PARTITION Stories of separation by Sonam Kalra

Currently this is, perforce, a Delhi-NCR-centric review, but one hopes that this latest show by Sonam Kalra will travel the country and beyond… “Partition Stories of Separation” was performed for the first time at Delhi’s India Habitat Centre in front of a sold-out audience this weekend. A show devoted to the trauma and sorrow …

Indian Summers Season 2

I have no excuse.  No excuse whatsoever. A little under a year ago, in this very same blog, I shared with you my thoughts on Indian Summers, a TV drama that…well, let’s just say underwhelmed me totally. Hey, why mince words? I thought “Indian Summers” was absolutely terrible.  Truly terrible, despite …

A Bigger Splash

What a strange film this is. Fab cast – Ralph Fiennes and the drop dead gorgeous Tilda Swinton. Clothes to die for. Well, Ms Swinton’s at any rate. Her 1940s and 1950s Dior-designed look is too, too fabulous and she was a visual joy.  Those backless dresses are simply stunning. …

UNCLE VANYA at the Almeida Theatre, London

Let’s start with a disclaimer, shall we? I’m not a “professional” critic, nor, sad to say, even a regular theatre-goer these days.  (Further disclaimer : I live in New Delhi, and so am many, many miles from anything remotely resembling London’s amazing theatre life.) Even so, the level of bowled-over-ness …