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Mumbai Storms

Mumbai Storms

CHAMELI. Director: Sudhir Mishra. Players: Kareena Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Rinke Khanna. Music: Sandesh Shandilya. DVD (Venus). In four short years and with not tha

Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Thimakka is a Dalit woman from Karnataka, India, who, when taunted by her neighbors for being infertile, adopted 284 banyan trees as her “children.” Her rem

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

On March 13, 2004 the great sitar player Vilayat Khan died of lung cancer at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. The idea of writing about any other musical subject this

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Desi Midwestern

Desi Midwestern

LEGALLY DESI. Director-Producer: Amin Rupani. Players: Adam Ghazi, Chinmayi Bhatt, Raminder Chadha, Rachit Trehan. Theatrical Release. On a drive to Rockford, I

At Work

At Work

If you take a black-and-red-striped Nataraj pencil and sharpen it manually with a cheap plastic sharpener, the shavings come out in curly pale brown strips with