TMN Contributing Writer Pasha Malla is the author of four books. He is also the head of TMN’s informal panel of film critics. He lives in Toronto.
Good old Earth was nearly destroyed, almost extinguished, and threatened with slaughter every hour in cinemas this summer. And yet, here we are. Our film critics pinpoint the collapse of the apocalypse genre.
The Oscars are consistently irrational, but we wanted more for David O. Russell’s fantastic Silver Linings Playbook. Film critics David Haglund, Pasha Malla, and Michelle Orange discuss why the movie so divided critical opinion, and became such a hit with audiences.
Last year, our correspondent entered a March Madness pool with brackets filled out by his mother, who knows nothing about NCAA men’s basketball. He won. Now it’s time for lightning to strike twice.
March Madness is not self-explanatory. To assist our coverage, a mother and son discuss over instant-message how college basketball works.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. Following our popular guide regarding girls, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, we help you figure out if the ideal man digs you or not.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, all over the cul-de-sac, on your neighbors’ porches, against your neighbors’ most fervent holiday wishes.
The current NBA playoffs—including the elderly, surprising Celtics—are offering up some record-breaking basketball. From 2008, an ode to professional players, including Kevin Garnett and friends, and why pro ball is the best ball of all.
On the way home to Canada, Pasha Malla struggles to focus on India’s future even as one of its own children wails in his ear. The conclusion of his travel diary.
In a flying trip to Bombay, our author encounters the ghost of Gandhi and considers how the late leader’s values intersect with those of today’s hard-charging India. The next installment of his travel journal.
A visit to the technology hub that is Bangalore reveals a modern city with vibrant nightlife and a surprisingly literary police force, during the latest stop in this travelogue.
A long-awaited history lesson from a cousin turns into an education on religion and politics in post-partition Kashmir, in the seventh installment of his travel journal.
The wedding arrives, and our author finds his role is more than just that of guest. But playing the pious Hindu brother doesn’t come easy. The sixth in a series of travel essays.