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“She’s Not Lebanese! She’s Punjabi!”

I was feeling pretty apathetic about the London 2012 Olympics last summer, but came to the conclusion that I couldn’t avoid it completely, so I should probably just find a way to derive some pleasure from the blanket coverage. The … Continue reading

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Lies, Schemes and Crocodile Tears

[This post contains whiny, brattish SPOILERS!] In my post about Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, I sneered at lesser teen movies that posit hooking up with a member of the opposite sex as the be-all and end-all of our existence… … Continue reading

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Wallpaper & Wallflowers

Thanks to the sales, I was finally able to acquire the collected boxset of Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach for a fiver! The concept is a very intriguing and innovative one… first you watch a sitcom about a bunch of … Continue reading

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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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