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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Flagrant Foul on Mark Haines and Erin Burnett – Their conversation about India’s regard for “sacred cows”

The conversation described in this note took place on Friday, May 16 between Mark Haines and Erin Burnett, co-anchors of the daily “Squawk on the Street” show aired on CNBC from  9 am to 11 am. Picture the setting of this conversation. Erin Burnett calls Mark Haines from India. She has set a table with a variety of Indian food items, one of which is a…

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