Dumbriyani is an Indian dish. People say it’s from the South of India, some say North, some say it originated from Turkey and from the Middle East. I say it’s just briyani. Rice, covering a hidden spicy leg of lamb or chicken.
The thing is, dumbriyani is just a name I decided to put on so that I could write reviews and opinions and shit without actually being judged by the person I am, the job I worked or the people I know. From my perspective, I get to hear things on the ground here in Singapore, in our tiny Arts Scene. Being of a mixed heritage, I understand a multitude of languages, allowing me to slip in and out of different films, theatre productions and of course dance. But the thing is, I was sick of being dishonest when asked for opinions or reviews. And I decided, why not let it all out on the internet.
I know, I almost wanted to name this space, Honest-Tea. But honestly, dumbriyani is spicier.