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“Exotic” and almost the “best” – Review of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

*SPOILER ALERT* There is that rare recipe towards an enriching entertainer of a film. A light but well-thought out script, visual brilliance, a stellar cast and identifying the genre or audience it must cater unto perfection. This film does precisely … Continue reading

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A Will to Engage – A short Review of “Will to Live – AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival” by João Biehl

(One of my Assignments at the YIF of my favourite course till date – ‘Anthropology Today’ by Prof. Mekhala Krishnamurthy) At the very outset, I must confess that it was difficult for me to ‘zero in’ on one of the … Continue reading

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Through the looking glass – A Book Review of “RELIGION AND SOCIETY AMONG THE COORGS OF SOUTH INDIA” –M.N.SRINIVAS

At the YIF, my current programme – one of the earliest subjects taught was by  Sociological Reasoning by Prof. Andre Beteille. Our evaluation for the course was to do a book review of selected works of Sociology and I chose … Continue reading

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The fiery female in the tale of Warriors – A Book Review of “The Palace of Illusions” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

In this fast-paced, multi-varied, turbulent and rather digitised Fellowship Programme – it is almost paradoxical that I would recommend a 360 page novel to my fellow Young India Fellows so strongly. But recommend I do, especially bearing in mind the … Continue reading

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