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Jan 10, 2018
Born Confused turns 15: How one YA novel opened the gates to desi representation in American pop cultureBorn Confused gave us permission to explore the ‘ordinary’ stories of our own people, which are by default extraordinary | #FirstCulture
Oct 07, 2016
Queen of Katwe review: This feel-good film is Mira Nair's most interesting since The NamesakeBased on the book by Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe takes us right into the utter nightmare of a poverty struck slum in Uganda. Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) lives with her mother Nakku (Lupita Nyong’o), and their lives take a different turn when Phiona's talent for chess is discovered.
Oct 04, 2016
Mira Nair's next film Queen of Katwe is not your conventional sports dramaMira Nair, who has given us hits like The Namesake and Monsoon Wedding has a new offering.
Aug 26, 2016
Lion trailer: Dev Patel impreses; film seems familiar to The Namesake, Slumdog MillionaireDev Patel is fantastic, but you can't help but get the sense from the Lion trailer that you've seen these visuals, this performance, these emotions before.
Jan 07, 2016
Happy Birthday Irrfan! Saluting the most talented Khan of Hindi cinemaHere’s looking at some of the most memorable roles of Irrfan since his debut cameo in Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay in 1988.
Oct 23, 2015
Kal Penn mocks Russian envoy for mistaking him for a 'terrorist'Russian ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko tweeted a screenshot of Indo-American actor Kal Penn's face and used the photograph to make some points about "terrorists."
Jul 25, 2015
The Namesake's Gogol, Roald Dahl's Matilda and other literary heroes who deserve a comebackHere are five iconic literary characters with whom we’d like to go back to the future.
Jan 23, 2014
Short stories are not inferior to novels: Jhumpa LahiriStating that she doesn't write for a specific audience, Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri Thursday asserted short stories are in no way "inferior" to novels and instead are "powerful" literary forms.
Dec 07, 2012
Pak so different from what you read about it in newspapers: Mira NairNair, an Indian filmmaker based in New York, who would very much like her film to bridge the gulf between east and west, also believes the time has come to focus on the subcontinent in a "bridge-making way".
Mar 10, 2012
Triumph of the ordinary: Why Irrfan is among India’s most important actorsBecause of his ordinary looks and trademark, understated dialogue delivery, audiences are able to establish an immediate connect with him, and he is never really out of reach for them.