I don’t care that no one else cares! I am going to write a post for my own satisfaction about the Vanderpump Rules drama, and then loosely tie it in to universal social ideas, Indian film, and hating Ranbir Kapoor (all our favorite things).Continue reading
Tag Archives: Thinky Post
Thinky/Discussion Post: Why is The Great British Bake Off/Baking Show so Addictive?
I’ve been watching Bake Off for the past week obsessively, and I was doing the same thing this time last year. But the rest of the year, no interest. What is it about this show that makes it so addictive, especially when you are feeling down (I do not like the whole “shortest days of the year” thing in December and January).Continue reading
Thinky Post: Heart over Head for Female Characters, Head over Heart for Male
No particular reason for this thinky post, or at least no more than usual. There’s always stuff about female artists, actresses and writers and everything, that frames them as “intuitive” and “feeling” instead of thinking. And conversely, a man can’t make an emotional decision EVER, we always have to search for the “logic” behind it.Continue reading
Cultural Appropriation and the Constant Balancing Act of Doing/Saying the Correct Thing
Thank you for asking for this post! It’s a reality I live everyday in many ways, and I am excited to hear your diverse perspectives on this issue. Also, this post took me like 5 drafts to write and got worser with each one. Gah, work-life was INSANE this week and I just wanted to sit down and focus on my nice thinky post! Stupid co-worker medical emergencies and burst sewage lines and blah blah blah.Continue reading
Thinky/Discussion Post: Ghosts/Spirits, What Is Your Personal Feeling About It?
Nothing particularly inspired this post, beyond my parents and I having a conversation last night about if/when we feel the spirits of our shared dead relatives. As I’ve mentioned before, the lake house I go to in the summer has been in our family for almost 100 years, and it’s also where I spent the most time with my beloved Grandmother and Grandfather as a child (and where my father spent the most time with HIS grandparents when HE was a child), so we are surrounded by ghosts of various kinds of here.Continue reading
Thinky Post: “India Syndrome” Podcast, How Do You Decide What To Believe About Another Culture When it Interacts With Yours?
I listened to a really interesting podcast! One of those that circles around and around and doesn’t really answer any questions, but brings up some interesting thoughts. It’s called “Astray” and focuses on a few sample cases among many of young non-Indian men who went missing in Rishikesh, never to be seen again.Continue reading
Thinky Post/Discussion Post: Character Strengths and Virtues! Which Movie Worker, and Which Movie Character Do You Think Most Embodies Each One?
So I’m sitting here in COVID boredom (today, I loaded the dishwasher, got dressed, and drove over to pick up lunch. OH THE EXCITEMENT!), and I ran across an article on a new psychological concept of 6 Character Strengths and Virtues. Let’s talk about that, while I sit on the couch resting.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Why Do We Hide the Names of Abuse Survivors, is It Related to “Sharam”?
Oh boy, a Patriarchy Post! And one that I don’t really have an answer for, that’s why it is a “thinky” post.Continue reading
Silly Sunday/Thinky Post: I Just Saw the Western Movie Brooklyn! Really Interesting Take on Immigration, and Romantic!
I watched this for a film class and it was on the one hand a romance, and on the other hand an odd interesting way of telling an immigration story that was almost entirely internal and emotional.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Modern Communication, Love Fraud, and the Novel Laura
Oh boy, a thinky post! Which is also connected to tomorrow’s DCIB Book Club pick. Yaaaaay!Continue reading
Thinky Post: Catfishing and Desi Communities inspired by the Sweet Bobby Podcast
I just listened to the most FASCINATING podcast, “Sweet Bobby”. If podcasts are your thing, I suggest pausing and not reading on until you listen to it. If podcasts aren’t your thing, no worries! I’m gonna summarize it below.Continue reading
I Was Right About Female Agency Being Most Important in Films, And Isn’t That Interesting?
I am trying to be objective and “isn’t this interesting?”, but really I’m just going “hahahahaha! I was RIGHT! I thought this thing was true and now here is a study that says it IS!”Continue reading
Thinky Post: Fantasy Versus Reality With Toxic Romances
The plumbers coming at 7am tomorrow and I can’t sleep, so I’m gonna distract myself by trying to write a thinky post and see if I can get my thoughts straight.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Popular Media, The Only Constant is Change
Now that movie theaters are opening up again, there’s a discussion of what the future of movies might look like, and if there is a future. This is scary, but I am trying hard to relax and instead of being scared, embracing change. Because Popular Media is change, any sense of permanence is an illusion.Continue reading
Friends, Why Being First is Important (and other discussion topics)
I finally found an interesting angle on Friends!!!! Well, interesting for me. Not necessarily interesting for you. And I want to write something to distract myself from work today, so I am writing this!Continue reading
Thinky Discussion Post: Wonder Versus Assume Versus Reject, Stereotypes Versus Cultural Awareness Versus Racism
I’m not gonna really dig into this idea, I just sort of want to outline it and then throw it out there for us all to chew over. Because you are all really intelligent deep thinking people, and many of you are dealing with cultural awareness in terms of watching films from a culture that is not yours, so I think you will have good ideas.Continue reading
Thinky Post: the Story of the White Woman Who Dates the Desi Guy
I just saw The Big Sick, which was great, but made me think about how there is something that I think of as common sense but which I have never fully said out loud and we have never talked about.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Luck Versus Privilege, Where is the Line?
This isn’t really Indian film related, except that it is a universal question including within Indian society. Maybe even more within Indian society because the difference between the top and bottom is so extreme?Continue reading
Thinky Post: The Cowardice of Choosing the Impossible Task Over the Possible
Oh boy, a thinky post! Turns out, when I get to write whatever I want, I want to write a bunch of really depressing deep thoughts.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Ali Zafar Update and How We Choose Who We Believe
This is the slowest time in blogville, holidays are getting everyone busy and stuff, so it seems like a good time for me to post something controversial. Only my old friends who will read carefully and thoughtfully are hanging around. You don’t have to agree with me, but I know the DCIB regulars will at least take me seriously and consider what I say.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Shahrukh Khan and the Appeal of the Virginal Hero
Thank you Molly for bringing up this topic! I’m really excited to dig into it and then hear what you all think.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Mindy Kaling’s Late Night and Amitabh Bachchan’s Pink, Accepting the Accusation But Rejecting the Judgement
My Mom made me watch Late Night last night, which I have been avoiding not because I thought it looked bad, but because I thought it looked so good I would be stressed. And I was! Stressed, that is. But also really intrigued by what Mindy is arguing about woman in the workforce.Continue reading
Thinky Post: How Irritating is It When Men Write Women as Men?
I’ve been having a lazy weekend, scrolling through streaming options, and there’s a pattern I keep noticing in the things I start and then stop. At the same time, I watched Bang Bang and Duplicate, and there was a pattern with those that I liked and kept me going. Anyway, made me think about female characters and stuff.Continue reading
Thinky Discussion Post: The Moral Judgement Against Those Who Have Taken Illegal Drugs, Where Does it Come From?
The ridiculous drug investigation into Hindi film society continues to roll on, and what I find vaguely interesting about it (if anything), is the glimpse it gives into the morality of drug use as it is currently seen in Indian society, something that had not previously come into my awareness. And that started me thinking about the morality of drug use as it is perceived in general and how much it has changed just in my lifetime.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Pop Culture and Progressiveness, Understanding the Difference Between “Then” and “Now”
What a fun title! Just makes you eager to read the post, right? Way more fun than “who is the sexiest man/woman”.Continue reading