Lopamudra Ghatak

  • Girl, don't be a woman soon

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Her hair bounced in the air as she took two sprightly steps at a time, climbing down the stairs of a dilapidated, dank building. Confidence...

  • Why Christian Basti is not Guwahati's shame alone

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    At 17, life is about chocolates, crushes and (sometimes) career choices. Not in that order, though! It is about getting ready to break out of...

  • 'Blue', an honest attempt at chronicling love, lust 14-02-2012 01:06 PM

    The blurb promised 'Sri Lanka's first collection of 17 scorching short stories and poems that evoke a world of heady sensuality and offer a veritable smorgasbord of spicy fantasies'. Now I usually don't judge a book by its cover - and this one had a sensual, bared-back woman with a...
  • India furious over US advice on Anna's fast 13-08-2011 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare's upcoming August 16 fast has now caused an Indo-US diplomatic row, in addition to domestic politics. Even as the Indian government dithers over whether to extend Anna's 3-day fast at the Jay Prakash Narayan Park in Delhi, the US has advised India on how to deal...
  • Why no one but Bachchan could have done 'Paa'

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    The child is father of the Man. After watching two-and-half-hours of the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Paa', William Wordsworth's lines from 'The Rainbow' never felt more ...

  • Season of kiss and make up: Ambanis to Jaswant

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Forgiveness is in the air. Or so it seems. First it was the multi-millionaire Ambani brothers who kind of declared an end to ...

  • Bhopal, 1984: Agony and my grand-aunt

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    December 1984 was supposed to be happy family time. A wedding in the family meant relatives from all over would be congregating in Calcutta. Joy,...

  • Why Mamata Banerjee should stay put in Calcutta

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    As a child growing up in the Calcutta of 90's, I so so (as they say it in 2010!) liked Mamata Banerjee. And I had...

  • RIP Nirupama: Love is a lonely song

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Twenty-two is no age to die. Not when you are young, vivacious and ready to take on the world as you follow your dreams, which...

  • Hyderabadi biryani for Shoaib Malik

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Ok. Takeaway for the week going by: All's well that ends well. In love. In impending marriages. In televised romance-turned-betrayal-dramas which transcend borders. And otherwise....

  • IPL3: All song and no dance

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    They all came - most of them from across the seas. They saw - while we tried to see why we had to see ...

  • Women's Bill: Equally Unequal

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Yesterday was International Women's Day. A day when almost all communication across print, visual and social media screamed that Woman Power needed to be feted....

  • Don't let your CEO watch Up In The Air

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    If you are a salaried professional, go and watch Up In The Air. But while you are at it, make sure that the CEO of...

  • Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin...

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    It was 1999. The month was mid-August or September, I can't remember clearly. And I was still in college. PVR Cinemas still hadn't ...

  • Oh Terry toh!

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    By now, John Terry is no longer relegated to innocuous headlines. The man, after all, has lost his job. Terry, over the past week, has...

  • Amar Singh ji, dil to bachcha hai ji…

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    By now, it's no secret that Amar Singh makes for some real good entertainment. Whatever he does, he does in style. Be it a weekday...

  • When the Big B came, saw and conquered

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    I am still recovering. From a reaction to a phenomenon called Amitabh Bachchan --a phenomenon that can leave you numb and completely transport ...

  • When Reality (TV) Hurts

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Last week, there was social (un)consciousness of sorts created when the media reported that Shinjini Sengupta, a 16-year-old girl from Kolkata, had become the first...

  • Forum: Justice delayed is not justice denied 28-05-2008 12:19 PM

    Dubai: Hosts Sri Lanka will swing into ICC World Twenty20 mood as they take on Pakistan in a two-match international series with both teams looking to move up the ICC T20 Championship table. Sri Lanka, who will host ICC World Twenty20, need to win the series 2-0 if they are...
  • Your Say: Not a safe place to be? 19-05-2008 03:04 PM

    Karachi: Banned Pakistan pacer Mohammed Asif believes that with the completion of his jail sentence for spot-fixing, one of the most difficult phases of his life has hopefully come to an end. I was punished and I have served my time and now this chapter is closed for me, Asif...