Pop Culture

How Not to Spring Clean This Diwali

How Not to Spring Clean This Diwali

With the approach of Diwali, I tried to spring clean my house, as is customary. This year, some home repairs had been completed, and I was moving the contents back to my room. I smiled as I found a book that I had read many years ago. I remembered it with pleasure so...
Lovesick in San Jose: the Event

Lovesick in San Jose: the Event

On the screen, a couple was getting married. A North Indian bride and South Indian groom. But the match-makers were absent. Dr. Suniti Solomon explained how her presence would raise questions. People would be uncomfortable, and ask why an AIDS doctor was at the...
Documentaries From Around the World

Documentaries From Around the World

The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is almost here! In the eleven days, UNAFF will present documentaries from October 18-28, spotlighting current events from across the globe including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica,...
Lovesick in San Jose

Lovesick in San Jose

Check out this movie for yourself on Saturday Oct 20, 2018 in San Jose! Details here: https://indiacurrents.com/events/film-show-lovesick/ I watched Lovesick at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which comes with the usual homey discord of diasporic film...
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...