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Attukal Pongala, the ‘Sabarimala for Women,’ is Now a Global Celebration of Devi Bhadrakali

Recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest congregation of women of faith…

Ava DuVernay’s Depiction of Caste as the ‘Origin’ of Our Discontents is Both Revealing and Wrenching

We inherit caste, race , color and religion from our ancestors. We are all born…

How the Sacred Chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’ Has Been Sullied and Weaponized for Political Ends

As expected and intended, the controversial consecration of the temple at Ayodhya in India, was…

‘Dunki’ Tackles Fraught Issue of Illegal Immigration With Slapstick Humor in Mishmash Punjabi

Produced under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment, Jio Studios, and Rajkumar Hirani Films, the…

Hinglish Versus Hindustani, Profanity Versus Poetry: What’s Wrong With Our Bollywood Bhasha Today?

Ostensibly, Mumbai-produced cinema makes films in Hindustani, a blend of Hindi and Urdu. Or, to…

Dark Crime Thriller ‘Farzi’ Delves Into Seedy Underbelly of Counterfeit Currency in India

Crime thriller series “Farzi,” (Fakes),which released last year on Amazon Prime Video, is a captivating…

As a Devotee Steeped in Sanatan Dharma I’m Deeply Troubled by India’s Tilt Towards Theocracy

The massive national wave of devotion to Lord Rama witnessed recently during the consecration of…

Marxist Historians’ Narrative on Ram Mandir Distorted Global Understanding of the History of the Hindu Holy Site

In the critical theory framework of oppressed and oppressor, Hindus, as the majority population in…

Shattered Dreams: Promise of a Better Life Has Been Short-lived for Many Indian Students in the U.S.

Within a short period of 5 months since October 2023, there have been 9 Indian…

A Perfect Valentine: Netflix’s ‘One Day’ is a Phantasmagoria of Chance Encounters, Puppy Love, and Self-discovery

I wanted to read the novel by David Nicholls on which Netflix series “One Day”…

Lalit Kumar’s Poetry Collection Rekindles the Stories of Many Migrants Who Were Called to California

In December 2023, I was given an advanced copy of “Yosemite of My Heart: Poems…

Stop the Fight: Don’t Exacerbate the Hatred That Has Kept Indians and Pakistanis Apart for Decades  

This is not a film review of “Fighter.” This is me doing my civic duty…