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Finding Nostalgia in Diasporic Film

Immigrant nostalgia is a Hydra—a lashing, many-headed thing made of grief.

Jul 26, 2022
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Who Gets to Tell Stories About India and Its People?

India for white filmmakers is a place in their imagination.

Apr 4, 2022
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‘The Namesake’ and The Stories We Tell About Our Parents

There is something resplendent in the stories of our parents.

Jan 27, 2022
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On ‘Mississippi Masala’ and the Politics of Desire

They were a two-sided awakening for me; a bi-panic-inducing pairing.

Sep 7, 2021
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The Fraught Identity of ‘Where’s the Party Yaar’

I get the melancholic task of laughing through my grief.

Jun 10, 2021
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The Women Who Don’t Bend in ‘Bend It Like Beckham’

The film contains a pantheon of archetypes, all of them represented in these Indian Panjabi women.

Apr 12, 2021