Tiny Monthly Checkins

A very integral part of Povera and my work as a poet / educator / organizer was regularly checking in with friends, family, mentees. What helped me unlock most intimate connections was being the first one to open up – be vulnerable. When I moved to Chicago in mid-2018, I feared losing those connections. AsContinue reading “Tiny Monthly Checkins”

Exhale …

It has been two years since my journey with Spoken word Poetry began. More than 7 years since my recognition of my declining mental health did. Speaking about it, did not begin in the first 5 years. Neither did acknowledging it exists, so any prospects of help or medication was certainly out of question. IContinue reading “Exhale …”

Placebo Screening : Zero MM Film Festival

It has been the most discussed documentary film in its four years of making. Placebo, which made its international premier last year November, is now competing for the audience choice award at the prestigious HotDocs, North America’s largest documentary film festival. “The other Indian films in the section are all making their world premier, asContinue reading “Placebo Screening : Zero MM Film Festival”

Jessica Jones : A welcome departure

“Late last week, Marvel took a sledgehammer to our preconceived notions about how far it would push the boundaries of the television medium. Jessica Jones is dark, brutal, tragic and unburdened by inhibitions. It asks questions that you don’t want answers to and it revels in sex and violence in a way that no MarvelContinue reading “Jessica Jones : A welcome departure”

Things I learnt from One Tree Hill : Peyton Sawyer

I was only 17 when I saw One Tree HIll for the first time. But i knew then, Peyton  Sawyer was who I related to the most. SHe was this intense girl with wild curly hair and great taste in music. That’s all i understood about her in the first look but i knew sheContinue reading “Things I learnt from One Tree Hill : Peyton Sawyer”

Rock and Roll : The Revolution that stayed

For a very long time now, I have been wondering about what is it about the times today that nothing and nobody holds conviction, and if they do, it doesn’t last for a very long period of time. I saw the Hindi movie Rockstar a month back and the song Sadda Haq, stood for soContinue reading “Rock and Roll : The Revolution that stayed”