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Performing politics

On the obscured political legacy of the dancer Bulbul Chowdhury.

| Nov 04, 2019

From ‘Mother India’ to ‘Mission Mangal’

Homegrown technologies at the service of Indian nationalism in Hindi cinema.

| Sep 18, 2019

Galle Literary Festival begins: All dressed up but no one to see?

Chhetria Patrakar reports from the famed Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka.

| Jan 26, 2018

Pictures in Paradise

Entertainment in the Maldives

| Sep 15, 2013

Filming Kabul

Afghan Filmmakers, old and young, are redefining the city

| May 05, 2013

A new lens

Satish Sharma describes a new visual language for the streets of Southasia.

| May 18, 2012

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