Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, My Name is Khan! NO POLITICS!!!!

Remember, Happy Place Rules! Which is really hard with this movie, so I almost decided to skip reposting this review. But that felt wrong, so I am reposting. But with a reminder of Happy Place Rules. So you can skip reading this to protect your Happy Place, and if you comment, you have to find an inspiring/cheerful take in order to protect all of us in our Happy Place.

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Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Kal Ho Na Ho! The First REAL Review!

I was looking for a review to repost and discovered I had done two mini-reviews, one about this film as showing a matriarchy, the other about it as showing an interesting idea of different kinds of love. But no actual regular review! So, time to write that. (previous posts on Matriarchy and on love triangles)

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Thinky Post: “Nepotism” and How a Harmless Word Turns Into a Weapon of Hate Speech

I decided in the past few months that I would no longer casually use the word “nepotism” or accept it’s usage in comments on this blog. You didn’t notice, because you all must have made the same decision consciously or unconsciously, somehow it just became a term we did not use any more. But I feel like that isn’t enough. Being passive is being complicit, I want to open up the argument to why and how this word is used as a weapon.

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Happiness Post: Karan on Instagram, Royal Babies in Bhutan, Salman in an Eid Celebration

This was a hard weekend in America, and a hard few months in the world. Anyway, time for a TOTAL HAPPINESS post. I’m starting us off with 3 super super happy things, and you can add on. I think this is something that’s supposed to be good for mental health, right? Forcing yourself to think of 3 happy things before breakfast or something? Anyway, think of it like that! A happiness homework for us all to complete!

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Karan Johar Coda: What Would Happen in Karan Johar Movies if Women Were Brave Enough to Say What They Think?

You thought we were done with Karan Johar, didn’t you? But no! I have one more thing to say that occurred to me while we were doing our Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham watch. And this thing will also, once again, give me a chance to rewrite the endings of Karan Johar movies which is my favorite thing of course.

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Karan Johar and Parents: Is It All About Love, or Is It All About Making Them Happy at the Expense of Yourself?

This is more of a thought experiment post. I want to try looking at all of Karan’s films through the lens of parenting, specifically BAD parenting, and see what we come up with.

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Wednesday Watching: What Are We Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening To on Karan Johar Week?

Happy Wednesday! I love these short weeks. I always do a half day on Fridays, and I had Monday off, and Thursday is really just a slide into Friday, and the first day of the week is just a slow ramp up to productivity, so if you think about it this is my only real work day of the week. Huzzah!

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Karan Johar Week: Let’s Rank Karan Johar Songs!

Woo-hoo! Karan Johar songs! The perfect happy escape. And not an over-whelming number of them either, so I think we can rank them all, don’t you? Especially because I am removing My Name is Khan since I don’t like throwing something that real in with the other stuff, feels disrespectful to victims of hate crimes, you know? So, Karan Johar songs, but with MNIK removed!

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Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Figure Out My Life

Happy Saturday! I am back in my apartment for the first time in two and a half weeks, trying to figure out what I want to do with it. The answer could very well be “nothing”, but it does feel like I should be doing SOMETHING so long as I am staying at my parents most of the time. Like at the very least reorganize my books since I won’t care about having piles of them everywhere.

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