Happy Sunday! And Happy Pride Month! Yesterday we watched Dostana together, today we consider sequels we would like to see! Real sequels, that deal with the unresolved emotions of the original.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Dostana
Saturday WatchAlong: Dostana! For PRIDE!!! And Happiness. 7:30am Chicago Time
Happy Saturday! This comes to you from the guest room at my parents. I look forward to being interrupted by my Dad’s coffee and breakfast.Continue reading
Saturday WatchAlong: Dostana! At 7:30am Chicago Time Tomorrow!!!!
This is just an announcement post, I don’t really have anything new to say about this wonderful wonderful movie. It’s sunny! It’s happy! It’s queer friendly!!!!Continue reading
It’s Pride Month! Only Pride WatchAlongs! This Week, DOSTANA!!!! Friday or Saturday?
I forgot to put up a post! The holiday weekend got me all confused. Anyway, last minute executive decision, DOSTANA!!!! But y’all can help pick the time.Continue reading
Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!!
I hope all the mothers of DCIB are being properly celebrated by their families in some sort of orgy of excitement that will not allow time to read a blog. But just in case, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong on Saturday: I Have No Ideas, What Should We Watch This Week?
I am totally blanking. Very excited about it of course, just no ideas are coming into my head. You gotta help me!Continue reading
4th of July Post: Karan Johar’s American Quodology, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Dostana, My Name is Khan
This is going to be a shallow dive. But should still be interesting, even if I just skim the surface of the topic.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Arrange My Living Space!
Happy Saturday! I am so excited to be able to focus on my little projects, instead of having to do work-work.Continue reading
Very Millennial Discussion Question, What Are the Best Throuples in Indian Film?
Well, not “millennial”, Design for Living was almost 100 years ago, and there is the whole complicated Duchess of Devonshire-Lady Elizabeth Foster-Duke of Devonshire thing. But I guess the word “throuple” is new, so that’s something my generation has contributed to relationships.Continue reading
Happy Bisexuality Day! Characters Who Romanced Men and Women in the Same Song
This is “Celebrate Bisexuality Day”. So it seems a great time for a post about those songs that make you go “wait, does the hero/heroine have more chemistry with his friend or with the heroine/hero?”Continue reading
NRI Week: Dostana, Friendship is Fun and Fabulous
This is a movie that is endlessly enjoyable, if you don’t expect it to be realistic. Or logical. Or smart. It’s just Fun.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening To This Week?
Happy Wednesday! Do I want to see Article 15 this Friday? It looks sooooooooooo depressing. How many of you really really want a review?Continue reading
Discussion Post: Queerness in Indian Film, Where is It? What is It? When is it Good?
Seems like a good time to do one of my “this isn’t everything, or even the best things, this is just some stuff to think about” posts on queerness with Ek Ladki Ko Dekho coming out soon. Plus, I love our little discussion posts!Continue reading
In Honor of Section 377 Dying, a Post of an Old Paper I Wrote About How Karan Johar Has Been Fighting For This For 20 Years
This is going to read differently from my normal posts. It’s a paper I wrote years ago, that was published in a book and a journal. So it is very academic sounding and stuff, the original even has footnotes (you can read it here). It is also very clear and certain in its style, the way academic writing is supposed to be. That doesn’t mean I think it is perfect and that you can’t disagree with it just as much as with any of the other stuff I write with all the “I think”s and “Possibly”s and “You could see this as”s. Mostly I just thought it was an interesting thing to look back on today as 377 is once again dead. Also, you get to see how I managed to sneak the phrase “molten beefcake” into an academic journal.
Happy Pride!!!!! A List of Viewing Suggestions
Happy Pride! Not a lot out there for representation of Queerness in Indian film, but I will highlight what I can. Oh, and Veere Di Wedding! Still in theaters, and the best relationship in the film is between Kareena’s gay uncles.
Happy Birthday to My Closest Friend!
NOT my best friend!!!! She is pushing for that commitment, but I am holding film against it, because that is the kiss of death. Once you say “best friend”, the relationship ends immediately (in my experience). Like when celebrity couples get tattoos of each other (Saif and Kareena excepted). But I will say “closest friend”. And, weirdly, she has the exact same birthday as my father. Which creates a little testing of loyalties every year as I try to schedule them around each other. Also Mickey Mouse, but I never really do anything to celebrate him, so it doesn’t really effect my plans.
Happy Birthday Shilpa Shetty! 12 Reasons I Love You
Happy Birthday Shilpa! You aren’t the most talented or trained of actresses, but you are definitely one of the most loveable! In honor of your birthday, 12 reasons that I love you, one for every two years since Baazigar. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
I’m Moving! For Real!
Last Saturday, there was a bit of a false alarm, I cut down on my posting because of my move, but I wasn’t actually moving, I was just spending the day knee deep in boxes. Today I am actually moving.
Happy Birthday John Abraham!!!
He deserves a birthday post, right? Maybe not as long as the ones I did for Dilip Sahib and Raj Kapoor, but still something. Let’s say, a dozen reasons to love him, that seems fair.
Giving Tuesday! Here Is What You Can Give To From the National to the Local
This year help is needed more than ever, there is a decent chance many of my relatives will be getting “donation in your name” gifts. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun! Here are some of the groups that I particularly like, with a filmi explanation for why you should care. (I feel bad not including any Indian organizations, but I am nervous about endorsing the wrong ones since I don’t know enough about their work on the ground level. All the ones listed below I know well and can confidently endorse)
Happy Birthday Shilpa Shetty! 12 Reasons to Love You!
Happy Birthday Shilpa! You aren’t the most talented or trained of actresses, but you are definitely one of the most loveable! In honor of your birthday, 23 reasons that I love you, one for each year since Baazigar.