Has Bollywood influenced Indian Male Behaviour?

Anti-mimesis is a philosophical position that holds the direct opposite of Aristotelian mimesis. Its most notable proponent is Oscar Wilde who in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying said that, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”. That raises a very important question for us. If Indian cinema is…

Did Bollywood make us the world’s biggest whisky drinkers?

India’s drinking patterns differ significantly from any other market in the world. Much has been written about how India is the world’s largest whisky market. Unfortunately most of what we drink is technically rum since it is made from cane rather than grain. A little whisky flavouring to…

The National Anthem in theatres might have its roots in Socialism

When I lived in China, I heard many stories of life during the Cultural Revolution. One of them was related to me by a colleague of mine. It was 1998 and the Titanic was one of the 10 international films released in China during the time. Imagine that…