Tuesday, June 4 2013
Upon the untimely death of the Indian film director Rituparno Ghosh, PopMatters remembers his remarkable career as a director, screenwriter and activist.
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
A British musician sings a line, an Indian picks up the line and shoots it off into a Sufi-esque corkscrew.
Tuesday, September 21 2010
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.”
Monday, September 13 2010
An act of classical intricacy performed with athletic rigor.
Monday, August 16 2010
Noises occur and vibrate so that the implications of the sounds and the gradations of silence around them have a significance of their own.
Tuesday, June 1 2010
A blithe mixture of Indian music and psychedelic funk recorded in Calcutta during the late 1970s.
Monday, May 3 2010
Tuesday, April 27 2010
Instead of plying song and dance like a traditional Bollywood film, Road, Movie beguiles a real life cinema audience with hair tonic. Yet when the movie is finally over, we're left with snake oil.
Tuesday, February 23 2010
Mainly instrumental tunes, at least two of which might be familiar even to listeners who have only a brief acquaintance with Indian music