Author

Rupam Jain

“IN THE NEAR FUTURE, EVERY PERSON WILL SEEK A PERFORMANCE COACH”
The whole country seems to be awaiting the truth behind actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. We wouldn’t want to jump into the bandwagon of name calling, media trials and accusing people… what we would like instead is to know the process of pressure that begins...
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THESE HEROES AMONG US
They say it is in the most difficult of situations that you realize who really is going to be there for you. And sometimes, they can be strangers. Absolute strangers. While most of us stayed locked in our homes during the lockdown, and rightly so,...
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WHY ARE WE BEHAVING LIKE THE PANDEMIC IS OVER?
Pretense is humanity’s greatest identity. Because it strikes a familiarity. A familiarity we have grown up with, learning to ‘overlook’ things, ‘act’ as if nothing happened, and ‘behave normally.’ It’s so ingrained in us that we know nothing more than to go back to our...
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THE SADNESS YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT
There’s one question I have been avoiding. How are you doing? ‘Okay’ wasn’t the answer. ‘Not okay’ would take longer. And I didn’t know where to begin. Or, if I could tell you. Can I? I know all about ‘it’s okay to talk’, but you...
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FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS
As a nine-year-old, she saw a relative beat up a dog. That left her shocked and scarred. She rushed to the police station to lodge a complaint. “But they laughed,” she says, “it got me really upset that people weren’t taking an action. I knew...
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NOT FIFTY SHADES GREY, DARKER OR FREED
Anyone of you ever feel that you are in a constant ‘crossover’ situation? To me, it seems eternal. I was born in a year ending with ‘9’ on a date ‘11’. I am, like many of us, a part of the switch from one century...
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WHEN FOOD DID/DIDN’T US APART
We were to meet in the March of 2015, for the first time. I was excited, to say the least. This was the first time I felt attached without meeting the person in person; also, without video calls. Yeah! There was something very mesmerizing of...
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I LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES, DO NOT REPEAT THEM AND DEFINITELY DO NOT CARRY IT AS BAGGAGE
She belongs to the ‘mega’ family. Megastar Chiranjeevi is her dad; actor Ram Charan her brother. But pardon us that introduction of her; it’s not her only identity. The reason we chose this introduction, however, is because we asked her how did costume designing happen,...
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IN AN INDUSTRY WHERE ONLY THE FITTEST SURVIVE, I HAVE STRIVED TO MAKE MY OWN MARK
The interview took long. The wait, I mean. It took longer than any interview I have done in the past. We aren’t complaining though. Let’s understand, Varun Tej is a busy man. He is only 29. And he is focused. Well, he plays a gangster...
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SAFE FOR NOW, BUT FOR HOW LONG?
As someone who often struggles with the question: ‘Who am I?’ meeting Rohingya refugees at the camp that currently serves as their shelter, hit me hard. I couldn’t find an Uber to Balapur, in the Old City, in Hyderabad, where the camp is located. Not...
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