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When Bollywood Meets the Blues: Aki Kumar Goes to Bollywood

The term “Asian American” talks about the interaction of two sets of ideas, customs, and traditions, Asian and American.   To me, one of the most fascinating instances of this are when two ordinarily distinct notions of Asian and American get … Continue reading

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Controversy over Dreamworks’ “Monkeys of Bollywood”

Dreamworks Animation recently announced that they will be making an animated musical based on the Ramayan, a Holy Scripture of the Hindu faith (which can be loosely compared to the Bible or Qu’ran). On board with the film is composer A.R. … Continue reading

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Indian Muslim Actor Racially-Profiled in US (While Promoting Film About Racial Profiling)

I don’t blame Indian Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan for feeling “angry and humiliated” for being detained and questioned at a U.S. airport. Khan is one of India’s best-known actors (he was named by Newsweek last year as one of … Continue reading

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Chandni Chowk To China: Bollywood Meets Kung Fu!

A business acquaintance of mine was kind enough to extend an invitation to a special screening of Chandni Chowk to China on the WB lot tomorrow, to be released in select markets on January 16. I can’t wait to see … Continue reading

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