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November 11, 2009
Top Actress No. 1 - Katrina Kaif
Indian Cinema Series Who out there hasn’t tried at least once ‘googling’ their own name? Well, if Katrina Kaif has, she would only be one of thousands, perhaps millions, to have entered her name in that search box–the actress, who is No. 1 on o
Top Actress No. 1 - Katrina Kaif
November 10, 2009
Top Actress No. 2 - Priyanka Chopra
Indian Cinema Series We’ve found Priyanka Chopra’s Twitter account – and the ‘Diplomat_APAC’ is now one of her 80,000-plus followers. Indeed, the Indian actress, who is No. 2 on our Top 5 Indian Actresses countdown, has piqued my interest enough to h
Top Actress No. 2 - Priyanka Chopra
November 09, 2009
Top Actress No. 3 - Kareena Kapoor
India Cinema SeriesPersonally, I don’t think Kareena Kapoor’s nickname, Bebo, suits her. But my opinion doesn’t really count for much considering the Indian media and fans alike have embraced everything about Kapoor (including her moniker, which was
Top Actress No. 3 - Kareena Kapoor
November 06, 2009
Top Actress No. 4 - Aishwarya Rai (Bachchan)
Indian Cinema Series The international media often refers to her as the most beautiful woman in the world, and she even has had a variety of tulip named after her in honour of her beauty. But Aishwarya Rai says: ‘All this is transient. I mean.you kno
Top Actress No. 4 - Aishwarya Rai (Bachchan)
November 05, 2009
Top Actress No. 5 - Asin
Indian Cinema Series  As promised yesterday, here’s the first in our Indian cinema spotlight series. I’m starting off with a countdown of some of the country’s most beautiful and talented leading ladies, based on the latest buzz. Our pick for to
Top Actress No. 5 - Asin
November 04, 2009
Spotlight: Bollywood
Indian Cinema SeriesThis spring, I met with Vikas Swarup, the charming Indian author and diplomat whose book Q&A hit movie Slumdog Millionaire was based on. The huge success of that film had many heads turning in India’s direction this year, but
Spotlight: Bollywood
Souvenir Ethics Pt. 2: Vietnam, Camouflage, Andy Warhol
October 06, 2009
Souvenir Ethics Pt. 2: Vietnam, Camouflage, Andy Warhol
As mentioned in an earlier post, landmine warnings as t-shirt graphics and child labor-produced Burmese jade goods raise some serious questions about the ethics of ‘souvenir-ing’ in Asia.
Souvenir Ethics Pt. 2: Vietnam, Camouflage, Andy Warhol
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