Lovesick Without Aloo Gobhi

Lovesick Without Aloo Gobhi

I watched Lovesick at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which comes with the usual homey discord of diasporic film festivals. The people behind me were passing tupperware filled with aloo gobhi. The harangued IFFLA staff member was pleading people to lower...
Rāmā Kātha

Rāmā Kātha

During the final exams for my Masters degree, Banaras Hindu University hosted a festival celebrating the Rāmāyana from various South-East Asian countries; every evening a different country presented a retelling of their version in dance drama format. That was my first...
Unhurried Love in October

Unhurried Love in October

October is like that rare, precious and real moment which arrives in our prescribed lives completely unannounced. Like a soft petal, or a floating cloud, or a silent wave. Filled with calm and spontaneity. Making us wonder what to do with it. Savour it? Live it? Run...
Raid, A Movie That Tells A Lot

Raid, A Movie That Tells A Lot

Among the must-sees of the season is the movie Raid, a film inspired by real life income tax raids in the 1980s. Officers of the Indian Revenue Service share, in great detail, the manner in which a raid is actually conducted by an Income Tax department. It makes for a...
South Asian Spelling Bee Documentary Debuts

South Asian Spelling Bee Documentary Debuts

The soon to be released “Breaking the Bee” documentary that details the rise and dominance of the Indian American diaspora in spelling bees has been accepted into major Film Festival circuits. Starting this month, one can see “Breaking the Bee”...
IFFLA Hosts a Master Class with Kunal Nayyar

IFFLA Hosts a Master Class with Kunal Nayyar

Los Angeles, March 27, 2018: The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced two exciting additional programs and has revealed the distinguished members of its features and shorts juries for the 16th annual festival, which takes place April 11 – 15 at...