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Meher Manda

Meher Manda is a poet, short story writer, culture critic, and educator from Mumbai, currently living in New York City. She earned her MFA in Fiction from the College of New Rochelle. She is currently working on her debut prose-poetry collection. She specializes in teaching narrative-focused writing residencies.

25 Years of Rangeela, the Quintessential Ode to Bollywood

Armed with a brilliant cast and a glorious soundtrack by A. R. Rahman, the film is a tribute to Mumbai, moviemaking, and the filmiest of love stories.

"A Suitable Boy" is Lavish, But Far Too Hasty

The BBC adaptation of Vikram Seth’s 1993 novel boasts a solid cast and seasoned director, but feels rushed within the network’s six-episode format.

The Essential Legacy of M.I.A.

Her Brownness was palatable to the industry and their persistent search for a fresh eclectic star — but her politics were not.

The Complicated Exuberance of Rishi Kapoor

The iconic actor will be remembered not only for his on-screen vivacity but also for some uncomfortable off-screen moments.

The Evolution of Home in Bollywood

As we stay at home during coronavirus, a look at how Bollywood has depicted home in all its possibilities.

What is the Religion of Bollywood?

How the default lens of India’s most visible film industry others Muslims.

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