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  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    Beyond Bollywood #3: My Beautiful Laundrette

    The brilliance of this film lies in the flesh, the muscle, the teeth that Kureishi’s writing gives it.
  • Dr. Verrier Elwin

    Undoing the Amnesia

    On the life and times of Dr. Verrier Elwin.
  • "Oh, those Calcuttans."

    A Nobody, a Nation, and a Few Fugitive Comprehensions

    Did my leaving India bind me to it in a way that staying would not have?
  • Sita Sings the Blues

    Beyond Bollywood #2: Sita Sings the Blues

    Director Nina Paley uses lightness and humour to weave together a cutting commentary on one of the greatest epics in history.
  • Sainsbury's

    Of Cheap Coffee and Angry Yellow Curries

    For an Indian living in the U.K., an angry yellow curry is better than no curry.
  • The Pool

    Beyond Bollywood #1: The Pool

    Chris Smith's The Pool is a narrative of survival, not triumph; of life, not drama. Released in 2007, it is everything that Slumdog Millionaire was not.
  • Nipun Mehta

    The Man Who Doesn’t Use Money

    In 2012, all it took was a 20-minute-long talk at UPenn for an unknown name, Nipun Mehta, to become an Internet phenomenon.
  • Air India

    Ghosts of Homecomings Past

    Flying Air India somehow brings out the unreasonable, the rebellious, and the ridiculous in a disconcertingly large number of passengers.
  • Bhaji Gully

    A Portrait of Bhaji Gully

    A small fire pierces the indigo chill, while the rough bristles of a broom scrape the stained pavements.
  • The Ramayana Syndrome

    The Ramayana Syndrome

    What would happen today if an attempt were made to project on T.V. a different version of the Ramayana?
  • Shaa'ir + Func

    Flies on the Wall

    Monica Dogra, Randolph Correia, Aditya Ashok, and Rohit 'P-Man' Pereira talk to us about life on the road as Shaa'ir + Func.
  • Ralegan Siddhi

    Chasing Anna

    For people living in Pune, the village of Ralegan Siddhi is not such an unusual choice for a day picnic.

The Tap #21

By Ramya Sriram