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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 - ... King Khan also produced and directed Bollywood's first sci-fi film, Ra-One. King Khan received international acclaim for his film My Name Is Khan, a post 9/11 depiction of the state of Muslims in America. He has received all the awards that Bollywood has to offer. He is happily married to a Hindu, Gauri Khan, and has three children. Amir Khan, who is referred to as the Tom Hanks of Bollywood, is a thorough professional. He hails from a devout Muslim family with strong ties with Bollywood. He started acting at a very tender age....   [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 - ... The theme of friendship is memorably revealed through Bhola and Guru. Guru helps Bhola win Bindu throughout the movie. For instance, Guru helps Bhola get Bindu’s attention by being the playback singer for Bhola. Hence, due to Guru’s voice Bindu notices Bhola and soon after Bhola and Bindu fall in love. Another example of their friendship is at the time Bhola discovers that Bindu is going to marry his uncle. Guru is the one who helps his friend and goes to Bhola’s uncle’s house and explains to his uncle that Bhola is in love with the girl who he plans on marrying....   [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 - ... The theme of duplicate characters is memorably revealed through the characters of Don and Vijay, played by Amitabh Bachchan. Don is a most wanted criminal and the leader of the underground mafia. On the other hand, Vijay is Don’s lookalike and is an ordinary man of India who takes care of two parentless children. When Don is killed from the scuffle between him and the policemen. DSP takes advantage of Vijay being Don’s lookalike by portraying him as Don to learn about the underground association in order to imprison all criminals....   [tags: Bollywood movie review] 2187 words
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Dance Around the World - ... An example of a traditional African dance that brings a community together while still maintaining the cultural context is the Adzogbo. The men prior to the departure to enter into combat originally performed this ancestral war dance, indicating strength, grace and agility of African warriors. In order to incorporate the theme of community while still maintaining a strong cultural meaning, this dance is still performed in the same manner, only by men travelling in a circle with movements that resemble scenes of a battlefield (such as throwing a spear)....   [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 - ... Since that time, many people showed more interest in the movie industry which was developing day by day. When movie houses were created, it allowed more people to get involved in the growing industry. At a specific time when the population was less than half of today, movie houses were selling more than 90 million tickets a week. Since that time the movie industry developed a system of shipping movies and playing them in movie theaters worldwide. That system allowed more people to get knowledge of other countries and try to develop their own movie industry .As an example for that we see the growing motion industry in some countries like India and Qatar....   [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 - ... (DLR van der Waldt, May 2007) : Product placement in films receives renewed focus in integrated marketing communication (IMC). One of the main concerns with regard to product placement as a marketing communication tool is that marketers have little knowledge if consumers are aware of product placements or recognise products that are deliberately placed in feature films by markerters and advertisers. The following specific research objectives are put forward in this paper to determine; if product placements in films increase realism of the film and respondents’ recognition of brand name products placed in a film....   [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 - ... As a Carer, I understood the importance of empathy, one service user that I cared for had recently lost her husband to pneumonia, even though I couldn’t do anything, I tried to lessen her by making her laugh and just being there for her at a rough time. I think empathy is essential as a nurse since I would have to display empathy towards my patients by interacting with them and making them feel less alone. I was also responsible for prompting and administrating medication from this I learnt the importance of reading and checking labels of medication and reading dosages....   [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 - ... Gamelan is possibly the most interesting style of music I have ever experienced. This style of music is not even written down or even rehearsed, from what I understood in the videos that were shown in class. The music “revolves” around a basic gong cycle, which serves as the music’s foundation and it is almost entirely improvised. One musicians group will do their own thing, and another section of musicians in charge of different instruments follows and begins to play, following the rhythm the other group had begun and adding to it....   [tags: delving into the culture of different countries] 694 words
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The Three Areas of Globalization - ... My iPhone for instance was designed in California but manufactured in China. Rich countries specialize in high-tech products while the poor countries are now left to mass-produce those products abandoning their once agricultural economy. The constant contact between the interconnected economies often makes it as inexpensive to do business with foreign companies compared to internal businesses This helps create more market and more product diversity globally however; it also minimizes the advantage of the domestic businesses....   [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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Definition of Servant Leadership - ... Servant Leaders also need to be confident, genuine, and aware. In order to gain the trust and loyalty from their followers, Servant Leaders should be aware of the issues that are present in their community and seek a solution that benefits the community. With this being said, Servant Leaders have to be confident in their beliefs in order to persuade others into joining their cause. If a leader is not confident, people will doubt the leader and choose not to follow them. Along with this, Servant Leaders should never take advantage of the trust of their followers and misuse their power....   [tags: philosophy, servant to the community] 1024 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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Cinema as Intertext in Midnight’s Children - Cinema as Intertext in Midnight’s Children Saleem in Midnight’s Children makes an accurate evaluation of India when he states, “Nobody from Bombay should be without a basic film vocabulary” (Rushdie 33). Bollywood, the capital of the film industry in India, is the largest manufacturer of motion pictures in the world. A large percentage of the films are either mythical romances or musicals and often they last longer than three hours in length. While watching Indian cinema would be a painful ordeal for Western audiences, Indians embrace the industry and are very proud of their cinema heritage....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Indian Influence: My Study of Different Cultures - ... One of the requirements for the minor happens to be an Art History class. Without doubt, I chose Indian Art, Music, and Culture class because I had been intrigued by Indian culture after participating in the ensemble for 2 semesters. Saying that the class is easy would be a lie. LAHS-P230 is probably one of the most challenging classes I have ever taken at Berklee. Despite the fact that the general guidelines of the history are easily understandable, the amount of details that were presented in the class are somewhat overwhelming....   [tags: music, culture, class, conflicts] 585 words
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The Role of Indian Cinema in Shaping Public Opinion on 9/11 Attack - Just as the attacks of September 11 left a tragic mark in the American history, changing the course of its future in more than one ways, it left the rest of the world in shock and dismay as well. The attack, not only initiated Americas involvement in the war against terrorism and affected its international relations, it also greatly affected its people, creating prejudices against the Arabs, Muslims and look-a-likes causing mass hatred, discrimination and racial profiling. The American media and popular culture has made this event the center of its attention innumerable times....   [tags: Media Influence, Racism]
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My Family is Defined by Our Indian Patriotism, Bond, and Traditions - ... In such a situation, my mother, who is an engineer, sacrificed her career and gave up her job, to be able to spend time with me at home. She did this to help me in my studies and to ensure that I got a very solid foundation academically. It is to that sacrifice to which I owe all my success both in and out of the classroom. It shows our family’s togetherness and how the bond that binds us is of utmost importance. The second colour is white, which stands for peace, amity and togetherness. My family is very involved in the community....   [tags: personal narrative] 593 words
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Commentary and Analysis of Samuel Huntington’s paper “The clash of civilizations - ... All these examples have something in common. They all include people of the same ideas, beliefs and religion on one side. Huntington states that the next war would be the one between “the West and ‘the rest’”. At the time he wrote his article Soviet Union has just broke up and world has experienced a big shift in the political view. The West, especially the United States, seemed as a great unbeatable leader. Huntington proposes that nations from the same civilizations can unite in the struggle against the big enemy....   [tags: War, Society] 1188 words
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The Work Ethic, In A Modern Guise author Joanne B. Ciulla - ... With some patience, young employees can do the job or task assigned to them very well and find personal satisfaction in that which can lead to a happy life. According to the author, students show a lack of dedication and commitment when it comes to work ethics and I agree with Ciulla on this but I disagree with her on her point that the young generation works for extra rewards. The young generation is a generation of slackers. In the Bollywood movie, “ Wake Up, Sid”, the director has nicely portrayed the life of a college going student who is a malingerer....   [tags: modern style, traditional work ethics] 599 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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