Dear friends, fillum fans, occasional visitors,
My blogging has slowed to a trickle in recent weeks due to the sudden illness and now passing of my mother.
She was an incredibly strong woman who emigrated to the US in search of better career options. Thanks to her work in the travel industry, she showed me the world during my childhood, having brought me around most of Europe, parts of Asia and Latin America before I even reached secondary school. We continued to travel together as I grew into adulthood, visiting Argentina, Brazil, and Italy often.
Now, it’s my turn to take the lead on a trip, and bring her home to Ireland one last time.
I had wanted to put up some thoughts on Jaane Tu… and America the Beautiful, but they may have to wait.
If time allows, in between all the preparations, I’ll try and post copies of some recent interviews, including with singer and musician Kailash Kher and author Anita Jain.
Do check back from time to time between now and later in August. If I see any interesting filmi sights in Ireland, I’ll throw up a few pics. I understand our old neighborhood, a suburb, has not one, but two, Indian restaurants now.
A sea change, indeed, from the very homogeneous land of my childhood.