By Anamika Chatterjee
Of all the blows Parasite delivers to its audience, the fiercest is a scene where a rich employer complains about the foul smell that comes from his driver’s body. Overhearing this, the driver sniffs his arms to understand if the stench is for real. Living in an underground shanty where intoxicated passersby unburden themselves, this stench is a reality of his world. To his employer, however, it defines his being.
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By Rohma Sadaqat
Anyone with an online subscription to a streaming service will ultimately run into the problem of deciding what to watch — there’s so much content out there.
Continue reading Love brought back the magic of Jim Henson’s classic tale
By Keith Pereña
I am not huge fan of television. However, the news of HBO’s mini-series Chernobyl, based on the 1986 disaster, becoming one of the big winners at this year’s Emmys made me reach out for the remote and switch on the show. After all, I have a strong connection with the place — I’ve been there and seen it all during one of my sojourns.
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By Purva Grover
Playing in neighbourhood parks was the norm; diseased dogs roamed as freely in the unkempt grass just as mosquitoes bred uncontrollably. We were encouraged to return home with real bruises. Men would lurk around the park, but we were unaware of the danger they were to us. On a few days, we were handed over a rupee or more to buy ourselves corn on the cob, prepared by the roadside. Food poisoning wasn’t a very big threat.
Continue reading Everything that was once a dystopian thought is now the present
By Dhanusha Gokulan
Valar Morghulis (All men must die) if you disagree
I might sound naïve and a tad dramatic to the non-believers but, Game of Thrones (GoT) is, and will always remain, a TV show that changed the landscape of modern television. Please note, there will be no spoilers from the latest season in this article.
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By Keith Pereña
Watch it! I think you may like it because it has a post-apocalyptic vibe, a friend told me over a cup of chai. She was referring to Bird Box, a Sandra Bullock-starring film that made its debut on Netflix in November 2018.
Continue reading Kiki’s over. We now have a Bird Box challenge on our hands
By Sushmita Bose
Talk about timing. Some would call it serendipity. Thing is, the exact time when I undid a great wrong by buying myself a Christmas-cum-New Year gift in the form of a box-set of Friends — which I’d so far watched only in snatches and not in its entirety, much to the jaw-dropping horror of a lot of people I know — some strange revelations about the television series landed in my inbox. So, the last week was not just about me trying to catch up furiously with (allegedly) the world’s most popular ‘ensemble’ sitcom, but also about trying to demystify the “findings” I stumbled on to.
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