Watching Films: Then and Now: A Personal Narrative

Life | Sowmya Dechamma I must have been in the sixth standard, around 10-11yrs old when we, a couple of girls decided we would ask our parents to let us go for a picture all by ourselves, in Somawarapete, a village-town in Kodagu district, Karnataka. And they did. Four of us, all girls, not yet teenagers, or perhaps precisely because we …

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Making Homes Everywhere We Go: Finding Cinema in Everyday Life

It was a warm sultry afternoon when M and I decided to watch Kiarostami’s Close-Up on a dull-ish day in that pink house. Cups of tea in hand and no idea of the whirlwind I was to slip into, I remember thinking of another film I watched the other day and feeling a little queasy. The film was ‘Talk to …

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Rainy Afternoon Hunting For Posters

Life | Megha Solanki The streets of Mumbai haven’t changed much through the years. Maybe the cars have upgraded and the fashion changed but it is still the hustle and bustle of crowds that paint the posters of a colourful Mumbai. It’s grey skies and cold rains that surround the narrow lanes of the busy city on a Friday afternoon …