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Female Anger Explodes in Pataakha

Female Anger Explodes in Pataakha

Boom. Female anger explodes on the Hindi cinema screen in full frontal glory in Pataakha (2018). Who other than Vishal Bhardwaj for the job? The writer-director tackles women’s energy head on, by exploring a tempestuous relationship between two sisters, Badki...
Nagarjuna, Nani and Navvulu Make This Work

Nagarjuna, Nani and Navvulu Make This Work

One of the most awaited multi-starrers of the year – Devadas, starring Nagarjuna and Nani has finally been released. Deva (Nagarjuna) is a mafia don who comes to the city after ten years to avenge his godfather’s death. Dasu (Nani) is an innocent doctor who is...
Ties That Bind: Why Women Don’t Walk Away from Abusive Marriages

Ties That Bind: Why Women Don’t Walk Away from Abusive Marriages

Why Women Don’t Walk Away  From Abusive Marriages The woman on the phone will talk only if I promise not to identify her—not her first or last names, not the town she lives in. This woman, let’s call her Geeta, lives in the United States with her husband and two young...
Draupadi’s Rage and Sita’s Sorrow

Draupadi’s Rage and Sita’s Sorrow

“It is an angry film. The film is a warning:” Sriram Dalton, on Spring Thunder (2018), a film that had a world premier at the Bay Area South Asian Film Festival. Spring Thunder, about the blood-drenched politics of uranium mining in Jharkhand, is like a punch, like a...
Vision in Focus: 40 Years of Seva Foundation

Vision in Focus: 40 Years of Seva Foundation

Photographs that speak of compassion and love, and each photograph conveys more than a thousand words. An amazing showcase of breathtaking photography as the Seva Foundation commemorates its 40th anniversary by organizing a wonderful exhibition of photographs that...
Bay Area South Asian Film Festival Comes to Town

Bay Area South Asian Film Festival Comes to Town

The Bay Area South Asian Film Festival, BASAFF, inaugurates its debut season, September 21-23, with Sony Pictures International Productions French-Indian-Belgian co-production The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir starring Bérénice Béjo, Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty...