Article: Deconstructing Bollywood

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

Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2009

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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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Article: Pragmatic ideals? After G8-G5, Indian PM heads for NAM summit

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

Published: Tuesday, 14 July 209

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By highlighting the necessity of multilateral approaches to global challenges, Manmohan Singh’s rhetoric at the G8-G5 honed in on the utility rather than the morality of broad collaboration.

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. She is also the co-editor of the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies’ new blog: South Asia Masala.