Expansion of this blog’s focus

We are expanding the focus of this blog to include articles on Global Issues and their coverage by Media. This does not dilute our focus on Bollywood but enhances the coverage. This decision is based on your feedback and the statistics of article views. As you have seen with the Myanmar coverage, there are few…

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125th Anniversary of Manhattan’s Brooklyn Bridge – Celebration Bollywood Style

                                                                          (Left – View from Manhattan; Right – View from Pier I, Brooklyn)                                            “The Brooklyn Bridge remains an original – like most NYC residents” says NYC Tourist.com. They are right.New York City celebrated the 125th anniversary of this NYC landmark on May 22, 2008.  All NYC television channels ran stories.  But none of them could play a video or a song…

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Comment & Reaction – China & Sharon Stone, American Right & Scarf worn by Rachel Ray

Sharon Stone made a terribly stupid and deeply offensive remark about the “Earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China” being in some way “karma” because of Chinese actions in Tibet. To their credit, the Chinese Government and the Chinese people reacted with anger and protests. Christian Dior acted promptly to pull ads featuring Ms. Stone and…

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Joint Venture between Bollywood’s Eros International and Hollywood’s Lionsgate Entertainment – Another Bolly-Holly* Deal

The Financial Times reports that “The rapprochement between Bollywood and Hollywood has taken a further step forward with a wide-ranging joint venture between Lionsgate, the independent US film studio, and Eros International. the London-listed Indian entertainment group.” The article states that Lionsgate will acquire North American distribution rights to 20 titles from Eros’ Bollywood library while Eros will provide theatrical, home…

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The Lower Stalls

By Madhav Chavan There is a big part of India where the Lower Stall, the Upper Stall, Balcony, and Dress Circle still survive although they are under threat from the upstart multiplexes. The Family Boxes were around in smaller towns well into the sixties but they suffered the same fate as the family rooms in…

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