Observations and Reflections

Month: May 2023 (page 1 of 1)

Exploring the horrors that still plague indian society: Dahaad

Following the success of Amazon Prime Video’s recent OTT releases, Dahaad is an inspiring story that doesn’t shy away from pointing out the flaws in our societal and governing structures. Show creators Reema Katgi and Zoya Akhtar explore difficult issues, such as caste prejudice, misogyny, and Islamophobia that still continue to thrive in our democratic and secular nation, even though most of the show’s intended audience would rather pretend that they no longer exist.

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An Imploration to Celebrate Life: Suzume

Much like most of the director Makoto Shinkai’s work, Suzume’s emotional core sucker punches you as you follow a tale of far-fetched supernatural occurrences. Bringing back themes of time, remembrance, and the butterfly-effect from his previous films, Shinkai weaves a narrative that emphasizes the importance of learning to live with our traumas, rather than suppressing them.

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A Rather Boring met gala

At this year’s MET Gala, most celebrities found it relatively easy to stick to the theme, owing to its simplicity and directness, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. But the result was extremely boring, drawing a response of apathy from its audience.

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