Face-to-face

Conversations about mamta In the previous blogpost, we examined shades of mamta, the popular emotion of ‘mother’s love’ in many Indian languages, its origins and many meanings. For those of you who missed it, you can return to the discussion here: https://masalachaimusings.com/2017/12/01/she-loves-me-she-loves-me-not/ This week, we provide you with an unfiltered, intimate conversation between the same…

Sports for girls……..and boys (of course)

In the news item discussion today, we post a recent article about the Indian women's hockey team and follow it up with a brief discussion about sports for children, both boys and girls. News extract from: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/girl-power-on-the-womens-asia-cup-hockey-win/article19993679.ece "India may have won the final of the women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament against China in a penalty shootout, but it was…

“All the leaves are brown…..” A Review of “Daughters of Destiny” a documentary series on Netflix

Preetha’s face is bathed in candlelight as she raises her voice to a distant song from the 60’s. The heavy tropical air brings beads of perspiration around her mouth as she ends breathlessly: “……on such a winter’s dayeee…….on such a winter’s dayeee”, and one can barely hold back the tears for some unknown reason. Soon…

“Where is she and what is she doing?” How the stories I read shaped what I do

By Neha Singh When I was growing up in the eighties, I read a lot. Enid Blytons, Nancy Drews, Russian folktales, Grimms' fairytales, Hardy boys, Agatha Christies, Tintin, Asterix comics etc. etc. There was one thing in common in all these books and comics, none of them were Indian. I grew up reading about characters,…