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Monday, July 14 2014

‘All These Characters Are Me in Different Ways’: An Interview with Director Ritesh Batra

"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of his film, The Lunchbox.


Tuesday, March 18 2014

Literary Giant Saadat Hasan Manto Wrote Honestly About Muslims in Bombay

Manto was no Charles Bukowski with a tendency to excoriate the perils of the female flesh, nor Alifa Rifaat, who wrote frankly about female desire and lust; he created his own world where women were not victims.


Sunday, August 4 2013

‘The Magic of Saida’ Takes Us Inside the Mind of the Double Immigrant

M.G. Vassanji’s style is neither stream of conscious nor a collection of terse and pithy statements; rather this book is more like a well-woven collection of narratives that are all connected through one person.


Monday, June 3 2013

Farewell, Maestro: Rituparno Ghosh (1963-2013)

Upon the untimely death of the Indian film director Rituparno Ghosh, PopMatters remembers his remarkable career as a director, screenwriter and activist.


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s ‘Oleander Girl’ Captures the Complex, ‘Real’ India

Explaining India to non-Indians is never easy, but this book may achieve that goal by illustrating not just the chaos, but the simple truth that for all of its bedlam, it is still a place of resolute, obdurate tradition.


Monday, December 20 2010

Dharohar Project, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons: EP

A British musician sings a line, an Indian picks up the line and shoots it off into a Sufi-esque corkscrew.


Monday, September 20 2010

‘Dreaming in Hindi’: Total Immersion, or Panicked Submersion?

Even at 45, Rich must defend her reputation. As she filters it through what would have been her acquired Hindi: “I have not been bringing men up to my room. I have not been throwing condoms onto people’s roofs.”


Sunday, September 12 2010

Ravi Shankar: Nine Decades Vol. 1 1967-1968

An act of classical intricacy performed with athletic rigor.


Sunday, August 15 2010

Paban Das Baul: Music of the Honey Gatherers

Noises occur and vibrate so that the implications of the sounds and the gradations of silence around them have a significance of their own.


Monday, May 31 2010

Bharat Karki & Party: International Music

A blithe mixture of Indian music and psychedelic funk recorded in Calcutta during the late 1970s.


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