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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"?

Bollywood Meets Nepali Nationalism
August 23, 2017

Bollywood Meets Nepali Nationalism

By Peter Gill
In Kathmandu, a fan club has drawn critique for idolizing an Indian actor. Why?
Bollywood Conquers China? Not Quite
July 08, 2017

Bollywood Conquers China? Not Quite

By Aswin Mannepalli
Did the Bollywood hit Dangal really take China by storm?

What’s It Like to Be a Woman in Bollywood?
March 17, 2017

What’s It Like to Be a Woman in Bollywood?

By Vishal Arora
Shreya Narayan shares her experience as a Bollywood actress and what she see would like to see change.
Meet India's New Patriots and Nationalists, From Bollywood and Business
October 24, 2016

Meet India's New Patriots and Nationalists, From Bollywood and Business

By Anuradha Sharma
"Nation comes first." A new euphemistic refrain emerges in India.

5 Ways India Can Become a Soft Power Superpower
July 06, 2016

5 Ways India Can Become a Soft Power Superpower

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
How can India work its way up global soft power rankings?

Artur Żurawski, the Polish Sultan of Indian Cinema
June 13, 2016

Artur Żurawski, the Polish Sultan of Indian Cinema

By Krzysztof Iwanek
A Polish director of photography is establishing himself in Bollywood.

Bollywood: The Independent Women of Zoya Akhtar
May 06, 2016

Bollywood: The Independent Women of Zoya Akhtar

By Deepti Singh Apte
Director Zoya Akhtar is leaving her mark on Bollywood, with fresh new portrayals of female characters.
Hollywood Movies Attack the Indian Market
March 11, 2016

Hollywood Movies Attack the Indian Market

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Hollywood movies are increasingly popular among Indian audiences.

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