In HerStoryRecommends this week, we bring to you stories of weddings and bridezillas from the new Amazon Prime Original, 'Made in Heaven', and want you to get into the groove with rapper Raja Kumari.Rekha Balakrishnan
It may be a day after International Women’s Day, but the spirit of celebrating ourselves continues throughout the year. Also, we successfully pulled off the first Women On A Mission Summit on March 6, and still can’t get over the experience of meeting so many incredible women, all under one roof. So this week, we recommend a potpourri of what tugged at our heart-strings, and hope you will like them too.
Sudha Murty certainly needs no introduction. As a widely read author and philanthropist, she has endeared herself to millions of Indians. At the Women on a Mission Summit, she was at her witty and eloquent best, speaking about her life and work; the conversation peppered with anecdotes of her struggle to break through gender barriers. Since we love the lady to bits, we are recommending her book, Here, There and Everywhere: Best-Loved Stories of Sudha Murthy. A collection of 22 stories from her various collections across languages, including two new ones, the book explores her different experiences in life – as the only girl in an engineering college, her literary journey, and her view on philanthropic activities. Written in a simple style, these stories warm the cockles of your heart and makes you ponder – about life and its wonders.
(Here, There and Everywhere: Best-Loved Stories of Sudha Murty)
When India is currently grooving to a new rap beat thanks to the huge success of Gully Boy, based on the lives of rappers Naezy and Divine, can the girls be far behind? Svetha Rao aka Raja Kumari has been making waves ever since she left Los Angeles for Mumbai to start a music career in India. The award-winning singer-songwriter is a now a big name on the hip-hop scene in India. The Grammy-nominated musician recently released, Bloodline, which has “battle-anthems” about her experiences after moving to India two years ago. Want to know more? Check her brilliance on YouTube.
Zoya Akhtar is on a roll. After the resounding success of Gully Boy, she turns to the small screen this time with the Amazon Prime Original Made in Heaven. The story follows the lives of two wedding planners in Delhi, Tara and Karan, who navigate murky and OTT worlds to pull-off near-perfect weddings - or not. Each wedding has a story – one more bizarre than the other, and the duo has to ensure the match “made in heaven” (pun intended) enjoys a ride into the sunset. But this is affluent South Delhi – with its loud citizens, flashy Punjabi aunties, gun-toting politicians – which means Tara and Karan must move heaven and earth to please. Throw in a few bridezillas and entertaining sub-plots, a string of interesting characters, and what have you? A decent, entertaining series to binge on this weekend.
(Made In Heaven streaming on Amazon Prime)
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