Happy Ganesh Chathurthi everyone, and also Happy Navroz! We end this month on a high note as Sweety & Pappu weigh in on the top stories this week: we talk about the Supreme Court ruling to abolish the Triple Talaq and calling it unconstitutional, we talk about the arrest of the ‘guru of bling’ and the subsequent riots and deaths in Haryana.
In our gossip segment we share our thoughts on Tay Tay’s new song. Pappu tells you just why you need to make a movie date with your girlfriends and watch The Gentleman.
Stay tuned for later when we interview our special guest for this episode – Shweta Taneja author of YA novel The Matsya Curse, part deux of the Ananya Tantrist mysteries. We probe Shweta about inspiration behind her devil-may-care tantric investigator and what is her advice to mansplainers.
Enjoy the show!
Quotes from the episode:
“Our reactions as human beings to others, one that we call monsters or the supernatural or the paranormal are just fears that also reflect on who we are” – Shweta Taneja
“It fascinated me how you could play around with all the social mores. Speculative fiction gives you the freedom to kind of invert gender, class or caste issues and through humour, sneak in the thought.” – Shweta Taneja
“I won’t say biases only come in men, I think it comes in all genders. All three genders..!” – Shweta Taneja
Sound bytes from Inteqam (1988) and Judwaa (1997) and “Operate” by Peaches