Trailing the Artisans of Oneiric Worlds in Anand Pandian's 'Reel World'

Trailing the Artisans of Oneiric Worlds in Anand Pandian's 'Reel World'

By Kumuthan Maderya

Reel World reconciles the recondite with the banal, the sublime with the quotidian, and the real with the mythological. 1 Dec 2015 // 2:05 AM

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// Moving Pixels

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