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Some movies evoke memories of cities, of friends lost in time, of a people who are frozen deep in memory, who you probably knew in bits and pieces, who you maybe passed on the street or knew as uncles and aunts of friends. Seeing Piku reminds me of all the Bengalis who flooded my childhood - the cantankerous men, the shrieking and oh-so-loud women, the homoepathic doctors who were never ever to be rushed, the schools, or rather, the universities of thought they inhabited and the beautiful baris (houses) that they lived in.
Please go watch the film if you haven’t already. It’s a good story, very well told and manages to focus, in a world spinning with abnormality, loss, betrayal and death, on the utter universality of the human condition.
Seema grew up in Calcutta (when it was still Calcutta and not Kolkata) soaking in the city's love of reading and argument. This came in handy together with her English Honors degree in the crazy, exciting world of advertising which she's been part of all her working life, writing ads, jingles,TVC's andAV's and brainstorming strategies on branding.
Seema is a secret poet with volumes of unpublished poetry scribbled behind to-do lists and a head bursting with story ideas waiting to be written.
She has travelled all over the world exept for China and Japan (she's married to an ex-Merchant Naval Captain) and has two growing children (children never fully grow up!).
Seema loves singing, reading, writing, theatre, photography and social change, all of which she wants to explore deeply and does not intend to waste a single minute living life to the fullest.