Author: Shakti

Nagrik: Marathi film review

Marathi cinema has never shied away from making political statements. We’ve had a legacy of films that bring out (or attempt to) the dirty realities of politics – Jabbar Patel’s Sinhasan, Shrabani Deodhar’s Sarkarnaama, Chandrakant Kulkarni’s Aajcha Divas Majha etc. …

My forever

Forever is scary… The idea, the concept, the eternity. But me, I like a defined quantity. One day, two months, three years, four decades… Give me a number, Don’t say forever. Forever is scary. My forever is until I am.…

Then & Now

Back then we woke up as we pleased, showered if we felt like it. Ate elaborate home-cooked meals and spent the afternoon on the couch watching reruns of FRIENDS. In the evening we stepped out for a walk/drive if we…

Sexist banke Jiyo Parsi?

Late last night, scrolling over my Facebook timeline, I came across a brand new campaign by the Ministry of Minority Affairs to help the shrinking Parsi community. As someone married into a Zoroastrian Iranian family, I got excited and clicked…

One year. 365 days

Exactly a year ago, at 5.15 am someone called me. I just can’t remember who it was. ‘Papa gele,’ that voice announced. My papa. My grandfather was gone. Less than ten hours ago the doctors had predicted it. But I believed in…