*seeti*

Paromita writes - Lust Stories refuses to play with any confidence, joy or even cerebral thrill and so never creates a filmic rendition of the lustful, desirous or desirable. There is something so bhadralok about this unwillingness to implicate yourself — to touch what is considered impure, an anthropological air about ‘people’ — as if lust … Continue reading *seeti*

Categories of Art (3) : A Thousand Splendid Versions – On Ramayana & Sita Sings the Blues

Being familiar with the epic and having grown up watching it on TV in the 1990s (Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana tele-series) the first reaction to Sita Sings the Blues (SSTB) was of amusement. Here was something fresh in its colours, ideas and presentation and which didn’t preach, in fact it enquired! Also, that the shadow puppets- … Continue reading Categories of Art (3) : A Thousand Splendid Versions – On Ramayana & Sita Sings the Blues