Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me The Week We Spring Forward?

Happy Monday! I survived the time change! Barely. I didn’t know it was happening, but luckily I am one of those young people who use their phone as a watch, and my phone updated itself. Without me knowing about it

As always, you can ask me anything you want from the personal (“how could you not have known about daylight savings?”) to the factual and specific (“does India do Daylight Savings?”) to the general discussion (“is it harder to spring forward or fall back?”)

Now, question for you! Just a little one, I’m reviewing Made in Heaven episode by episode, is anyone else watching it?

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23 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me The Week We Spring Forward?

  1. Bring on the Made in Heaven reviews! I’ve already been thinking about my favorite episodes. Here’s my question…to date, what Indian web/digital series have you actually watched?

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    • I really haven’t watched any Indian serieses. Just the ones I reviewed here, Breathe and Sacred Games and Humsafar and Zindagi Gulzar Hai. Not enough time in the day! I have to limit it to the really important ones with the big names attached.

      Made in Heaven Review 1 is already up, and Review 2 should be going up soon. I’ll set up an index sometime today so it is easier to find them all.

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  2. In regards to Lust songs, what is the name of the SRK song that he is on one side of the bedroom window and the heroine is on the other side? For the life of me, I can’t think of the movie OR the song title?

    Began watching Made in Heaven after you mentioned it, I’m not an episodic serial watcher but this makes me think of Crazy Rich Indian Wedding Planners! So many plot twists, straight/gay, rich/not so rich, integrity/not so much, in debt/not in debt, adulterers/not adulterous, rather interesting, insiders/outsiders.

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    • So glad you are watching Made in Heaven! It’s a super fun show, I might get tired of it or it might feel like it is running out of ideas, but just 9 episodes is perfect.

      The song you are remembering is this one, from Zamaana Deewana:

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  3. How’s Albie? Shah Rukh tweeted a few times this morning, which makes the week nicer. Meer Foundation seems to be gearing up for a new campaign which will be interesting to follow.

    I finally watched Pink this weekend, wanting to see Taapsee and Amitabh together in anticipation of watching Badla sometime (probably not until it’s streaming). Great performances but sad that “no means no” still needs saying in this day and age–everywhere, not just in India.

    Aside from the whole Rekha thing, what is Amitabh’s reputation on sets/on “outdoor shoots”? Has it changed over the years? Does any shadow of harassing behavior hang over him? If so, does that matter for doing a role like the one in Pink? Does the possible good of modeling such attitudes outweigh the possible hypocrisy of doing a role like that when one’s own behavior hasn’t matched those attitudes?

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    • Albie is a BAD DOG. He has been doing so good about avoiding accidents, and then he drank a lot of water after 10pm last night and decided he had to go out around 2am. Which wasn’t possible, because I’m not going outside in my neighborhood at 2am (5 shootings in the past 2 months, which keeps rent down but means I’m not walking the dog at 2am). And the upshot was, he had an accident on the rug at 4am and I had to get up and yell at him and clean it up and then I couldn’t get back to sleep. BAD DOG.

      Amitabh has long been rumored to have affairs with actresses on sets, more specifically “he wants to keep acting because he likes picking up pretty young actresses”. But it’s the kind of rumor that I’m not sure if I believe or not, it’s the kind of thing people would say about a famous actor, and no one has ever in any way come forward to complain about his behavior. And there’s no pattern in his co-stars, he will work with married women and older women and younger women and anyone at all if the script is good. If he is having affairs (and that’s still an “if”) they seem to be consensual. And they do not affect the set in anyway, Amitabh is famous for his complete professionalism on set, he is always on time, he always knows his lines, he does whatever the director asks, he is courteous and respectful to his co-stars, and so on and so forth. Bottomline, I’ve never heard anything that makes me think for him, “no” doesn’t mean “no”. He may ask the question and break his marriage vows, but he will take a “no” and there will be no consequences.

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      • Eh, marriage vow, schmarriage vow–whatever works for the married couple is fine. Wish more couples could be open about how they manage these issues.

        Poor Albie, and poor you! I hope he learned his lesson about chugging water after 10 pm.

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        • I think it’s more that I learned my lesson about filling his water dish, and also letting him roam out of the crate after 10pm. I think I might be slightly better at reasoning out logical consequences that the dumb little doggie.

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        • I’m holding off to see how he does once he is off the antibiotics. Right now his poor tummy is definitely upset.

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  4. I was reading plots of many southern romances yesterday and it was so depressing (plots like: She loved him, but he thought she didn’t so he killed her / the heroine was molested by her cousin, the hero killed him, went to jail, she died, and he died too / her family separated them, she was forced to marry other guy and few years later she saw him all crazy and homeless on the streets begging for money (this one I could even watch). And now I wonder what was the saddest indian romance you have watched?

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    • Hmm, that’s a challenge! Maybe Ennu Ninte Moideen? Because it’s not just the sad ending, it’s the twenty years leading up to the sad ending.

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        • I suspect if I ever watch Sairat, it will also be pretty high on the list.

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          • Oh, also this malayalam movie, you reviewed last week – Kismath. I only read your review and it was depressing.

            I saw Sairat and it’s sad, but at least the protagonists made something to change their lifes and were happy for some time. There are so many movies with : oh we can’t be together, so let’s kill ourself. I hate them.

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  5. I think, first of all, Albie is a young dog… 🙂
    I still don’t have a Netflix account…it would be money wasted as I would not have the time to use it…basically I even don’t watch tv when I’m with my family…just movies with the kids (which I adore).
    It’s up to my leaves from family to dive into other Indian-movie-related matters apart from those concerning ShahRukh.
    Do I have a question? Oh yes, I have…because of all the interesting things you write, Margaret, and because of all the input I get through comments: Would you write another book??? Or would you envision to write – out of your imagination and your analytic mind – screenplays? Even if that would mean to curb your work on the blog?

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    • I would love to write another book! I just need the time to get serious about it. And of course to find a publisher or someone who would be interested in it.

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