Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Have a Nice Lazy Day

Happy Saturday! Started the day by doing a Bang Bang watchalong, and now I can read my book, eat snacks, be lazy and do nothing. So happy! WEEKENDS!

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Bad Girls Month! Rekha Part 3, The Gay Stuff

Part 3!  I am so glad I decided to do this in multiple parts.  I probably could have squeezed it all into one, but Rekha has really lived many lives, it is only fair to give her many posts.  Oh, and again, almost all this information comes from This Book.  Buy it if you like these posts and want to learn more! (post 1 here and post 2 here)

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Bad Girls Month! Rekha 2.0, the Devoted Other Woman

This is such a fun one to write!  Mostly because it is so fake.  Rekha is brilliant at manipulating the press and crafting an image for herself, so her whole life story (as presented to the public) sounds like something out of a bad melodrama.  Oh, and almost all of this is based on This Book, which is a super fun read and if you like this post, you should go buy it and read it.

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Bad Girls Month Biography! Rekha, Part 1, the Scandalous Girl from Down South

Oh, this is gonna be a fun one!  And I am sure it will only be able to scratch the surface, so please add on nifty details in the comments.  And I should also acknowledge, it is almost entirely taken from This Book.  If you like this post, Buy It!  And if you disagree with this post, Blame It! (not really, I’m the one who bought the book and chose which parts to believe and repeat)

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Ramesh Sippy Week: Battle of the FanVids! Which of These Two Hyperspecific 1970s Hindi Film FanVids is the BEST Hyperspecific 1970s Hindi Film FanVid?

This is going to be Very Very Hard. Prepare yourself. For one thing, Shashi is in both of them! So the rule of “Shashi wins all” doesn’t even work. Oh, and yes, neither of these is a particularly Ramesh Sippy-y fanvid, but they are in his general 70s era, so I figured it is close enough.

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TGIF: Hair! I’m Getting Mine Trimmed Today, So Let’s Look at Gorgeous Hair on Women

This sounds really egotistical, but I have the most amazing hair you will ever see in your life. Like I said, egotistical. But actually, it’s just saying a fact. It’s amazing. I love going in for my annual trim, because everyone takes photos and applauds and it is generally good for the ego. Anyway, I am getting my semi-annual cut tonight and it seemed like a good theme for a TGIF post, women with awesome hair.

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Diwali Repost! Lajja, Telling Sita’s Story From Multiple Directions

This movie is just barely a classic. It’s not the best, it’s got quite a few massive flaws in fact, but it’s still really interesting and worthy of discussion. And the best part is how well it shows women rescuing themselves, very appropriate for today’s discussion.

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Gossip Cliff Notes: Biggest Stories of Hindi Film, Speaking Them Kills Their Power

We’ve been talking about gossip back and forth for the past few weeks, and I’ve been thinking about all those stories that are just sort of in the air around us with no one ever actually saying them straight out.  They are more poisonness that way, I think, floating around powerful and unspoken.  So, let’s speak them!  I’ll start with a list of every gossip story I have heard, and you can add on whatever I have missed.

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Telugu Film 101: Savitri, the Basics

I just ordered possibly the last copy in America of the only English language full biography of Savitri.  But it’s shipping from a million miles away, and it looks dauntingly thick, so I have no idea when I will finish reading it.  In the meantime, I wanted to put up a post based on the very superficial information I have gathered by reading every single English language article I could find on The Internet about Savitri and her associates.

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Sonam Report on Instagram

Well, this is going to be a multi-day thing.  I’m exhausted and I’m not even invited.  But I do have to do the very important job of judging everyone’s outfits, which is very tiring.  Perhaps you all can help me? (oh, and Monday Malayalam is delayed because I had to do this instead.  Sorry!)

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