Movie Review: After Life

If you could take only one memory with you to the afterlife, what would it be? This simple question forms the basis for Hirokazu Koreeda’s Japanese film After Life. The movie is set in that limbo period between life and the afterlife. Before progressing to the afterlife, each person who dies arrives at a facility…

The Year In Review: Mess Committee

Members: Balaji Harish Iyer (Convener), Pragya Mishra, Bharat Gupta (Co-Convener), Rangashree T.K., Nishtha Sinha, Purushottam Mishra, Mohit Mehta, Malavika Parthasarathy, Shashank Meena, Trishaa Bansal. Nominated members: Shashank Meena, Maloth Chandrashekher, Yashika Singh Resigned: Maloth Chandrashekhar, Kritika Vidyarthi. This past year has been a challenging one for the Mess Committee. After the mess contractor was let go, the…

The Year In Review: Hostel Welfare Committee

Members: Ankita Mathur (Convener), Savy, Siddharth K. Santosh (Acting Convener), Hardik Singh, Yashasvi Tripathi, Arushi Dua, Itisha Awasthi, Kriti Srivastava, Mahima Jain The Hostel Welfare Committee is unfortunately one that, no matter how much work they do, it never seems to be enough. There is always something amiss somewhere in the hostel; be it a…

Review :The Imitation Game

For those of you who have been living under a rock, here’s a fun fact: The Imitation Game, a biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director. The movie is based on the life of Alan Turing, a British mathematician and cryptographer, who is…

Sex and the witty – Foucault’s History of Sexuality

  The History of Sexuality is Michel Foucault’s three-volume study on the sexuality of the western world. The Will to Knowledge (la volonté de savoir) or the first volume was first published in 1976 and became an instant talking point in most conversations across the world (for all those who understood this really dense book). Foucault was…

Persepolis: A Book Review

I know that most of you will know this as the film, but true to my pseudo-intellectual bourgeois-ness, I will tell you that it was a book first. A graphic novel, actually, written by Marjane Satrapi. At the outset, I want to say two things: first, that in the light of the recent awareness of…