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    Online Teaching Hype – Where is the mute button?

    In times of pandemics, wars, and natural calamities, we change our ways of doing and thinking. Sometimes, we come up with a solution that endures beyond the troubled times and makes the world a better place. Think of, radars, microwaves, vaccines, antibiotics, etc. Where does online teaching fall in this spectrum? The covid-19 pandemic has…

    Honeygiver among the Dogs – How to marry Film noir with Eastern Mysticism?

    The answer is to travel the misty mountains of the Bhutanese countryside and to the dusty ramshackle township of Thimpu following a femme fatale, Choden (Sonam Tashi Choden ) accused of murder and a no-nonsense cop, Kingsley (Jamyang Wangchuk). ‘Honeygiver among the dogs’, a Bhutanese movie by a debut Bhutanese director Dechen Roder is old…

  • Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastan – Film Review

    (spoilers ahead) This is one of my all-time favourite movies. A charming arthouse flick that feels like the inside of a pre-liberalization era rotary dial telephone. Its production values, in this Netflix-era, will make you cringe, the editing is uneven and the sound feels like it’s coming out of the speaker of a Premier Padmini.…

  • Fear and Loathing of Quarantine – Notes from the Plague days

    A tiny beast has changed the world. This microscopic entity named after the gigantic burning star, who’s name I will not take, with its pathetically small string of genetic material has created havoc in the way we live and die across the earth. Everything started with a mutation in one of the beast’s molecules, so…