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Posts by Aarti Virani

A Bollywood Spectacular Comes to New Jersey
As the synchronized jingle of a dozen anklets claimed center stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center last Saturday, I watched with giddy anticipa... Read More
Q&A With Ritesh Batra: Director of the Film “The Lunchbox”
Director Ritesh Batra’s debut feature film, The Lunchbox, a charming epistolary romance set in Mumbai, is steeped in nostalgia. As it traces an unlikely r... Read More
Greek-American Film, "Hello Anatolia," Premieres in New York City
When Greek-American filmmaker Chrysovalantis Stamelos took his first trip to Turkey in 2008, he was immediately besotted with Istanbul’s minarets, markets... Read More
Online Shop Sells Cool Finds from India
Sub-continental style takes on a refreshing meaning with the launch of “Shop of Indian Origin” (SOIO) this month. Irked by stale representations of Indian... Read More
Earthquake Media: Japan's Hand-Written Newspapers in D.C.
The latest addition to the Washington D.C.-based Newseum’s permanent collection is far from newfangled or tech-savvy. In fact, it’s a rotating display of ... Read More