Category Archives: India

Review: Dhobi Ghat

When this film fist came out I was really not interested in watching it because I had no special feeling for Mumbai. But over the months I was more and more curious to see the performance of Prateik. And that … finish reading Review: Dhobi Ghat

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This is India!

In 2008, while I was in London, my mother was living alone in Pondicherry. One night while she was walking home alone two men came from behind on a motorcycle and the one who was sitting behind snatched my mother’s … finish reading This is India!

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New Year Kolam

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Portuguese Governor’s Mansion, Pondicherry

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Ananta’s Island

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Leaves and a Lily Pond

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Park

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Palm tree reflections

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New Year Kolam

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After the rains, India

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South Asian Cinema Foundation Film Festival

9th – 12th October 2009 The beginnings of South Asian Cinema Foundation go back to January 2000 when over a pizza Lalit Mohan Joshi suggested to fellow film-buffs and experts Derek Malcolm and P.K.Nair that an organisation should be set … finish reading South Asian Cinema Foundation Film Festival

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Indian Summer at the British Museum

No, it’s not about global warming. This is an exhibition of paintings from the royal collection of Jodhpur. Although they are in the miniature style the paintings are in poster size sheets. There is such a wealth of information about … finish reading Indian Summer at the British Museum

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New Book

At long last and after much effort my first book is out. It’s a collection of my essays which came out in The Golden Chain. The text was already written but the experience of actually getting the book published and … finish reading New Book

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Rain-making in Orissa

I am in Sambalpur now, in Western Orissa. The temperature on 21st June was 47 degrees. The water level in the Hirakud dam is dangerously low and so there is very little electricity. 47 degrees and power cuts. Things can’t … finish reading Rain-making in Orissa

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Book Review

LEFTIST THOUGHT IN INDIAN CINEMA, by Lalit Mohan Joshi There is something almost infectious about Lalit Mohan Joshi’s enthusiasm for meaningful Indian cinema. He radiates a passion for cinema that anybody who has ever sat before a cinema screen can … finish reading Book Review

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Sir Stafford Cripps

All human knowledge is like a jigsaw puzzle. At first you know only a few things and by and by you add other bits of information because they connect with what you already know. It is a moment of great … finish reading Sir Stafford Cripps

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Where have all the pavements gone?

Having spent a year in London I have by now got over my sense of wonder over the flowers in the front gardens, the fruit yoghurts and seeing sunlight in the sky at 9 pm. I have even got over … finish reading Where have all the pavements gone?

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Leaves in silhouette, India

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Orchid, India

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Back from Pondicherry

Beach cafe, Pondicherry We are just back from India and are still a bit jet-lagged, sleeping through the day and up all night. Although we are trying to get back to our normal London rhythm the impressions of Pondicherry are … finish reading Back from Pondicherry

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