3 years back, I had a pleasure of watching “Manto“the movie from Pakistan which was released in India thanks to MAMI. The movie was the story of last 7 years of Manto after he moved to Lahore post independence of India: His years of decay, lived under depression and alcoholism, his years of finding some… Read More Why Watch Manto
Not that my reading list from 2018 is too long and all but I have read some good books I will highly recommend you to add them to your reading list as well . 1 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee : This is my favorite book of this year as this book helped to… Read More Random Book Recommendation from my 2018 Reading List
Last week, Mumbai was blessed with the 17th edition Mumbai Film Festival that opened in Cinemas all over the city. It is organized by Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) and I can say that it was the best marketed edition ever. Compared to previous editions, this one had long queues and popular… Read More MAMI Reviews #1- Chronic
There are dark corners, blood stains, opium trips and bad memories in Jeet’s Narcopolis. In the small lanes of Shuklaji street, in the illicit brothel, in the opium dens and in the newly communist village in Guangdong are the characters of the book. None of them are the central character. In few pages you are… Read More Book Review: Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
In the Fort area of Bombay, behind the lane of High court, you will find rows of books lying on the foot-park. The books are arranged in the 3 stacks according to prices: Rs 30 ($ 0.50), Rs 60 ($1) & Rs 100 ($1.75). I asked Shankar, who ran the place, how he priced the… Read More End of Road for the Street Book-sellers?