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Documenting Southasia

Film Southasia continues to be a vibrant forum for discussing problems that cut across national borders.

| Jan 21, 2020

Nagarkirtan’s intersections

Kaushik Ganguly’s transgender love story is a nuanced and unflinching account of life on the margins.

| Jun 03, 2019

Fitna

FICTION | We were too much of what couldn’t be controlled.

| May 04, 2018

Out of the ordinary

COLUMN: Gurvinder Singh’s Chauthi Koot uses cinema to portray Punjab as it’s rarely seen.

| Aug 17, 2016

Shangri-la, continued

Thimphu bookshops, language choice and the most recent clutch of fiction from Bhutan.

| Jun 24, 2016

The eddies in the boundary

Goutam Ghose’s 'Sankhachil' over-simplifies West Bengal-Bangladesh border politics.

| Jun 22, 2016

To Modi, with love

The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be enjoying Pahlaj Nihalani's nationalist agitprop.

| Nov 17, 2015

Cinema and the melodrama of nationalism

Understanding the recent furore over Hindi cinema in Bangladesh.

| Sep 15, 2015

A tale of two documentaries

COLUMN: What the disruption of two documentary films means for free speech and dissent in India.

| Sep 08, 2015

The mainstream and the margin

Reflections on the independent film scene in India.

| Mar 13, 2015

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