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Articles labelled ‘india’

  • The Problem with Indie Movies Today

    A quick look at the state of independent cinema in India and the West.
  • The Ladakh Confluence: No Second Coming?

    It is unlikely that the second edition of the Ladakh Confluence, which was scheduled for July 15-18, will be held this year, as a result of opposition from various local bodies in Ladakh due to the “drugs, western culture and rocking music” that are associated with the festival. The following are excerpts from a letter […]
  • Book Review: The Gamechangers

    Building on the popularity of the blog, Fake I.P.L. Player comes out with a whole new web of conspiracy theories in The Gamechangers.
  • Film Review: Sita Sings the Blues

    Sita Sings the Blues is a film that chooses to be different, using a story that is very familiar to us.
  • Uncouth India: Why Are We Like This Only?

    Vijay Nambisan comments on uncouth India and the shambolic state of public health in the country — “Spitting in public has certainly increased since I was a child. Those were the great socialist days, when ‘public health’ had a meaning. The government invested in it. There were posters, films and mass education programmes about the […]
  • The Call of the Thunder Dragon

    Bhutan has been described by travellers as the Johnny Depp of the world — reclusive, a bit odd, but endearing nonetheless.
  • Thrash Metal Legends Testament and Slayer to Play Live in India

    American thrash metal band Testament has confirmed that they will, indeed, be playing live in Bangalore, India, in October 2010, with none other than Slayer.
  • How to Date (and Not Date) an Indian

    Andrea Miller writes in The Huffington Post about her experiences with dating Indian men, and provides some, um, advice, as to how non-Indians should go about it — “Ok, now that the stock for single Indians is up, you need to be on your game if you want to date one. If you are Indian, […]
  • Tattoo Tales

    How much does getting a tattoo really hurt? Read on for an exclusive interview with Naveen Kumar, owner of Chennai's first tattoo parlour Irezumi.
  • So Tweet

    A lighthearted glance at the recent controversy surrounding that ever-so-handsome politician, Shashi Tharoor.
  • Today’s Bollywood Actresses Don’t Impress M. F. Husain

    Acclaimed artist M. F. Husain isn’t terribly impressed by today’s generation of Bollywood actresses. In an interview with Mid Day, he got candid about the following actresses: Barbara Mori — “A few days ago, I saw someone called Barbara Mori from Brazil or Mexico. I was horrified! Why cast her when so many of our […]

The Tap #6

By Ramya Sriram