Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela’ doesn’t tell you anything new, that you don’t know already after watching Bollywood movies for two decades. Based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, it wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the ending. Rest of the film is also typical. Boy meets girl from rival family. Falls in lust. Then, in love. Elopes. Gets caught. Cries. Dies.
One of the earliest memories that I have of my childhood is, my grandmother giving my sister and me a good body massage with ayurvedic oil, right before a bath. She used to massage and lubricate our legs, hands and body for almost half and hour. I remember her telling us that, it is good for our health and it will help us grow faster. As time has passed by, I have realized how right she was, and how important it is, in the over all development of a child. Continue reading
As I grew up, all I did was carefully construct walls around me, to protect myself from people. From being too attached. Determined not to give someone that space to come so close that they have the power to hurt me or affect me in anyway. There was always a distance, a determined aloofness, that gave me the cool confidence to carry on with life. Continue reading