse? Is it like what Bill Bryson, in his famous book, ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’, says, that except for a very few and fortunate species such as cockroaches, complete annihilation of the remaining...