THE WRITTEN WORD

Mihir Choughule, Prashanthi Subramaniam, Vrinda Loiwal

The Weekend Specials

Books & Starters Seeing Like a Feminist (Nivedita Menon) The first book that equipped me, a layperson, to see the world through a feminist lens. I surprise myself by finding valuable learnings to be gleaned from the book each time I revisit a page.  Described thus: “For Nivedita Menon, feminism is not about a moment… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Mihir Choughule, Prashanthi Subramaniam, Roshini Suparna Diwakar

The Weekend Specials

  Films & Starters The Intouchables This is one of those feel-good movies, something that can be watched idly on the weekends, a movie that stays fresh and resplendent even after multiple viewings. The majority of that is down to the sheer camaraderie & bonhomie on display throughout the two lead actors. The premise of… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Asnah Anver, Mihir Choughule

The Weekend Specials

TV Shows & Starters Happy Valley (Season 1 & 2) In this so-called Golden Age of television, crime dramas are aplenty; switch the channel and there's a good chance that you will find yourself in the midst of guns, gore & blood. Happy Valley is no different - but it is so much more than… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Mihir Choughule, Roshini Suparna Diwakar

The Weekend Specials

Web Series & Starters Lauren (WIGS Youtube Channel) The WIGS Youtube channel tells stories about the lives of women, from a series that centres around a woman struggling with postpartum depression to one who is exploring speed dating to a short film on abortion. Lauren is about a young woman soldier who reports her gang-rape by… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

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The Case Against The Jury  

You don’t have to have legal associations, be black or even been born to know about the OJ Simpson murder trial, arguably the most famous legal trial of all time and an indelible part of modern folklore. The case received unprecedented media coverage – right from the car chase to the actual trial itself. The… Continue reading The Case Against The Jury  

Asnah Anver, Prashanthi Subramaniam, Roshini Suparna Diwakar

The Weekend Specials

  Films & Starters (500) Days of Summer [2009] One of my favourites, this is the perfect light but smart romantic comedy- that is, full disclosure, not a love story - good for weekend viewing. Perhaps romantic comedy is a bit of a misnomer - by its own definition, it is a 'boy meets girl' story… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Mihir Choughule, Prashanthi Subramaniam, Roshini Suparna Diwakar

The Weekend Specials

  Podcasts & Appetizers Remembering Oliver Sacks  Over the past weekend, famed British neurologist Oliver Sacks would have celebrated his 83rd birthday. The author, known for his eclectic work in documenting curious cases of neuropathology and its effects on behaviour and mental health, captured the imagination of his readers with his narrative style of unravelling… Continue reading The Weekend Specials

Asnah Anver, Mihir Choughule, Prashanthi Subramaniam

The Weekend Specials

Television Shows & Appetizers OUTLANDER (2014-) Historical dramas are aplenty in this so-called golden age of television. Some are fantasy-oriented whilst others are based in real, historical fact. Outlander is a mixture of the two: set during the Jacobite rebellion in the mid-1700s, but being quite liberal with the source material and the historical accuracy… Continue reading The Weekend Specials