During summer holidays, on the days when it was too rainy to go out, and before I discovered boys, I used to enjoy seeing how many books I could read by the time I returned to school in September.
In a similar vein, back in 2006, after almost 10 years of avid consumption of the latest Bombay releases, I decided to go on ek filmi safar that summer and see how many Hindi movies – the older ones, the newest ones, and repeats of some favorites – I could watch and review over the space of those 90 or so days of summer.
Comments, ideas, reminiscences about favorites, were then – and still are – all welcome and encouraged.
In the years since first starting this blog, I’ve also been doing some articles about various aspects of the Indian film bijness and also about authors and musicians. You can find some of those clips here.
Also, I’ve expanded the reach of this blog to include reference to Ireland’s many cultural contributions to the world, be it film or writing or music. My roots are there, and like most 2nd gen kids, I have a deep affection and curiosity for the ancestral homeland. And I’m always on the lookout to see if and where India and Ireland cross paths.
Years ago I also started a blog about non-filmi matters (are there any??) here.
And lately I’ve also been kindly invited by my chums Amrita and Beth to occasionally join them on a wonderful venture they’ve got going called Masala Zindabad. They have podcasts, transcripts of chats about various films, and much, much more.
You can reach me here firstname.lastname@example.org and you can follow me on Twitter @filmiholic