My earliest memories of TV ads was this girl, whose skin tone resembled mine, looking upset. She had been rejected by a man who had come to ‘see her’ with his family – to select her as his bride. She failed the test for being ‘too dark’. A good friend/or
… i just saw this ad on twitter And, a number of things struck me. The producer in me wondered about the production logistics of shooting this. It must have been a task. Just the thought of socially distancing a crew makes me glad that I am not producing anymore.
.. can be devestating. There is a bloodbath in the post-COVID job market, and it is sparing no one. Senior management, middle management, fresh recruits, support staff, housekeeping, all are impacted – and there is no hope in sight. A few days ago, I spoke with a former colleague who
As India eases the COVID lockdown, this is what is terrifying. The only curve that has flattened seems to be that of the economy. The cases of infection are rising. And, then you see a tweet like this from a CM of a state/muncipality with one of the highest mortality
A few days ago Donald Trump, the President of the United States tweeted, as he usually does But, what was unusual was that twitter slapped a fact check label on this, that derailed the not very stable President of the US. He responded by tweeting this But, he just didn’t
There is a humanitarian crisis unfolding in front of our eyes, and yet despite story after story that hits our screens, there seems to be nothing that seems to be abating the anguish and heartbreak of those walking home from the cities they helped build and run. At the core
Yesterday, on my twitter TL, was a man lamenting about his life. He is a senior executive in some company, has two kids, and mentioned his wife doesn’t work. I am not putting up a screenshot or linking to that thread, because there is no point in making him a
Bhima: The Lone Warrior, by MT Vasudevan Nair is a retelling of the Mahabharata from Bhima’s point of view. Many years ago, when social media was a distant glint in a very far away horizon, there used to be a network of bloggers who I followed regularly. I remember reading