Monday, December 18

Distance has a heartbeat and it’s in sync with her breathing and it’s all I can hear when she’s not with me. I have never known missing like this, physically hurting from not being able to touch her. I can think about kissing her, or touching her and its fine for a while but if I think of the small things, like our legs touching under the table at dinner, or my hand on her knee or her head on my shoulder, I feel something swelling inside my chest bubbling into my throat and my entire body aches likes I’m…

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In a country of 1.3 billion people, it is ideally suggested that the government should take measures to curb population to reduce the stress on the natural as well as other synthetic resources in the country. Sex education is a distant dream. In a nation termed ‘conservative’ if not anything else, the only exposure to ‘sex education’, in the broadest interpretation of the term possible, is probably through value education and biology books. But it must be kept in mind that I am quite literally, expanding the scope of the words to undesirable limits. I think every student can relate to…

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One of them is what you’re lowered into, Too hastily for everyone around you Stuck and suffocated, The other is dirt. One of them is what is cold sometimes, Warm others, What everyone seems to fall in without permission, And the other is love. One of them is what makes your knees dirty, What gets under your fingernails, What slams against your palms when you’re falling. And the other is dirt. One of them is what makes you wipe your palms off Before touching someone, What makes you weary about whether they’ll be disgusted, And the other is love. One…

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Park Street is one of the most iconic destinations in Kolkata. This post title is entirely dedicated to the book, The Oxford Handbook to the Indian Constitution, which is unnecessarily long for a student pursuing a bachelors degree, just like this post, which is needlessly long for an average person only looking for good places to eat.  For one reason or the other, even person who has ever lived in Calcutta or is visiting Calcutta will insist on visiting Park Street for every single meal for the day. But what is so incredible and magnificent about the place, that…

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We don’t get a lot of Action movies in the Hindi Film Industry. I think that’s because few directors have actually caught up with the kind of action that is expected from movies these days. Films like Bahubali, Dabbang and Raees can be called action movies but they are heavily stylised and don’t look or feel real. This one knows where its place is. It doesn’t go too far in order to impress you and neither does it do too little to underwhelm you. It hits the sweet spot in the middle where it consistently entertains you. The two very…

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I really wanted this movie to be good. On paper, the idea of Imtiaz Ali teaming up with Shah Rukh Khan seems pretty special but this movie really didn’t end up being what either of them wanted it to be. Before getting into what’s wrong with the movie, let’s talk about what worked. Both Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan were good. The movie looks really good. Imtiaz Ali knows how to shoot a film and him and K. U. Mohanan don’t hold back. The very first song of the film, ‘Safar’, is really well done. The first half is…

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I watched Mubarakan this weekend and I can’t really say that it is a bad movie. But what I can say is that it broke me. As I sat in the theatre and saw everyone around me laughing their asses off and having the time of their lives, I wondered why I couldn’t enjoy this movie like the rest of them? Instead of paying attention to the film I instead started wondering if I will ever actually be happy. Thankfully, I realised soon enough that it’s better not to open that door. This is a really loud movie. And I…

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Lipstick Under My Burkha had to go through a lot of trouble before it hit theatres which is an amazing parallel. It’s ridiculous and upsetting to a see a movie about repressed women in society be declared unfit for public exhibition in India by a guy who recently claimed that films shouldn’t contain sequences of smoking and drinking because those activities are injurious to health. I do feel like a lot has already been said about how it was important for this movie to see the light of day so, I’m not going to talk about that. This movie…

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