In Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Tollywood etc. whenever the on-screen characters have a problem, it’s usually followed by a direct confrontation and a bit of turbulence along the way, but in the end there’s always a positive outcome. This is the typical movie formula and it runs like clockwork. You’re probably thinking, “Well duh Sharan of course … More Confrontation In Real Life Isn’t Like The Movies!
You’re my buddy, my pal, my partner in crime, We’ve known each other for years but it feels like a lifetime! And I mean that in a good way, I can’t remember not having you around, To rant to, to get advice, to lift me up when I’m feeling down. But it’s not just the … More International Friendship Day
So yesterday night my sister and I decided to watch a film. We were browsing through Netflix when I stumbled upon a new-ish Bollywood movie called Dear Zindagi. My hard-to-please sister typically hates Bollywood. But I’d already watched this one before with a friend, and so I knew that the storyline was one that she would actually appreciate. So … More The Mental Health Taboo
When I was younger I strongly believed in the notion of fate. I was less ‘free will’ and more ‘everything happens for a reason’, largely because my mum’s always been very religious and also because I grew up watching nothing but Bollywood and Disney movies! However, as the years went on my perspective began to change. I … More What Goes Around Comes Around
Do you believe that there’s one person on this planet who was made for you and vice versa? That we all have one special person who we’re destined to be with forever and ever? I’m not so sure if I do. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that soul-mates exist (growing up watching Bollywood movies … More Soul-Mate?
Today it’s been exactly two years since the brutal gang rape of 23 year old physiotheraphy student Jyoti Singh on a bus in Delhi, a case which provoked outrage all over the world. Flicking through the newspaper about a week ago I stumbled upon another story which stated that a 26 year old Indian woman had reportedly been … More India’s Rape Culture
An explosion of exotic-coloured outfits: mango orange, ruby red, peacock blue, emerald green Glossy tresses of black hair are flicked back and forth in conversation Sparkling bindis are centred between immaculately shaped eyebrows Bright almond-shaped eyes are lined with thick black kohl Rosy, soft cheeks brush familiar faces when meeting and greeting Cherry lips part to reveal warm, … More The Beauty Of Indian Women
As you may know, if you’ve read my blog post about 90’s Bollywood films, I’m a huge Indian cinema fan! The magic and vibrancy that these South Asian films exude are unmatched by Hollywood in my opinion. No way would Brad Pitt or George Clooney ever be able to pull off wearing skin tight leather … More Romantic Expectations Heightened By Bollywood
Every day in my household at precisely 7pm just like clockwork my mum enters the dining room. She proceeds to scan the entire room until she finds the object of her desire… her ‘precious’, aka the Sky remote control. Following her successful acquisition of the prized object, she frantically presses the three digits that I … More A Star Plus Epidemic
Whenever someone asks me, ‘what was your favourite childhood film? The one that you could never get enough of, that was forever on repeat in your house?’ The first thing that flashes into my mind are the letters D-D-L-J… aka Yash Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge! Released in 1995 when I was only three years old, … More The Golden Era Of Bollywood AKA The 90’s!