• STORIES OF INDIA

    STORIES OF INDIA is a series of story-led conversations from various corners of the world, curating the experiences of being Indian. What is the idea of India? What does it stand for? Which stories of life are reflective of the country and its culture? The objectives of the STORIES OF INDIA series: 1. to understand the past and present of India from the perspectives of various thought leaders and change agents, making a difference in diverse disciplines. 2. to discuss the stories representative …

  • THE STAR FROM ANOTHER SKY: Sushant Singh Rajput's presence on Instagram

    Abstract: In a year that overwhelmed us with the many lives lost, the promising young actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on 14th June, 2020. We delve deep into the Instagram posts of Mr. Rajput in an attempt to understand his cerebral and stirring posts. He contemplated the universe, life and the human condition in several posts, characterized by an economy of words but a striking beauty of expression. We try to unearth his philosophy of life aided by his interviews and other secondary sourc…

  • Dismantling the Gendered Culture in Dressing and Fashion: The Ranveer Singh Saga

    (Photograph from Google) “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre In the last twelve years, the one name that has constantly turned heads and spawned excitement is none other than Ranveer Singh! Debuting in Bollywood with the film Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), he has further made his mark in the mainstream entertainment industry with massive hits…

  • APPEARANCE OF JOHN ABRAHAM AND THE CHALLENGE IT CREATED FOR HIS LEADING LADIES

    The primary attraction of a John Abraham film is that it stars John Abraham. Who hadn’t ogled at John Abraham’s well chiselled physique when he carved his niche in Bollywood with his dashing features and dimpled smile? He was one of the six-pack stalwarts to introduce the concept of Ecto-Mesomorph in Bollywood and instantly made every woman drool over him while every man aspired to match his fitness. His iconic look in yellow shorts from Dostana invited a lot of oomph. Be it Jism, Paap, or Desi …

  • Little Oddities

    There is only one story and that is the story of all of us. A story of birth with its promise of death and sporadic adventures of being the victor and the vanquished. The feelings each brings with it, whether it be against life or against something in it. All our lives can be pixelated into this linear sequence that exists in a cyclical pattern in time. My story is the same as the story of the great philosopher who lived a thousand years before me as well as the timid nomad who will live a thous…

  • Flux. Context. Reel.

    Flux In a fine state of flux We swirl away, as Tradition / avant-garde, Conventional / contemporary Rub shoulders and Vie for space, time, space...space... Making ours such a confusing, challenging Extraordinary moment of existence! Four creative artistes Got together to tell us their stories Which are ours really And we listened rapt, Demolishing some stereotypes Seeing them transform before our eyes! It's time to explore and realise How things are slowly changing with time... The demure ghungh…

  • Tapestry – Green, Gourd, Golden, Space

    Green The essence of earth is Green Awash in golden harvests, A bridal turmeric tinge. পৃথিবীর সার মর্ম সবুজ সোনার অন্নে ঢাকা, গায়ে হলুদ Space The pre-colonial kitchen, was a space between the public and the private, says Dr Dey, where love, warmth and nourishment were exchanged, even with strangers, who could just walk in! Access is something that disappeared with colonization. Kitchens became intensely private places, ensconced within households, and closed to casual visitors. When the…

  • Abstract and Excerpt: TMYS Review December 2022

    Amazon India link for TMYS Review December 2022 (Available worldwide via Amazon) *** NOTE FROM THE SERIES EDITOR by Dr. Sourav Banerjee ************** TMYS Review, a quarterly imprint of www.tellmeyourstory.biz (TMYS), began in 2020 with the vision of popularising stories from personal experiences and academic research. Diverse themes covered under TMYS Review are conscious about documenting women's history of a generation because for every subject, every topic, women have a different story to t…

  • DEVI: A Talk Series

    DEVI: A Talk Series Moderated by Haimanti Bagchi SATYA: The Revelation of Truth A panel discussion to explore the new released crime stories, the characters, the plots and the revelation of truth. The topic of divine revelation, has been a long standing and central focus in philosophical discussions, has been deep rooted in our culture and our discussions over morality. Sometimes the revelations are manifested, whereas some revelations are non manifestational. In short, the mortal life revolve…

  • Archive: SOCIETY & ARTISTIC ENDEAVOURS Project

    THE DIGITAL CONVERSATIONS TMYS Facebook LIVE with global thought-leaders under TMYS Review December 2022, in collaboration with Oxford University Press. The book under the project will be available soon. (I) PORTRAYAL OF RELIGION IN ARTFORMS: moderated by Tishya Majumder Deific Craftsmanship through Sculptures and Handicrafts. Depiction and preservation of religious narratives through handmade articraft. Delegate Speakers: Jack Snell-Ryan Peter Stewart Dhruva Mistry 2. Pious Renditions throu…


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