Tag Archives: Hinduism

God Wants You Wet

I decided to catch up on some of the shows slowly accruing on my DVR… which included a BBC2 documentary about the Great Kumbh Mela, an “awe-inspiring celebration of the world’s oldest religion [which] happens every 12 years at the … Continue reading

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Mama Sita

While nosing around the IMDb page for The Guru, I discovered that one of the dancers featured in the faux-Bollywood film clips also provided the speaking voice for the title character in Sita Sings the Blues (2008). This then led … Continue reading

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Kama = Drama

[Contains spoiled, bindi-sporting SPOILERS] As a casual student of Indian culture and an aspiring comedy writer, I was curious to check out the Bollywood-biting American rom-com The Guru (2002), and see what I could rip-off learn from it. According to classical … Continue reading

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Anita & Me II: The Crackering

I can’t get any of the Sky channels, but if I could then I would definitely be asking my digibox pixies to record Little Crackers, a series of short, seasonal films in which the cream of British comedy present semi-autobiographical … Continue reading

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Kewt Kali

Stumbled over this super-cute cartoon of the Goddess Kali, drawn by Sanjay Patel, a supervising animator and storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios. According to his official website, Ghee Happy, his aim is to “celebrate Indian mythology and culture thru … Continue reading

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“Beauty and the Bigots”

I have just finished reading Shilpa: the Biography, by Julie Aspinall. It was only ever intended to be a cheap cash-in, with a large typeface and wide line-spacing, but it gets the job done… the “job” in this case being … Continue reading

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus as “Elaine Benes”

Apparently in America, the sitcom Seinfeld was a big hit… one of the most influential and critically acclaimed comedies of the 90s… while over here, the BBC chose to bury it in a graveyard slot, with minimal promotion, so it … Continue reading

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