Bollywood from Beyond

The arranged marriage is in fact far from a single, monolithic institution, but rather a range of ideas and practices that can mean many things to many different people.

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14 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

From Bollywood's latest, raciest song and dance numbers to the newly released, controversial Girlfriend's, it's going to take a lot more than these types of frivolous female exhibitions -- two lesbians making out, the token 'loose' woman character slinking sinuously through a crude dance routine -- to signal the arrival of an honest treatment of sexuality to Indian cinema.

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16 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Can one wear clothes from other places without comprising one's own cultural integrity?

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28 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

The language of 'world cinema' is highly reductive, often compressing all artistic decisions made in a film from another country into irreversible inferred statements about the singular essence of that entire country or culture itself.

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11 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

The cultural flexibility for which South Asian cricket stands... is what will ultimately turn away the dark forces of the war-mongering, chauvinist nationalists.

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Their true significance in the context of modern Indian society lies in the fact that behind their chiseled, smiling faces lies a wave of an almost terrifyingly aggressive commercialism.

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21 Oct 2003 // 10:00 PM

While the city of Chandigarh -- modular man -- marched visibly, unabashedly into scientific modernity, Nek Chand -- the trash man -- began secretly transforming his odd collection of junk into art.

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23 Sep 2003 // 10:00 PM

Sometimes, when reality gets too unreal, you have to let unreality become real.

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20 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Many Indians are now merely perceived as better equipped to serve Western companies.

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Novelists across generations and national borders have had feet planted simultaneously in the worlds of fiction and non-fiction, creative writing and journalism.

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Bhangra enters the American popular consciousness . . . and a new hip-hop anthem is born.

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//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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