Category Archives: Editorials

Bombay and Alienation: Interview with Island City’s Ruchika Oberoi

Disclaimer: I talked to Ms. Oberoi in 2016 on phone soon after the premiere of her film Island City at the 2015 Mumbai Film Festival. This was originally written for The Review Monk but never published due to last minute edits. I am publishing this today without her approval. Island City is the dazzling debut […]

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My Experience at IMDb’s First-Ever Contributor Meet-Up

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Describing my wonderful experience at the recently wrapped-up IMDb contributors’ event in Mumbai. With Col Needham.

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My Experience at MAMI’s Young Critics Lab

This is a long-form take on Young Critics Lab, the annual workshop on film criticism for youngsters organized by MAMI which is the organization behind the Mumbai Film Festival. I attended all the three rounds of the lab in 2017 between August and October, which typically ends with the finalists attending the week-long festival in […]

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The Lost Feeling of Graduation

How it feels to graduate from an Indian University where mismanagement is the essence. A chronicle of my experiences of my graduation day as I received my degree certificate in the worst way possible.

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At The Movies With My Future Son

The year is 2025. My wife has ditched me and instead gone to a girls-only party. A fanatic movie enthusiast that I am, I took my ten-year old son to the movies. Since 2015, I have never heard an offensive/objectionable word in a film, nor have I witnessed any glorification of bloodshed (a feature I instead witness […]

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    Tejas Nair is a freelance writer based in Mumbai, India. He writes about cinema, literature, current affairs, culture, and society. He manages search-based digital campaigns for Publicis. more »