Monthly Archives: September 2009

Amara Karan as “Rita”

In a former life, the Sri Lankan/Brit known as Amara Karunakaran earned a 2:1 in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and spent two years working in mergers and acquisitions in the City. She’d always loved acting though, and … Continue reading

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Big S @ The Emmys

Bless her… even when she loses, she still manages to steal the limelight (and the laughs): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xak2vy_ss-at-emmys_shortfilms

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GGM: Meera Syal

I’ve been making my through The Ultimate boxset of Goodness Gracious Me, an all-Asian sketch show which ran on the BBC between 1998 and 2001. Although the insane cheapness of the sale price was a good thing from my POV, it’s also … Continue reading

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‘Anita & Me’ and Me

More treasure from the supermarket bargain bin… Anita & Me, an Anglo-Asian dramedy from 2002, adapted by Meera Syal from her semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. To quote from the back of the box: “It’s 1972 and 12 year-old … Continue reading

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