On Losing Cornell

It’s been so long since I made an entry here, I have been in and out of it, be it depression, losing someone I love and just the sheer amount of stress when it comes to life. Something in me has been breaking down till I finally wrote this which was published on The Mighty….

La la land : Love in the times of reality!

Last year this time, I saw a movie that changed my definition of love for good. Tamasha by Imtiaz Ali, made me rethink all I thought I knew about love.  And here comes another. La La Land. Is more than a love story yet, love is all it is about.  A stunning montage of the…

Spoken word poetry : The journey so far!

It hasn’t been long, my dalliance with spoken word poetry. While I always have been writing, I never really found a direction I wanted my writing to be taken in. It was always trying my hand at this and that and seeing what works the best. And on a very similar conquest, I came across…

Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight : True Romance

Three years ago, a friend told me about two movies and ‘Nothing happening in the movie except conversations.’ and I think, Well, the guy who made the movies must have a lot of guts to have faith in his audience. Little did I know Richard Linklater, did not only have faith but a heart and…

Fashion : The most powerful Art Form there is..

The always inspiring Blair Waldorf says : ‘Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be. ‘ According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, Art is defined as aesthetic work. Art is supposed to be an…

Across the Universe : A Magical Mystery Tour

Director: Julie Taymor Runtime: 124 minutes Cast: Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson Here is a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk into the theater humming the songs. Julie Taymor‘s “Across the Universe” is an audacious marriage of cutting-edge visual techniques, heart-warming performances, 1960s history and the Beatles songbook. Sounds like a…

The Gift of being able to see things Beautifully..

-Written by Alanis Miagao Art taught me that everything is beautiful.   When you make love. When you create something. When you look outside your window to catch the sun set. Watching your favorite movie for the billionth time.   Beauty has no boundaries. Beauty is in everything that we see, feel and touch.  …

Love is the Only Reason We are Alive

Falling in love at 85, A poem by the American Poet, IN-Q. I recently stumbled upon this while just scrolling through poems and slams on Youtube. And can I just say, a poem can be anything from a drunken rant to a political agenda to a revolutionary saga. It can also be an epic love…

David Bowie : End of an Era : Rock’s Most Mutable Star

It is no exaggeration to say that modern music probably begins with David Bowie. Treating sound as style, and career development as a succession of artfully conceived paradigm shifts, Bowie had provided the blueprint for enduring megastar success ever since, from Michael Jackson to Madonna to U2 to Prince, Bowie’s mastery of the essential elements…

Tamasha : Imtiaz Ali did it again

Everyone I know asked me the same question today. How was Tamasha? Its Imtiaz Ali, A R Rahman, Irshad Kamil : Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. A movie couldn’t ask for a better team to work with and as viewers, its all of ours dream come true. Well. Let me start by saying. Tamasha isn’t…

Gulzar’s Lakeerein : A revelation

Revelation : Thesaurus.com defines the word revelation as the following:  rɛvəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun  a surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others. the divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence. I shall choose Gulzar for me as the latter meaning as calling the wok of Gulzar Saab, is divine….

Nicolas Ouchenir : Fashion’s Right Hand Man

I’ve often come across many faded and dog-eared postcards at antique shows with hand-written messages barely legible on the back. What’s always surprising is how elegant and expressive everyone’s handwriting seems to have been 100 years ago. There was a time when every postcard, contract, or love letter was a thing of beauty – giving…