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The Modernity of Bollywood - Introduction Film is a form of art that is formally used as a means of entertainment. Yet, through time making films are now a part of a massive industry. This paper will explore the importance of entertainment, specifically films that are made in India. The focus of this paper will be to introduce the arrival of film in India through different time periods and how several historical events have impacted the Bollywood industry. Moreover, once a general idea of how Bollywood development through time is explained, we will then establish why the Bollywood industry is unique and different from any other film industry in the world....   [tags: international film genres]
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The White Bollywood - From Raja Harishchandra (1913) to The Good Road (2013), the cinema of India, an extremely important part of our cultural identity celebrating its centenary this year. Has been working as an ambassador of India to a global audience since the day of its inception. In India, it is often seen that films made in Hindi targeted at a larger audience, commonly known as mainstream movies or Bollywood films, employ a different grammar of filmmaking than that is used in so-called sensible or parallel cinema while representing or portraying different aspects and sections of society, race, culture, gender and class....   [tags: Caucasian characters, cinema, india]
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Modern Bollywood, A Decade Old: Bollywood and the Colonial Censorship - Introduction This essay explains the journey of Bollywood (Indian Film Industry) and how it has changed itself and its audience’s perspective on Hindi Cinema. Applying the key features from Dennis McQuail’s “Normative Theory”, the relationship between Bollywood and the audience, controlled by the censorship board will be explained; and how both, the Bollywood industry and Censor Board are responsible for bringing changes to each other in the terms of rules, regulations, audience’s attitudes and their demands, in every period of time....   [tags: Indian film industry, normative theory, mcquail]
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Freedom and Choice in Bollywood Movies - The increase in globalization in the Indian subcontinent has brought along with it a series of new genres in Bollywood movies. Movies showcasing freedom being fought for by the youth and women are just a couple of interesting ones. I’ll be exploring two different movies Dor (2006) and Rang De Basanti (2006), each of which has its own take on ‘freedom’ and ‘choice’. Dor has a very simple storyline; two female protagonists (Meera and Zeenat) whose husbands respectively (Shankar and Amir) leave India to get employed in the Middle East....   [tags: India] 1397 words
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Three Khans of Bollywood - The three Khans that rule Bollywood are Shah Rukh Khan, alias the King Khan; Amir Khan, alias Mr. Perfection; and Salman Khan, alias Tiger Khan. A lot is said and written about the narrow Hindu mentality, but there is little truth in this assertion. India does not only have the biggest film industry in the world, but also the largest democracy as well. India is by and large a secular society, and not a caste and class ridden one, despite what many believe. These three Muslims ruling the hearts of the Indian masses go a long way to show the secular nature of India, where talent, not religion, determines standing in society....   [tags: muslims, india, hindu] 590 words
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Bollywood Film, Jodhaa Akbar - The 2008 Bollywood film, Jodhaa Akbar, portrays a story about an alliance between the third Mughal emperor of India, Akbar and a Hindu Rajput princess Jodhaa. However, the film shows more than a mere love story between the two nobles, but rather it subtly touches on the virtues of pluralism and tolerance, both of which embody modern day India. As stated by Shahnavaz Khan, “It is as much about India’s present as it is about the past.” Her statement supports the theory that political goals and history can have a great effect on people in modern life....   [tags: third Mughal emperor, India, film]
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Bollywood Industry - The Bollywood industry is one of the largest industries in India and the films that are produced there, are widely viewed in all parts of the world (Sidhu). However, even though the Bollywood industry has become more popular and branched out to appeal to audiences outside of India, it (has brought with it some problems as well.) is also problematic. It is problematic because there is a vast divide in the a lack of representation of queer women and female sexuality in Bollywood cinema. (,) In comparison to the representation of gay men in Bollywood cinema, there is a vast divide....   [tags: Film Analysis, Women Sexuality]
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Bollywood Movies - Bollywood movies are very popular for the “Romance” portrayed in their plot. Romance in Bollywood has evolved throughout the ages. But the one thing, that has remained constant are the unofficial and official ban on any depiction that may suggest something which is not a part of the “Indian” culture. Westernization was always shown as something negative and alien. Let’s have a closer look at how Hindi cinema deals with this censorship code that has been set up. Bollywood adopted a new way to recreate the same passion that usually a ‘kiss’ would generate; they substitute these by song and dance routines....   [tags: Cinematic Elements] 1019 words
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Bollywood Cinema - Bollywood cinema encompasses a variety of genres. It’s superior ability to create a connection between all strata’s of viewers gives us a reason to explore the hidden representations in Bollywood cinema. Not long after India regained its independence, a new era of Indian Cinema began. This era put forth heart wrenching movies, filled with patriotic messages and a very clean concept of national progress. The main concept of the nation-state was integrated in almost every Hindi cinema that was created ever since....   [tags: Cinematic Elements] 1299 words
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Bollywood Filmmakers - Every Indian lives alongside one billion others whom he or she will never meet. Each comes from a different region and religious group, yet shares the common language of cinema. The practice of watching Hindi fiction film creates a unified consciousness among Indians in an “imagined community”, such that they perceive themselves as belonging to a particular identity (Anderson 1983: 35, 70). The mainstream ‘All-India’ Bollywood film transcends regional divides and seeks to define and celebrate a modern national identity, a theme created in the wake of independence (Rajadhyaksha 1997: 681)....   [tags: Sociology, Culture] 2133 words
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The Great Bollywood - The Great Bollywood Motion pictures have been around for a long time. They are popular all over the world. When people think of motion pictures, Hollywood always pops in their heads. As great and as popular as Hollywood is, there is a larger film industry in the world, and it’s not in the U.S. The largest film industry in the world is called Bollywood and it is located in Bombay, India. Bollywood puts out on the average eight hundred movies a year, which means two movies are cranked out every day....   [tags: essays research papers] 1294 words
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Global Film Industry: The Influence of Bollywood on Hollywood - Over the years, Bollywood has emerged as its own distinct identity in the global Film industry. Bollywood is the global leader in production of movies with a staggering 27,000 featured films and thousands of short films. ( Pillania 1) However, Hollywood is still the leader in revenues generated. Due to the growth of the Indian market and globalization, Bollywood has made its way to the international markets. Globalization is often misrepresented as the growing influence of the western culture in the world and so we tend to state that Hollywood is influencing Bollywood to a great extent....   [tags: indian movies, music, dance, film]
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The Pact of Hindi Films in India - ... Yet, through the years the industry has become westernized and many actors are portrayed as though they are from a foreign country (Jha & Rai, 2011). In many recent films, the audience is only able to recognize Indian heritage through the language being spoken. Many films do not show the rural life of the citizens living India (Jha & Rai, 2011). One of the biggest changes that have occurred over the years is the amount of skin that females show in films. One of the aspects of Indian culture is the sacredness of a woman’s body....   [tags: Bollywood, cinematography]
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The body of the Indian Woman: A tool of nationalistic discourse - The body of the Indian Woman: A tool of nationalistic discourse The genre of Bollywood film has recently become a popular means of entertainment for the non-resident Indian as well as the western audience. The vibrant color, spontaneous dance numbers, and other alluring factors may have contributed in the popularity of Bollywood films. However, for the NRI, Bollywood films are mean of a connection to the motherland; it brings a sense of nostalgia through cultural and tradition practices. In Chutney Popcorn and Bride and Prejudice, we see how these cultural practices and tradition are preserved by using the woman’s body....   [tags: Bollywood Films] 2996 words
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Arranged Marriages in Traditional and Modern Indian Culture and Their Depictions in Bollywood Films - Although western culture is considered advanced in many aspects, tradition continues to override modernization in respect to arranged marriages in Canada and India. The reasons why these marriages are enforced in certain families and their customs, such as dowry, are to be discussed in this essay. These marriages were forced upon children who wish to choose their own husband or wife. My argument will be structured by the following questions: How did arranged marriages first come about. What are some of the reasons why parents chose arranged marriages....   [tags: Cultural Issues]
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Movie Review: Padosan - Padosan is a Bollywood comedy movie, which was released theatrically in India in 1968. The movie is directed by Jyoti Swaroop, produced by Mehmood, N.C. Sippy and written by Rajendra Krishan. The lead roles in this film are Sunil Dutt (Bhola) and Saira Banu (Bindu). The movie also stars Mehmood (Masterji), Kishore Kumar (Guru), Mukri (Banarasi), Om Prakash (Mama) and Raj Kishore (Lahori) as the supporting characters. The music composer of this film is Rahul Dev Burman. The film included nine songs that were sung by various playback singers, such as, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, and Asha Bhosle....   [tags: Bollywood films] 1916 words
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Bollywood's Popular Culture in the South Asian Diaspora - Bollywood's Popular Culture in the South Asian Diaspora The centre of the Indian movie industry is in the Indian city known as Bombay, which has since been renamed Mumbai. Owing to the industrial resemblance with the American movie city Hollywood, the Indian movie industry came to be known as Bollywood. Bollywood is now an industry of massive proportions, and far from simply producing cinema; it is also closely interwoven with industries concerned with music, clothes, magazines, DVDs, jewellery and cosmetics....   [tags: Papers] 2253 words
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The Similarity of Bollywood Films to High Concept American Films - The Similarity of Bollywood Films to High Concept American Films The term “high concept” is used to describe a script or film that a person can easily understand after hearing just a few words, it also means a film which is high budget and attracts a mass audience. To be high concept the film needs to appeal to young and old audiences to do this it needs to include aspects such as “fear”, “loneliness”, ”family” and “lost love.” Bollywood films appeal to most of the Asian culture and religions (Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist) the most common language being Hindi, spoken by 40% of Asians so Bollywood films are usually spoken in Hindi....   [tags: Papers] 1098 words
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Song and Dance Creating An Atmosphere of Both Women Sexual Desire - Throughout the world when many people think of India the first thing that comes to mind is Bollywood. Bollywood has created a major mark in India and around the world. In 2011 CNBS reported Indian cinema as being $2.2 billion industry which creates 1,200 movies yearly, provides over 1.8 million people with jobs, and has more than 14 million theater viewers daily (Jetley). People who have had little to no expose with Bollywood films may wonder what makes Bollywood films stand out in the global market, and the answer is easily the presence of songs and dances in the films....   [tags: bollywood, india, cinema]
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Don: An Indian Action Thriller Movie - Don is an Indian action thriller movie, which was released in India on April 20th 1978. The movie is directed by Chandra Barot, produced by Nariman A. Irani and written by Salim-Javed. The lead roles in this film are Amitabh Bachchan (Don/Vijay), Zeenat Aman (Roma), Pran (Jasjit/J.J), Helen (Kamini) and Iftekhar (DSP). The music composer of this film is Kalyanji Anandji. The film included five songs that were sung by various playback singers, such as, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle....   [tags: Bollywood movie review] 2187 words
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Dance Around the World - Dance Around the World Dance serves as an exposure of expression throughout the world depending on its cultural context and function of either producing a work of art, a way of socializing or its use for ritualistic purposes. Bollywood, one of the most famous styles of cultural dance, in essence is an Indian film dance style modeled on both the traditional Indian classical and folk dance while fusing inspiration from more modern styles, allows the performer to act out the lyrics of a song, fashioning a story....   [tags: Expression, Bollywood, Africa] 1326 words
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An Introduction to the 3 Idiots, an Award Winning Film - An Introduction to the 3 Idiots, an Award Winning Film It is from this context that the film 3 Idiots comes. 3 Idiots was a “superhit film” (3 Idiots Triumphs) directed by Rajkumar Hirani and released in 2009. The 3 Idiots is an award winning film with many awards were given specifically for its sound design. 3 Idiots has won more than 20 awards including best sound recording and best sound re-recording from the International Indian Film Academy (3 Idiots Awards) and best sound engineer, best lyricists, best playback singer, most popular song, and best film album at the first Chevrolet Global Indian Music awards (GIMA)(3 Idiots Triumphs)....   [tags: bollywood genre, film academy, awards]
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Nair's Techniques in film Monsoon Wedding - Nair's Techniques in film "Monsoon Wedding" Mira Nair directed the 2000 film 'Monsoon Wedding' with the intention of making it a Bollywood film on her own terms. Through watching the film, it becomes evident that this was mixing traditional ideals of Indian Bollywood together with the modern elements of the West, such as those depicted in particular in Hollywood films, the Western equivalent of the Bollywood film industry although on not so large a scale. Nair spent the latter part of her further education in the United States of America, attending Harvard University, where her more modern ethics, compared to the conventional Indian principles she was brought...   [tags: Film Movie Nair Bollywood Wedding Essays] 2119 words
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Celebrity Endorsement: An Analysis on Television Commercials in India - Celebrity Endorsement: An Analysis on Television Commercials in India Indian Culture: India is a country which has a very strong culture. The culture is been shaped through long history. Though India is diverse in cultural practices, languages, customs, but it is traditionally very strong and strict. Cultural values that prevail in India are joint family, dependence on parents, respect elders; arrange marriages, male dominance, devotion, religion, etc. Indian Celebrities: {draw:frame} India has a huge industry called Bollywood which is named by a newspaper writer to the Bombay Hindi Film Industry....   [tags: TV Commercials India Advertisement Analysis] 1996 words
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In Film Advertising Aims and Objectives - In Film Advertising Aims and Objectives Study Rationale: • Effectiveness of In-Film Advertising • Consumer Behavior and Advertiser’s Behavior towards In-film Advertising Exploring product placement opportunities offered by the mainstream Hollywood and Bollywood movies, by understanding their nature, the audiences they serve and benefits the industry aims at with respect to the placed product. Study Objective: • To test the effectiveness of brand placement in movies both from the consumers and the advertisers perspective....   [tags: Film Movies Advertising Marketing] 1593 words
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Eastern Media and Its Terrific Reach On The Rest of The World - With the age of technology having increasing control upon all of humanity, it is often hard to disagree these days over the extent to which cultures have a certain influence upon a global audience. The global phenomenon that is East Asian culture has a large authority on many other cultures. It seems to be that, what Edward Said referred to as, ‘the other’ has a large impact on the rest of the world. Globalization is an occurrence that is fed by this otherness upon most of the world. Anywhere from economic impact to media, East Asia has a major impression on the rest of the world....   [tags: Technology, Culture, Globalization]
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Is There Such a Thing as Global Cinema? - Is there such a thing as a global cinema industry. Debate this question with reference to contemporary cinema production. Introduction There are two important basements to produce commercial films—Hollywood in the US and Bollywood in India. Many films have been exported from these two places to all over the world, on the debate of whether there is such a thing as global cinema industry, many people give different opinions. Hypothetical proposition was established and as far as I am concern, the global cinema can be analysis from different ways....   [tags: Cinema]
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The First of the Motion Media - A film or a movie is an important art form .It reflects the cultures and at the same time influences them. Movies can have a powerful and strong effect on people. It is considered to be educational to the public in many ways that could help them in their lives. The word film is divided into many categories which include: animated films, documentaries and comedy films .When the film industry had it breakthrough it spread worldwide and it is now a multi-million business, but it had it struggles at the beginning....   [tags: the movie industry in the Arab world] 830 words
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Designing a New System for Gala Visions - Designing a New System for Gala Visions Gala Visions is a widely growing video rental outlet for most of the Asian community where both Hollywood and Bollywood movies are found, I will be using ICT to design a new system for it. Analysis ======== Background to the problem ------------------------- Gala Visions is small video rental store on Whalley Range in Blackburn. The store is home to the many different genres of movies through Hollywood and Bollywood. It is run by Fakhir. Identification of Prospective Users ----------------------------------- Gala Visions is a widely growing video rental outlet for most of the Asian community where both Hollywood and Bollywood movies are found....   [tags: Video Rentals Consumerism Essays] 1575 words
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The Expatriate Indian - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) and Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham (2005) were movies that highlighted a very interesting phenomenon; the expatriate Indian. A more colloquially used term would be the NRI (non- resident Indian). Featuring the protagonists as NRIs wasn’t common until the early 1990’s. Before that the NRIs were shown as antagonists with bad morals and poor ethics. It was definitely a big change in Hindi cinema when this new representation took place. All along throughout the 1960’s 1970’s and 1980’s Hindi cinema handled issues on the progress of the nation....   [tags: India] 1190 words
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The Influence of Movie Genre on Audience Reaction to Product Placement - The Influence of Movie Genre on Audience Reaction to Product Placement: The use of brand placements is quite evident in movies today. The success of some brands reporting a phenomenal sales increase may be partly dependent on the type of movie in which the brand is placed. Employing 200 university students, this paper examined the effects of movie genre on brand placement. Students completed a questionnaire after watching and evaluating one 30-minute movie clip categorized by genre—comedy, drama, and science fiction....   [tags: realism, marketing, consumers] 1068 words
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Indian Culture And How It Translates to America - India is a captivating country full of humble traditions, lively festivals, and honest beliefs. With over 2 billion people, India has a vast array of religions and languages with Hindi being the most popular. The Hindu culture is a culture of love, respect, honoring others and humbling one's own ego so that the inner nature, which is naturally pure and modest, will shine forth (Mailerindia Infotek Limited). Hindi is a kind and peaceful religion. It is only fitting to combine a temperate religion with a humble society of people....   [tags: Culture ]
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Is India Really and Emerging Super Power? - ... Quite on the contrary though, India has an extremely strong film culture, bigger than the United States film industry in fact. The genre of “Bollywood” (Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai) has become extremely popular both within the country and internationally. Bollywood is commonly inspired by a combination of ancient Indian epics, folk tales and Hollywood. From this simple example, we can see the unique mix of westernised ideals and the culture rich traditions of India. With the revenue generated and the unique media influence, we can again see how India is most certainly bound on its way to being a super power and how it is being pushed there by the people....   [tags: international relations, society and economy]
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What Attracts Me to the Nursing Profession - My desire to do a course in Adult nursing was first established when I started my job as a Carer with a private health care company that provides services for elderly people, people with learning, physical disabilities, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s disease and Multiple sclerosis. During this time I enjoyed caring for service users and developing professional relationships with them and making a difference to their lives which is the key aspect that attracts me to the nursing profession. During my job as a carer I was responsible for talking to families of the service users and informing them about the service user on a daily basis....   [tags: career choices] 764 words
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The Fear of Islam and Muslims - A pregnant Muslim Egyptian woman was stabbed to death in a German courtroom in 2009. The twenty-eight year old German man repeatedly stabbed her sixteen times. She bled to death in front of her child and husband (“Islamophobia” Global n.p.). Islamophobia is a relatively new term that refers to the fear of Islam and Muslims Some sources also include discrimination and hostility towards Muslims in their definition. Therefore, Islamophobia can be defined as the irrational fear of and hostility towards Islam and Muslims (“Islamaphobia” Opposing n.p)....   [tags: Islamaphobia]
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Indonesian Culture, Music and Religion - Throughout the year we have delved into the culture of various different countries and we have learned their ways and their religion. We went about this, however, in a completely different way than what is normally done when examining and studying other cultures; we learned an amazing amount of information about these cultures simply by looking at their music. This semester I have learned about fascinating cultures from different cultures such as Indonesia, India, and Africa, and I have learned how exactly these countries have expressed their cultures through their music....   [tags: delving into the culture of different countries] 694 words
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The Three Areas of Globalization - According to Thomas Friedman, “In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size medium to size small. And then around 2000 came Globalization 3.0, in which the world went from being small to tiny.” It is not something one can pin point and define as a formal structure of the current international system. Globalization is a notion of the growing interconnectedness of the world categorized into three forms, cultural, political and economical globalization....   [tags: culture, political, economic] 940 words
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Gender Representaion in the Media - ... Generally, actors have a larger casting rate as compared to actress. Women’s role is to bring charm in the movies and to attract men audience toward the movie. Women are used to catch attention of young audience with body exposer. Now a days, women are playing a key role in every field. Females proved that they can perform all tasks which males can do. We usually talk about equality between men and women, so they should be given equal preference in media. Age and beauty matters a lot for women, young and beautiful women are promoted in movies, advertisements and TV shows....   [tags: inequality, roles, age] 621 words
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Comparison of "Monsson Wedding" to "Heat and Dust" - Despite differing in form, the film “Monsoon Wedding,” directed by Mira Nair and the novel “Heat and Dust,” by Ruth Prawler Jhabvala, have many similarities. Both of these texts convey an Indian world and the people in it. “Monsoon Wedding” is a party arthouse, party Bollywood film which deals with the leadup to the wedding of two young people, Aditi and Hermant. It combines their story with that of Aditi’s father, Lalit, and his family responsibilities, as well as the events occurring in the lives of their servants, Dubey and Alice....   [tags: essays research papers] 739 words
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Indian Influence: My Study of Different Cultures - Back in April 2012, I saw Berklee Contemporary Indian Ensemble for the first time at The Loft in their semesterly recital. Fascinated by the performance and positive energy that they projected, I auditioned for the ensemble and got in. I sang with the ensemble for two semesters, both in the hugely successful recital in David Friend Recital Hall and the huge concert at Berklee Performance Center, where we collaborated with Ms. Rekha Menon’s Indian Classical Dance class. I have always been fascinated by the different colors of this world....   [tags: music, culture, class, conflicts] 585 words
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My Family is Defined by Our Indian Patriotism, Bond, and Traditions - I am Asian and more specifically, an Indian. India is a land of culture with every city, every state having a new experience to offer. However what binds us all together is our National Flag, the Tricolour. The flag is probably the biggest symbol, not just of our independence but of the lives of Indians. My family epitomises the true meaning of our flag. The first colour, saffron, is a symbol of sacrifice and courage. Because of my father’s job I have had to change cities constantly. Every three or four years there was another transfer, another city, another school....   [tags: personal narrative] 593 words
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The Case for Non-native English Speakers in the ESL Classroom - English is one of the world's fastest growing languages. What's interesting is that this increasing number is comprised of non-native speakers. Simply put, a non-native speaker of English is one whose first language is not English. It's no surprise then that that there are more non-native speakers than native speakers of English seeking employment in the TESOL field. However, in looking at job postings for ESL teacher positions most (about 80%) of these positions require that the candidate be a native speaker of English (“Dave’s ESL Café”- various job postings)....   [tags: Competence or Nativeness?]
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The Negotiations of Power from Centre to Periphery and Vice-Versa - Any Indian newspaper today, carries some news related to AAP or Aam Aadmi Party. For the past few months, it has been a major discussion topic more so for the people of Delhi, but nonetheless for the rest of India as well. So how has AAP successfully garnered so much attention. What does it bring to the table. Is it just about building a corrupt-free India. The answer is, certainly not. An even important factor is its basic ideology – that they are the common man, working for the common man. What they have successfully done is propagate the idea of distribution of power from the government into the hands of the common man....   [tags: aam aadmi party, india, dependence theory]
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Pros and Cons of Living in a Multi-Ethnic Society - A multi-ethnic society is a society which includes people from a variety of different races, religions, cultures, backgrounds etc. Multi-ethnic societies can have many negative and positive effects which I am going to explain in the following paragraphs. The benefits of living in a multi-ethnic society are that you get to meet new people and learn interesting things about them. People get a chance to understand others and realise they’re equal to us. It makes people less ignorant and alters stereotypical views they may have had beforehand from media influence or friends/relatives....   [tags: culture, diversity] 1154 words
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