Hello and welcome to the Lounge Podcast. Today we speak to Lounge columnist Nandini Ramnath, who is Time Out’s national film critic. Nandini speaks to us about Bollywood’s obsession with Kashmir. In her column this week in Lounge, Nandini ponders why Bollywood is constantly attempting films on the Kashmir crisis even while other conflict zones are overlooked. The Sanjay Dutt starrer, Lamha, which hit theatres yesterday, is the latest in a long line of such movies.
In other news, the fashion industry’s blue–eyed boy, Sabyasachi, has just opened his first flagship store in Mumbai. And there, apart from his plush Anarkali cuts and patchwork fabrics he is presenting something unique—woven sarees in vintage Italian biscuit tins. He’s selling these at Rs3500 (you did get that right). Sabyasachi has been very supportive of Indian artisans throughout his career. This is part of what he calls his ‘Save a Sari’ initiative where all proceeds go to weavers.
On the books front, Chandrahas Choudhury reviews two newly translated gems from Russian fiction.
And to wrap up, our film critic Sanjukta Sharma reviews the Cannes-returned film, Udaan.
That’s all from us at the Lounge Podcast today. Have a great weekend and do join us next week.
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