Happy Wednesday! I’m not actually doing much for Hemaji this week, but I like keeping her ever present in our minds.
Reading: I’ve started alternating between Thirkell (soothing stories of English village life and romance), and Terry Pratchett’s Vimes books (cynical action packed stories of a fantasy version of London). You would think they wouldn’t go together, but they are a nice balance, and I know picture London when Thirkell’s characters mention it as exactly like Vimes Ankh-Morpakh.
Watching: Showed my parents Cargo on Sunday, they couldn’t understand it either. Last night my Mom had us watch Late Night, which I might write a thing about because I found it interesting and it has a desi maker/star. Oh, and we’ve been watching a lot of The Yorkshire Vet, on Prime, which is a reality show based on All Creatures Great and Small. So, you just watch some rural vets go about their day with calving and dogs who need eye surgery and so on.
Thinking: Today’s the day I leave my parents and go back to my place, and then come back again on Sunday night. It’s so exciting! I always feel like it’s the start of the weekend somehow. And my parents are always nicely depressed to see me go, which makes me feel good.
Listening: I wrote a brand new full review of Don yesterday and no one read it, but it did get me thinking about the soundtrack. SO GOOD!!!!
Question for you: It’s Mira Nair’s birthday tomorrow, and I just watched a Mindy Kaling movie last night, so here’s my question: What is your favorite not-Indian Indian film/TV Show? Meaning, movies like Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake, Bend it Like Beckham, anything Mindy Kaling? Not produced out of the Bombay industry, but about desi characters.
Loins of Punjab! All the way. I know it’s not as technically good maybe as Monsoon Wedding, and not as tightly written as Bend it Like Beckham, but I just love it so much. Such a sweet film.