Category Archives: marathi

Shala (2011) Movie Review

A refresh­ing break from all kinds of main­stream movies, Sha­la (2011) pro­vides a glimpse into teenage love dur­ing school­days, in a rur­al set­ting and back­drop of Maha­rash­tra, India. It is a movie that will take many Maha­rash­tri­ans on a trip … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Road From Democracy to Fascism

The recent storm cre­at­ed by the Shiv Sena in Maha­rash­tra is indica­tive of a resur­gent Fas­cism as cor­rect­ly not­ed by Soli Sorab­jee. This rot in Maha­rash­tra is elo­quent­ly ana­lyzed by Prat­ap Bhanu Mehta, which you must read to get a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Music Appreciation: मना तुझे मनोगत

I touched upon Indi­ans not mak­ing it easy for oth­ers to appre­ci­ate their art recent­ly. I then mused about the melt­ing pot that is India, and how dif­fi­cult it can be for Indi­ans to appre­ci­ate their own region­al arts. Hence … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Deaf, Dumb, and Blind

I have always admired West­ern films fea­tur­ing the hand­i­capped, such as Chil­dren of a Less­er God, Scent of a Woman, and the clas­sic The Mir­a­cle Work­er. So the last week­end, I decid­ed to explore sim­i­lar Indi­an films. Warn­ing: this post … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Maharashtrian Ethos — Pathos?

While every­one is writ­ing about India’s first female pres­i­dent, let me take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to note anoth­er first for India’s pres­i­dent: that Mrs. Prat­i­b­ha Patil is a Maha­rash­tri­an. Rajdeep Sarde­sai writes about the eupho­ria among the Maha­rash­tri­an com­mu­ni­ty on his IBNCon­tin­ue read­ing

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How to pay homage to Chhatrapati Shivaji?

Unlike the moron­ic ways I’ve writ­ten about many times ear­li­er, this group of peo­ple show us the real way. “For two months they stayed away from home, quit jobs and risked their lives and limbs climb­ing to dizzy­ing heights and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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