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Great Things in Short Packages: A List of Shorts Worth Seeking from NYIFF

Originally posted on UrbanAsian:
Last week at the New York Indian Film Festival presented by Indo-American Arts Council, the sheer force of the often overlooked short film was on full display as the Village East Cinema on 12th and 2nd Avenue…

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Great Things in Short Packages: A List of Shorts Worth Seeking from NYIFF

Originally posted on UrbanAsian:
Last week at the New York Indian Film Festival presented by Indo-American Arts Council, the sheer force of the often overlooked short film was on full display as the Village East Cinema on 12th and 2nd Avenue…

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Of Beauty and War: The Mythology of a South Asian Cricket Fan!

Originally posted on UrbanAsian:
By: Arpita Mukherjee The first cricket match I remember watching was a televised test match at the Eden Gardens. My grandfather explained the differences between a cover drive, an off drive and a square drive. Every…

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Of Beauty and War: The Mythology of a South Asian Cricket Fan!

Originally posted on UrbanAsian:
By: Arpita Mukherjee The first cricket match I remember watching was a televised test match at the Eden Gardens. My grandfather explained the differences between a cover drive, an off drive and a square drive. Every…

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The Age of Queen: Why Forbes is Wrong about Women, Bollywood and India

“The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.” – Martin Luther King Jr.  It could be any residential street corner in New Delhi, perhaps M Block in Greater Kailash 1 with bungalows that have now

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The Age of Queen: Why Forbes is Wrong about Women, Bollywood and India

“The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.” – Martin Luther King Jr.  It could be any residential street corner in New Delhi, perhaps M Block in Greater Kailash 1 with bungalows that have now

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Best Films of 2013: The Bollywood Version

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was 2013 in Bollywood. After a promising 2012, with films like Kahani, Barfi, Vicky Donor, and Gangs of Wasseypur, 2013 was a bit of a letdown, especially

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Best Films of 2013: The Bollywood Version

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was 2013 in Bollywood. After a promising 2012, with films like Kahani, Barfi, Vicky Donor, and Gangs of Wasseypur, 2013 was a bit of a letdown, especially

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The Best Films of 2013

Take any introductory novel writing, screen writing or play writing class and the professor will review the basics of plot structure – introduction, conflict, climax, and resolution. We are now so familiar with this way of telling a story that

Inside-Llewyn-Davis

The Best Films of 2013

Take any introductory novel writing, screen writing or play writing class and the professor will review the basics of plot structure – introduction, conflict, climax, and resolution. We are now so familiar with this way of telling a story that

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Road to Nowhere: The Highway Review

The first ten minutes of Imtiaz Ali’s Highway highlight its unconventionality, its separateness from Ali’s other depictions of road trips. The young daughter of a wealthy Delhi businessman is kidnapped by a group of thugs and then transported mostly around

highway

Road to Nowhere: The Highway Review

The first ten minutes of Imtiaz Ali’s Highway highlight its unconventionality, its separateness from Ali’s other depictions of road trips. The young daughter of a wealthy Delhi businessman is kidnapped by a group of thugs and then transported mostly around

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Oscar Predictions and Picks

The Oscars every year are a mixed bag of predictability and surprises, and only an oracle can foretell whether the Academy will choose to play it safe or not. However, because the Oscars mark the grand finale of award shows,

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Oscar Predictions and Picks

The Oscars every year are a mixed bag of predictability and surprises, and only an oracle can foretell whether the Academy will choose to play it safe or not. However, because the Oscars mark the grand finale of award shows,