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Yobel International combats the sex trade via fair trade, but that's only half the mission.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Matthew Schniper  |  02-26-2014  |  Features

In '7 Days in Slow Motion,' a Boy Escapes His Responsibilitiesnew

7 Days in Slow Motion is a charming, energetic film that most families would enjoy, and it's a worthwhile look at little-seen aspects of modern India.
Charleston City Paper  |  Ryan Finn  |  04-20-2011  |  Reviews

How the Nuclear Double Standard Endangers Us Allnew

As long as the U.S. and other nuclear powers hypocritically uphold a double standard in which we claim nuclear weapons are essential for our national security, but other nations such as Iran are not allowed to make this claim, we are probably in a losing struggle for the cause of disarmament
Pasadena Weekly  |  John Grula  |  10-19-2009  |  Commentary

Atlanta's The Black Lips Cook Up Garage Rock Chaosnew

Atlanta, Georgia's flower punks the Black Lips have taken lysergic garage rock around the globe. The band's even been forced to flee India. Here bassist Jared Swilley discusses the group's instigation nation by nation.
Montreal Mirror  |  Johnson Cummins  |  08-07-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Concept Car for the Indian Middle Classnew

In India, owning a car is considered as a symbol of social status and prosperity. The launch of Tata's Nano has allowed many middle class people who zip around on scooters and motorcycles or commute by bus or autorickshaw to own a four-wheeler with an affordable price tag of 100,000 rupees only.
New Haven Advocate  |  Mandira Srivastara  |  06-02-2009  |  Transportation

Is Pakistan Getting Serious About Fighting Terrorists?new

Next time you get irritated at an U.S. politician for using responsibility-shirking language, be thankful Pakistan's Interior Ministry Chief Rehman Malik isn't a member of our government.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  02-18-2009  |  Commentary

Ami Dang Bridges Classical Sitar and Voice with Western Avant-Garde Musicnew

It's abrupt when you hear Indian classical music as meditative and spiritual -- that is, as it is intended to be. And it's even more abrupt when it's heard woven into Western avant-garde music, each element working to develop/unshroud the other. This act is a large part of the sublime art of Ami Dang.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michael Byrne  |  01-06-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

My Column-Writing Resolutions for 2009new

In 2009, I plan to write frequently and in-depth about the following three issues. I suspect they'll be consuming more of the United States' foreign news oxygen than they did in 2008.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-02-2009  |  Commentary

Terror Unlike the Usual Terrors: A Report from Mumbainew

Mumbai, India has endured terrorist attacks for decades, but the November assault on the Taj Mahal Hotel stopped the city in its tracks.
Boston Phoenix  |  Kathryn Gearhart  |  12-03-2008  |  International

Bollywood's Terrorism Masalanew

Bollywood's colorful, multi-genre musicals serve up their most interesting protagonist yet, the singing, dancing terrorist.
Boston Phoenix  |  Seetha Narayan  |  11-26-2008  |  Movies

'Slumdog Millionaire' is a Wealth of Richesnew

Along with its depictions of horrendous poverty, underage prostitution, child abuse and savage dehumanization of the developing world, it's also a terrific, feel-good film, an audience pleaser that offers a smidgen of hope in a world that's rapidly spiraling down the bowl.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  11-19-2008  |  Reviews

From Manchester to Mumbai with Danny Boylenew

He wanted to make a movie from inside, and he's succeeded with Slumdog Millionaire, a vibrant, fast-paced, gorgeously mounted and soulful Oliver Twist makeover about Jamal, an inner-city youth who reaches the finals of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  11-14-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Slumdog' Gives Guilty Liberals Absolution Through Game-Show Gimmickrynew

There hasn't been a social drama this decadently over-hyped since City of God. Boyle plays the same game of pandering to liberal sensibilities while entertaining safe, middle-class distance.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  11-13-2008  |  Reviews

'Slumdog Millionaire' is One of the Best Films of the Yearnew

At first glance just another Third World children-of-the-slums weepie, it transcends the limitations of that slender genre in leaps and bounds.
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  11-12-2008  |  Reviews

'Slumdog Millionaire' Gracefully Slides Between Fairy Tale Romance and Gritty Dramanew

It's a credit to the filmmakers that every moment, from the harsh street scenes to a Bollywood-style song-and-dance number, is integral to the story. In the end, that juxtaposition is what helps the film capture a sense of the "real" India, however tenuous the concept.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Louis Peitzman  |  11-12-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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