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- Movie Review: Aisha
Aisha is a joy to watch on a select few occasions, a pain on most others and absolutely cringe-worthy at some of the most crucial
- Movie Review: Tere Bin Laden
While it is only slightly offensive to our neighbours, Uncle Sam is sure to feel the full force of the punches it is on the
- Movie Review: Udaan
It could have just as easily been any other small town of our country that can boast of being industrialized.
- Movie Review: Inception
Christopher Nolan's body of work thus far, if you think about it, has much in common with that legendary Indian maze.
- Movie Review: Red Alert - The War Within
Both sides of the coin are what we don't get to see
- Movie Review: Amen
AMEN touched on internet hookups, rape, incest, child abuse, trust issues and love, in addition to homosexuality.
- Movie Review: Raavanan - Read Amar Chitra Katha Instead
Have we become pathological remixers?
- Intercourse with the Natives
The biggest part, I believe, of any healing between cultures that have been at odds with each other is a dialogue.
- Amar Singh, a Political Reality
Creativity within politics is a taboo factor and creative impulses have always been pushed down ruthlessly.
- Movie Review: Leaving Home
How does one slot Indian Ocean, the band that is the subject of this feature-length production?
- Fiction: Hindu-Muslim Lagey Raho
They had now decided to join hands to emerge out of flopland and make a grand entry into hitnagar.
- Movie Review: Dharm - Unfairly Snubbed
This film is not about the chaos that hatred leads us into but of the humanity that pulls us out of it, unscathed.
- Amar Singh - Creativity Beyond Politics
Creativity in the Indian political sphere is a sequestrum that refuses to be rejuvenated.
- Movie Review: Avatar - A Movie for the Theater Audience
I was in Pandora and I did not want to leave.
- Movie Review: Tingya - A Little Boy and his Bullock
The story is of a little boy, Tingya, who loves his bullock.
- A Few of My Favourites For 2009
A book and a film that remain with me in 2010
- Movie Review: 3 Idiots
A marriage between RDB and LRM: While comparisons are both inevitable as well as immaterial this is that big fat wedding.
- The Best Movies of the Noughties, 2000-2009
This decade has been truly a decade of popular culture as much as it has been a decade of change
- Desi Sensibilities Kurbaan-ed
Indian cinema can help citizens of this planet to reflect on these issues with compassion and logic.
- Movie Review: Kurbaan
If you like your films to be formulaic, go for this because you'll find this gritty and what not, and in all probability will love
- Movie-Making & Story-Telling: Jail - Epic Fail!
I'm not willing to like a movie simply because it has a great concept.
- Bollywood: Miles Away From Bharat
Several Bollywood movies have been made on Pakistan, Terrorism, even Gay and Lesbian relationships but none has been made on Naxalism or Farmer Suicides.
- Movie Review: Aladin
To sum it up, it is a squandered opportunity.
- Book Review: The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
Even Ronson mentions that he felt like a conspiracy nut asking certain queries about subliminal messages, torture using music etc.
- Movie Review: Julie and Julia - For The Love of Julia
The movie also left me with a thought, about our love for food, every Indian's love for food.
- Film Theory in Pakistan: Recognizing the Need for Theory
There are parts of the world where writing meaningfully about films has generally been deemed as a subversive indiscretion.
- The Music of Bow Barracks Forever - A Film by Pritish Nandy
Bow Barracks Forever is a film that has created a special place in the annals of Filmmaking in India. The ovation should go to Pritish
- Movie Review: New York
What was more interesting was that the underlying message, the underlying viewpoint on terrorism was not hammered into you.
- Book Review: Revolutionary Road
The book meanders, as books tend to do, and makes much less of a point.
- Wordfest 2009, Grahamstown Festival, English Museum, Performance Poetry, Pritish Nandy, and More
Performance Poetry at Grahamstown Festival, South Africa 2009.
- Dr.Shah Rukh Khan Gets His Ph.D - Dilwale Doctorate Le Jayenge
The University of Bedforshire conferred an honorary PhD upon the King Khan, making him Dr.Khan
- Khuda kay Liye and Ramchand Pakistani: A Comparison
Past efforts to revive Pakistani cinema had been made in the previous decade but failed miserably to cut the mark.
- A Postmodern Wedding
Occasionally our cultural climate doles out opportunities to compensate for the cinematic inadequacy of our lives.
- Muslim Social Gandasa in Pushto: Pakistani Film Genres
Looking right next door at Bollywood, classifying genres can be a bit problematic.
- Movie Review: Bidai - Ravi Kishan's Bhojpuri Hit
It is about time, Indian government awoke from its slumber and honoured the language and gave Bhojpuri movies the industry status.
- Movie Review: Oliver Stone's W.: An Unexpected Bush Biopic
W. is a film that provides insight into the psyche of a man whom people have already judged and learned to dismiss
- Movie Review: Rock On - Tum ho toh... - Celebrating Frindship
We don't have time for investing in relationships that truly last ; for we are too busy networking.
- Chattisgarh - A Protest Poem on YouTube
Chattisgarh - A Protest Poem on YouTube
- Movie Review: Ugli aur Pagli: Love, a Little Twisted!
Why can't love stories just be simple, warm and fuzzy?
- Everyone Wants To Get Into My Wallet!
We are the hot new consumer demographic. Urban women, financially self-sufficient with all the trappings of our successful professional status
- Movie Review: Confessions Of A Shopaholic
It's like a little kid telling a story, you've heard it, you've seen it but she's so cute, you can't help but listen to it
- Delhi 6 - Kaala Bandaar - The Evil Within
There is indeed an element of evil that prowls in our hearts.
- Movie Review: 13B - Not Fear's New Address
13B is playing in that rather unfashionable genre of Bollywood horror movies and is over a decade too late.
- Ishq-Mohabbat-Pyaar-Vyaar: A Tribute to Filmy Love
The influence of films hasnít made matters any easier for those of us struck by Cupidís arrow.
- Do You Remember Those Caves? A Poetry Film on Gwalior
do you remember those caves at the foot of the fort where we used to play and the old cemetery we once hid from the
- Oscars 2009: Slumdog Tops The Grade
Much of this allure is deliberately cultivated, of course, and given the large number of film awards events, one wonders why the Oscars should particularly
- Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire - Phir Bhi Dil Hai Filmistani
I doubt anyone going through the Indian education system could really, truly care about learning and knowing more.
- Movie Review: Ramchand Pakistani
It is not every day that we hear the title of a revered Hindu god and Pakistani in the same sentence.Aditi Nadkarni
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- My Upcoming Film: CoolKat Urbanoir - Life in Amrika
A rough outline of my film 'CoolKat Urbanoir', a gritty tale of real life in Amrika inspired by 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
- Tapan Sinha Left Us Today
FimmakerTapan Sinha born on 2 October 1924, left us today
- The Lord of The Rings is a Bollywood Movie
Top 10 Reasons why LoTR is just another Bollywood Masala film.
- Cape Malay Music
Cape Malay Music is South African Music that reflects the many clours of this beautiful rainbow nation.