Cinema and the melodrama of nationalism
By Lotte Hoek
Understanding the recent furore over Hindi cinema in Bangladesh.
Gujarat after two years of ‘normalcy’
A 2004 critique of the Gujarat carnage remains disturbingly relevant to the reality o...
The woman who pretended to be who she was (online)
As the internet changes, it challenges us to ask who we really are both online and of...
By Laxmi Murthy
Obsessive male pursuit of women is commonplace in Indian cinema, reflecting deep-seat...
India (for Safdar Hashmi)
Mimicking Allen Ginsberg’s ‘America’, a poet’s scathing critique of the India...
On how the pig can be a great pet, and also a great meal
In Defense of the Song Sequence
The song and dance sequence in Bollywood cinema is often dismissed as a frivolous fil...
A play with the third
By Lora Tomas
Voyeurs, partners and shadow presences in Indian narratives of marriage.
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