Pop Culture Haunted Hearts: Lessons in Love & Loss from Ghost Stories of the Past
Failure in love can manifest in many ways – and ghosts represent different facets of that failure. Victorian ghost stories are unusual love stories; they were seldom about angry spirits looking to punish their lovers. These spectral tales also inspired Hindi films like Woh Kaun Thi.Add to list
Bollywood Coolie: Kader Khan’s Dialogues Remind Us of a Time When Secularism Wasn’t a Bad Word
The late Kader Khan wrote the dialogues of Coolie and gave us gems like “Tere haath mein maut ka samaan hai toh...mere seene pe khuda ka naam hai.” He also played the twisted antagonist Jafer, the very personification of greed, lust, and treachery. Thirty five years on, Coolie still remains a wholesome and entertaining film.Add to list
Bollywood You’ve Been Ghosted: Is There More to Bollywood Horror than Ramsay Brothers?
What next for Bollywood horror? Ramsay Brothers might be the most popular spooky filmmakers, but there is more to the genre. Decades later we continue to be haunted by tried-and-tested tropes – women in white, demonic possession, and bhoot banglas.Add to list
Culture Darna Mana Hai: What Lies Beneath Our Ghost Stories
Ghosts don’t exist in a vacuum. They are a culmination of numerous things – actual historical events, social oppressions, and injustice. They surround us; breathing, living entities, that are hoping we might inhale them and keep their legacy alive. Or occasionally, just offer them a piece of fish.Add to list