Thoughts on Ismat, inspired by Manto

Also In the Series  Why Watch Manto  If you ever wonder what would had happened if Manto didn’t migrate to Pakistan or he had not lost his senses. What would be his stories like, what would be his writing about. What would be his impact in community and films or what would be his legacy. …

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Why Watch Manto

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…

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I Want To Take My Blog To The Next Level #Blogchatter

I was tagged by Srijal to write this post. “You can’t really know what it is to want things until you are at least 30.” This quote from Mistress America was delivered in a very casual conversation in the movie, but it send me a chill in my spine ( Ok, Just being little dramatic here)….

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The Jazz Age

The Modern Classics Series This is my latest Blog series where I want to discuss the influence and the love of the Modern classics in art, popular culture and mainly literature. The Roaring 20s Something amazing happened in America in 1920s. This era gladly abandoned the royalties, dignities and elites from the previous one and adopted…

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MAMI Reviews #1- Chronic

  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…

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