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Phoram Desai

Totally Filmy


Professionally, Phoram Desai is an educator, with over 20 years of experience. Personally, she is totally filmy at heart. Ergo, Phoram has blended her work with her passion by conducting movie workshops for her students, and making learning fun. She has also provided children with opportunities to participate in, and be child jury members in International Children’s Film Festivals for four consecutive years.


According to Phoram, movies provide a window to the world, as well as an opportunity to look within. They are one of the media that are loved across all age groups, and therefore Phoram’s favorite tool to bring fun into learning. Besides watching movies, Phoram loves cooking, reading and travelling.

Movie Theatre

"a good movie should make you forget you are in a cinema."
- roman polanski

Sight. Sound. Motion. Emotion. Progression. Films combine the best of stories, illustrations, music, dance, theatre, and more... expressing points of view, dishing out solid entertainment, or stirring our emotions like nothing else. No wonder, watching a good movie is an unforgettable experience.

The question is "where"?
On your tiny phones? No!
The back of an airplane seat? No? The distance is close enough for your eyes to turn square, but the visual real estate is almost the same as that of a big screen.
How about home alone then? No, no? Isn't it cosy? Yes, but films are a collective experience meant to be shared with friends, family, or even complete strangers.
Cinema theatres, then, are perfect. Yet, if they only curated the movies they showed, wouldn't it be even better? And what about all those conversations you want to relish after watching a good film? You can't just walk out the exit when the end credits scroll up!

How about combining the cosiness of home with a big screen that showed curated films with likeminded folks, followed by interesting conversations? Call it wishful thinking, but The Hive, in collaboration with the American Corner is attempting just that.

HiveFlix is all about good movies, cosy ambience, and enriching conversations. So what are you waiting for? Make good of this winter in the cool exteriors of The Hive, lying on a gadda with your favourite blankie, and savouring buttery pop corn... as you watch a movie worthy of your time (and money).


  • Watch curated films of different genres in a community environment

  • Engage in enriching conversations around the movie



1. What resources will I need to bring for this programme?

Happy hearts and a keen mind. The rest will be provided by The Hive.

2. Will there be popcorn?

Certainly! Movies go hand in glove with maize kernels. So why not?

3. Can parents attend these movies?

Uh, well, technically they can. But wouldn't it be a lot more fun if it were just a bunch of kids having a movie party all by themselves? And of course, the programme anchor will be there to answer any queries or moderate the discussions later. So parents, why don't you catch some cool stuff on Netflix yourself?

4. What safety precautions will be taken at The Hive?​

We will be working in small groups. Our instructors and staff are fully vaccinated, and masks will be used when indoors or within close proximity. However, the participants are responsible for their own health & safety.

Wed, Mar 8
Screening of the Pixar movie 'Cars'

5:00 - 7:00 pm
*INR 500/viewer
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