Articles by Lakshmi Govindrajan Javeri
Jan 12, 2019
Koffee with Karan — Why do guests get all the flak for their answers while the host remains unscathed?Why are we more accommodating towards Karan Johar and offended by Hardik Pandya?
Dec 18, 2018
Virat Kohli's churlishness, and our justification of it, is a testament to how little Indians value good behaviourVirat Kohli, in fact, is only representative of what we’re increasingly becoming. A world so full of itself, so quick to be offended, so swift to judge, so lacking in grace and overcompensating with confidence, so insular that the idea of The Other is repulsive because it somehow dilutes our understanding of ourselves.
Nov 30, 2018
Shubha Mudgal on OML's #MeToo row, NH7 Weekender concert: 'What is needed is a clean-up, not a closing down'Shubha Mudgal asks, 'Would a closure of the company or companies like OML, or a complete closedown of events like NH7 Weekender be the solution to the almost all-pervasive problem of women being exploited in workplaces?'
Nov 16, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody movie review: Rami Malek is outstanding in a shoddy patchwork of Freddie Mercury's life eventsBohemian Rhapsody feels like listening to a 'Greatest Hits' compilation instead of experiencing the band’s discography from within.
Nov 15, 2018
Before Bohemian Rhapsody, a look at other memorable musician biopics, from The Doors to RayAhead of Bohemian Rhapsody's release in India, we revisit five other exceptional music biopics.
Oct 11, 2018
#SingIndiaSing: Rahul DaCunha and Bugs Bhargava on staging India’s first all-original English musicalIn #SingIndiaSing, compelling performances on stage, enchanting songs and intelligent use of technology will drive the story of three contestants and a masked girl in a singing reality competition
Oct 06, 2018
#MeToo: A personal account of dealing with harassment over a nearly two-decade media careerWhy do we joke with the very people who make us uncomfortable? Why do we shrug off damning judgment from both men and women when we tackle sexual harassment in a way that is unconventional? Why do we ignore the branding of being “easy because you’re chirpy”? #MeToo
Oct 05, 2018
Paddy Fields 2018: In its third edition, the fest offers perfect representation of India’s musical heritageJugalbandi, a musical structure that is common in classical music, finds prominence at Paddy Fields this year
Oct 04, 2018
Piano & A Microphone 1983: The dilemma in loving Prince's posthumous album, a masterclass in musicThe first album to be released since his death in 2016, is more a snapshot into the life of Prince in 1983, than a well-planned, produced masterpiece.
Sep 16, 2018
Akarsh Khurana on his troubled play Bombay Dying, and how wit finds a way into his writing'While writing, it is very important to be true to your own voice,' says Akarsh Khurana. 'Write what you know and what you have researched.'