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A continuing collaboration

‘Open’ magazine has published three of my articles so far.

On the afternoon of June 7, 2018, I received a call from an editor at the mag asking me to do an essay on the Rajinikanth-starrer Kaala. Lucky for me, I was already outside the theatre with a ticket in my pocket. I tremendously enjoyed writing this article because the Superstar, no matter what you think of him, is always fun for me to watch. Here’s the link to the article.

Here’s the review of AR Rahman’s latest biography.

Talking on the phone with the erudite Rajiv Menon was at first a bit scary. Just as I was getting warmed up to him, the 45-minute-long interview came to an end. I will always have fond memories of his courteousness, generosity and kindness. Transcribing this interview was the hardest part. The man spoke quite a lot and I ended up chopping quite a bit of what he said to keep the article to a certain length. Here’s that story.