Article: Deconstructing Bollywood

Author: Srinivas Chemboli, Postgraduate Student, School of Computer Science, The Australian National University

Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Full story at: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/blogs/southasiamasala/2009/07/22/deconstructing-bollywood/

Colourful dances, swirling chiffons and over the top emotions – images conjured up at the mere mention of Bollywood, India’s entertainment capital in ‘maximum city’ Mumbai. But it’s not all song and play in the land of dreams and aspirations.Filmmaking in Bollywood is a serious and often heart-breaking affair, replete with drama and high jinks. What every producer ultimately seeks is the holy grail of the local film industry: the recipe for a Bollywood Blockbuster.

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Comic-book Quicktake: End War Pt 2 of 3

American comic-book publisher Moonstone’s “reboot” of their flagship title The Phantom continues in this tale of sea-pirates and modern-day terrorist violence.

Illustration from End War: Pt 2 of 3
Illustration from “End War: Pt 2 of 3”

Mike Bullock’s penmanship is accompanied by rather striking artwork from Silvestre Szilagyi and ably colored by Bob Pedroza.

Illustration from End War: Pt 2 of 3
Illustration from “End War: Pt 2 of 3”

The “A” version cover by Joe Corroney is simply eye-catching and captivates you with its effectiveness in simplicity.

The Phantom (c) King  Features Syndicate Inc. The Phantom: Ghost Who Walks #2, published by Moonstone, 582 Torrence Avenue, Calumet City, IL 60409.

The artwork featured in this post  is merely presented for informational and review purposes.

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Blogpost: US Manned Space Program under review

Zoe Brain pens her thoughts about the current state of the US Manned Space Program.

Either way, the funding, and therefore the very existence of the US manned space program, won’t depend on the technical issues: it will depend on the US deficit, and the hard decisions Obama’s successor will have to make to remedy the catastrophically growing deficit that is planned to occur after he leaves office. That’s if nothing untoward happens that makes it even worse.

Full post at: http://aebrain.blogspot.com/2009/05/us-manned-space-program-under-review.html

Blogpost: Who ate that byte of apple?

Ganesh Venkateshwara writes about his experiences with Apple hardware and software on the iBook G4 and his eventual migration to Ubuntu Linux.

Out of enthusiasm and out of sheer curiosity, I wanted to own an Mac. So I got one, not a shiny new one, an old, but an equally shiny white, iBook G4. After about 5 months of continuous usage of the default OS that came with it (OSX 10.3 aka Panther), I bid it a farewell.

Full post at: http://tovganesh.blogspot.com/2009/05/who-ate-that-byte-of-apple.html

Article: Changing the parameters of the asylum seekers debate

Author: Danielle Chubb, Phd Candidate,  Department of International Relations, The Australian National University

Published: Monday, 27 April 2009

Full story at: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=8834

People smuggling, is not a security dilemma. It is a humanitarian challenge, writes Danielle Chubb

Changing the parameters of the asylum seekers debate
Changing the parameters of the asylum seekers debate

Danielle Chubb is a PhD candidate  in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University specializing in ethics, discourse and human rights. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis on the transnational civil society response to the North Korean human rights issue.

Article: Looking for Youngistaan

Author: Kate Sullivan, Phd Candidate, Lecturer, Department of International Relations, The Australian National University

Published: Wednesday, 14 April 2009

Full story at: http://inside.org.au/looking-for-youngistaan/

The eighty-one year old candidate with his own Facebook group symbolises how India’s parties are trying to come to grips with millions of young voters, writes Kate Sullivan

Looking for Youngistaan
Looking for Youngistaan

Kate Sullivan is a PhD candidate and India specialist in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University. She lectures  Hindi-Urdu Filmi Hindi (a course on Bollywood film studies) at the Faculty’s South Asia Center.

Article: India Chooses: Cricket or Democracy?

Author: Kate Sullivan, Phd Candidate, Lecturer, Department of International Relations, The Australian National University

Published: Wednesday, 27 March 2009

Full story at: http://www.opinionasia.org/CricketDemocracy

Cricket or democracy? When it comes to pitting the world’s most lucrative cricket tournament against the integrity of the world’s largest electoral process, the national game gets ousted, writes Kate Sullivan

India Chooses: Cricket or Democracy?
India Chooses: Cricket or Democracy?

Kate Sullivan is a PhD candidate and India specialist in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University. She lectures  Hindi-Urdu Filmi Hindi (a course on Bollywood film studies) at the Faculty’s South Asia Center.