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.
Continue reading Why Game of Thrones is the greatest show in modern times
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.
Continue reading What a data analyst discovered about the TV show Friends
By Anamika Chatterjee
One of my earliest memories of watching a horror film is with my mother. In my formative years, she would keep my eyes and ears covered through the shrieks and gore. Sights and sounds aside, the idea of a vengeful spirit had already entered my 12-year-old precocious mind and was to be seated there for a long time.
Continue reading What a horror show taught me about the modern family
By Sushmita Bose
Before #MeToo broke in the US, and swept Kevin Spacey away from the scene, the biggest annual Netflix news (for me) used to be the announcement for the next season of House of Cards’ release date. Till last year, I waited for it with bated breath — even as House of Cards was showing signs of degeneration, stretching several points needlessly, and rambling on with an array of inexplicable sub-plots.
Continue reading What’s House of Cards without Frank? I now prefer Francis
By Nivriti Butalia
Hannah Gadsby. Did anyone know of her before June 19th, when her show, Nanette, premiered on Netflix? I don’t know. Maybe in Australia, where she’s from, but more people (lots more people) know of her now, and with good reason.
Continue reading Football can wait. Why you should watch Nanette now