Myanmar and Far Eastern India

The story of the natural disaster in Myanmar is utterly tragic. Historically, Myanmar has been a prosperous region with abundant natural resources and a fertile land, fed by the Brahmaputra and Irawati rivers. Myanmar and India share great cultural, religious, social traditions and heritage. The Far Eastern states of India (Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland) border Myanmar. During the Mahabharat period (130 generations before…

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Changing Lanes (2002) and Taxi No. 9211 (2006) – Bolly-Holly Films – 2

This is the second article in our series about Bollywood Interpretations of Hollywood Films. In the desi tradition of using short forms, going forward, we will use our phrase Bolly-Holly (copyright of and by CinemaRasik) for this category.   Changing Lanes is a 2002 film that stars Ben Affleck and Samuel Jackson. IMDB (www.imdb.com) describes the film as…

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Are Bollywood interpretations better than their Hollywood originals? – A new series

In the past, this question would have been greeted with derision. Those days are long gone.  Bollywood has become very good at making terrific films by adapting Hollywood films to the Indian setting. Many of these Bollywood “interpretations” have proved to be better films than the original Hollywood inspirations. In some cases, the interpretations add a totally different dimension to…

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