Articles by Parul Bhandari
Film analysis | Parallel Mothers: Of war, loss, trauma, and womanhood
Madres Paralelas is a film not only about a shared experience of motherhood but also refers to the parallels between mothers across generations, who are tied together by a shared tragedy of loss — the loss of their husbands and sons to war.
Published on Mar 24, 2022 04:20 PM IST
Thinking beyond love and arranged marriages
Contemporary Indian romance, intimacies, and marriages are far more complex than surveys, reality TV shows, or social institutions make them out to be
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:24 AM IST
A Suitable Boy: Where love is intricate and the personal is political
Nair’s adaptation has captured well how the personal is always political, and has explained well that religion, pride, and intent create an intricate web that is to be traversed in order to find a suitable spouse.
Updated on Nov 03, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Matchmaking illustrates the ills of Indian society | Opinion
A recent Netflix show has accurately captured the gendered politics of arranged marriages, with its biases
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Parasite: A defining film on class relations, inequality
Through smell and sight, it depicts the intimacies that bind and the resentments that divide the haves and have-nots
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 08:11 PM IST