Congrats to Lily P! First time Winner, which means I need her address. And also, admire Shelomit’s lovely Hanakkuh themed card (there’s 2 more photos inside for a total of 8).Continue reading
Happy Wednesday! I am doing a week at the family lake house. Which is nice on it’s own, but is particularly nice right now because I am SURROUNDED BY BOXES. And the lake house has nice solid furniture and things that have been immovably in place for the past 100 years.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
The vital topics continue! If you have more thoughts on curly hair, jump to the previous post. But when we talk style, this is the place to be.Continue reading
Part 1 was all Dimple, and her love story with Rajesh and so on. This brings in the next generation, but I think that is fair, you can’t really understand or appreciate Dimple without understanding her daughter.Continue reading
Part 2! Jaya post-marriage, the sticky years between 1973 and 1983. The affair rumors, Silsila, and finally almost losing her husband.Continue reading
Well, my Bad Girls posts have so far gotten very little traffic. Let’s see if I can sprinkle some sex on top and get some eyeballs turning my way!Continue reading
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)Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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)Continue reading
This is a repost, but a repost of a really interesting important topic, so you should all read it and enjoy it.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Well, this is just me being lazy! I’m traveling (driving for 6 hours, then walking around and visiting places with my Mom), so I threw this together and scheduled it in advance.Continue reading
I was getting ready for bed and suddenly remembered I hadn’t done a Sunday ReRun. I’ve got a Yash Chopra post going up tomorrow, so seemed like a good time to go back to Silsila again.Continue reading
I finally watched Umrao Jaan, and now I am all interested in Tawaif’s. Hopefully you are too!Continue reading
I finally watched it! And it was sad, as expected, but also mesmerizing in a way I didn’t anticipate. Such a careful world that is created.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Most of the photos of Indian film stars are very posed and styled and lovely. And then some of them are just “WTF???” This is the week for WTF.Continue reading
Happy Sunday! And let me remind you of one of the all time greatest Hindi films, and definitely the best exploration of how “true love” is bad and selfish.Continue reading
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.
Kind of surprised I haven’t done this already. Oh well, we are here now! I don’t promise a comprehensive overview, but I am going to pick out the most strikingly different covers I can find.
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.
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.
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!)