Taking A Peek At The FOMO Illness

My 24 year-old irriates me immensely when he tells me to “Chillax”! More than the action, it’s the expression that annoys me! But then, there’s a rule of thumb you should know if you are in any way linked to social media or its devotees. You need to be familiar with the list of trendy acronyms lest you feel out of place. Just recently, my … Continue reading Taking A Peek At The FOMO Illness

Are The Shades Of Life Really Grey ? A Review of Assamese Short Film Tell Me It’s Grey

Does life only shower smiles and sunshine on us, or is there also a sad tale written amidst the grey clouds? The short film Tell Me It’s Grey, a blend of English and Assamese, tenderly unfolds one such story that encapsulates a wide range of human emotions. The film, which was released on YouTube on September 11, was screened at the Guwahati International Film Festival … Continue reading Are The Shades Of Life Really Grey ? A Review of Assamese Short Film Tell Me It’s Grey

Have Women Leaders Excelled During The COVID-19 Crisis?

Last evening when I checked the count of worldwide COVID-19 cases, the figure showed that it has crossed an alarming mark of 32 million. Unfortunately, the number of cases keeps rising everyday. As the deadly virus is holding humanity in its frightening grip, an overwhelmingly large number of news items related to the illness are sprawling their roots in social media. While some of these … Continue reading Have Women Leaders Excelled During The COVID-19 Crisis?

The Artist

A masterpieceNo one can surpass.The strokes so perfect,The shades so exquisite.A multitude of colorsadorn a sublime piece of artthat the artist giftsfrom His treasured works.From beneath arisesthe smell of musty earththat fills the air.Hiding among the clouds,the sun plays hide-and-seek,only to emergeafter a whileto bathe mewith some warmthand caress mewith a tender touch.Now and then,the droplets fallfrom the canopyof the green leaves!It’s the sparkling, fresh … Continue reading The Artist

Thank You Teachers: A Tribute

From the treasury of quotes about teachers comes one that strikes a chord with me. American author Jeannette Walls describes the profession of teaching beautifully when she says : “Teaching is a calling too. And I’ve always thought that teachers in their way are holy angels leading their flocks out of the darkness.” Teachers play a monumental role in our lives. We all have those … Continue reading Thank You Teachers: A Tribute

When Courage Meets Truth: The Story Of Raga Olga D’Silva

Coinciding with Pride Month, National Award-winning director/producer Onir made an important announcement in mid-June. Known for his path-breaking films like My Brother Nikhil and I Am, he has decided to make a film on author Raga Olga D’Silva’s life story. I first heard Raga speak when early into the COVID-19 crisis she anchored a show focusing on the discrimination faced by North-East Indians during Corona. … Continue reading When Courage Meets Truth: The Story Of Raga Olga D’Silva

Spread Love And Not The ‘Acid Within’, Says Acid Attack Survivor Laxmi Agarwal

I was left speechless in the silence of the moment. A variety of emotions engulfed me, and I was in awe and full of admiration for Laxmi Agarwal, who talked about her life’s journey in an episode of the series From The Other Side hosted by Raga Olga D’Silva. Flashback 15 years ago: The nation was shaken by this heartbreaking incident when Laxmi, then a … Continue reading Spread Love And Not The ‘Acid Within’, Says Acid Attack Survivor Laxmi Agarwal

Short Film Saving Chintu Promotes Inclusivity While Exploring Perplexing Societal Issues

Saving Chintu is a film that has always drawn my interest ever since I read about its making. Therefore, I availed the opportunity to watch it while it was screened online as a part of the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2020. Directed by Tushar Tyagi, who is also the co-producer along with Ritika Jayaswal the short film promotes inclusivity and addresses the challenges … Continue reading Short Film Saving Chintu Promotes Inclusivity While Exploring Perplexing Societal Issues

Compounding Other Problems Is The Silencing of Women Expertise During COVID-19

We ushered in 2020 with great joy and enthusiasm like we usually do whenever we welcome a new year. Nobody could have anticipated what was in store. Already mid-way into this year, we are still knee-deep in the COVID-19 crisis. The tragedy that has hit us the most is the loss of precious human lives. Also, we have in a long list the problems of … Continue reading Compounding Other Problems Is The Silencing of Women Expertise During COVID-19

Penalty Is A Film That Teaches National Integration

Close on the heels of Axone which dwells on discrimination faced by North-East Indians, Netflix released Shubham Singh’s Penalty as a digital world premiere on July 5. The film primarily centers on the prejudices faced by a youngster. However, the narrative doesn’t simply talk about stereotyping but rather spreads its roots to encompass a much greater area. It addresses a very perplexing issue of how … Continue reading Penalty Is A Film That Teaches National Integration