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Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Shah Rukh Khan called himself a peddler of love. That’s better than the pitches selling religion. Love is all we need now.

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

“There are no innocent bystanders...what are they doing there in the first place?” – Exterminator!, William S. Burroughs

Everything coincided, collided and clashed in that decade. Ram Rath Yatra, Mandal Commission and the rise of the Khans, the trio that would change us, who grew up in the nineties, forever.  In the 1990s, the decade that made us who we became eventually, many things happened. Neo-liberalism coincided with the emergence of right-wing politics. The politics was charged with hyper-masculinity.

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