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Bollywood and India’s Evolving Representation of Kashmir
August 20, 2019

Bollywood and India’s Evolving Representation of Kashmir

By Alexandra Delaney-Bhattacharya
Bollywood depictions of Kashmir intersect with both popular opinion and the government’s foreign policy outlook.

Is Avengers: Endgame a Masala Movie?
May 01, 2019

Is Avengers: Endgame a Masala Movie?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A formula made up of mixed genres that is sometimes viewed by outsiders as awkward in Indian movies works fine for Marvel.
India’s Problem With Women
September 26, 2018

India’s Problem With Women

By Tej Parikh
As tradition and modernity collide, India is the world's most dangerous place for women.

Singer Ash King on Music’s Pull and Purpose
July 18, 2018

Singer Ash King on Music’s Pull and Purpose

By Avinash Giri and Vishal Arora, from StoriesAsia
The Bollywood film singer talks about music, life, and his journey from the UK to India.

Pakistan’s Cinematic Revolution in the Making
May 02, 2018

Pakistan’s Cinematic Revolution in the Making

By Turyal Azam Khan
Cake and Motorcycle Girl signal a new, refreshing direction for Pakistani cinema

India’s Padmaavat: An Ode to Conservatism and Moral Victories
February 06, 2018

India’s Padmaavat: An Ode to Conservatism and Moral Victories

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Both the movie and the controversy around it show how we judge things and people we do not know.

India's Stars Go From Bollywood to Ballot Box
January 12, 2018

India's Stars Go From Bollywood to Ballot Box

By Neeta Lal
What happens when Indian movie stars enter politics?
Is India’s Bāhubali: The Conclusion a New Beginning?
January 02, 2018

Is India’s Bāhubali: The Conclusion a New Beginning?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
It may not be a global watershed for Indian films, but the movie broke regional divides.

The Distortion of a Distortion: India’s Padmavati Movie Controversy
December 01, 2017

The Distortion of a Distortion: India’s Padmavati Movie Controversy

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Radicals are protecting a queen they have never seen and attacking a movie they have not yet seen.

India Has a Problem With Revering Mythical Women
December 01, 2017

India Has a Problem With Revering Mythical Women

By Priyanka Borpujari
A recent controversy over a Bollywood film highlights why revering mythical women can accentuate existing gender inequities in India.

Why Did This Russian Woman Contest an Indian Beauty Pageant?
October 12, 2017

Why Did This Russian Woman Contest an Indian Beauty Pageant?

By Vishal Arora
Elena Tuteja, a finalist in the Mrs India Earth 2017 contest, wants women to follow their dreams.
A Bollywood Take on Storytelling in Journalism
October 05, 2017

A Bollywood Take on Storytelling in Journalism

By Vishal Arora
Why have visual news media not adopted what could be called “cinematic journalism"?

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