The Everest Of The Ocean And The Thrill Of The
Advertisements are something we see inadvertently every single day. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t see a newspaper publicising a brand or a billboard on the street hyping a product. Advertisements play a huge role in our lives, influencing almost every decision we make and every small irrelevant thing we buy- and sometimes, they prove to be more of a stumbling block than a remedy.
QUAD, also known as the Quadrilateral security dialogue, has been making rounds in the news a lot lately. It is widely portrayed as a strategic military alliance between its member nations, India, United States of America, Japan and Australia. While that is true, it does not describe the partnership in its entirety.
Ah! The good old question of women and how the film industry has treated them, on and off the silver screen for close to a century. From shoving female leads into ‘refrigerators’ (causing harm to a minor character for the character development of the lead) to the manic pixie dream girl syndrome, women in cinema have been subjected to it all.
Cover pages matter. Especially on days when you browse through a bookshop aimlessly. It is impossible to not run your fingers across the spines of the books as you drift from one rack to another. Usually, we gravitate towards racks that hold our favourite genre and/or writer’s work. This book however, made my head turn. It was present in the self-care section, one that I don’t ever glance towards. Something about this cover seemed to invite me. I didn’t purchase it, but the one word title was seared into my memory.