Slumdog Millionaire – II – Fact & Reader Comments About Our First Article

We received several comments about our January 17 article titled “Slumdog Millionaire and The Merchant of Venice” http://www.cinemarasik.com/2009/01/16/slumdog-millionaire-and-the-merchant-of-venice.aspx In that article, we stated our case that “Slumdog Millionaire, like The Merchant of Venice, embodies a deeply hateful and utterly false characterization of an entire religion.” Clearly this was a unique viewpoint and one that readers could…

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The Mumbai Attack & The Next Attacks – Views of CinemaRasik & Rand Corporation Experts

On January 10, 2009, we wrote an article titled “The Mumbai Attack – It Was Not Terrorism” www.cinemarasik.com/2009/01/10/the-mumbai-attack–it-was-not-terrorism.aspx This was a detailed article that discussed our views and analysis of the factors behind the attack and the implications of the failure of India to respond. Briefly, the article argued: In our considered opinion, this military…

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Miliband’s Comments – Trial Balloon Between Obama Administration & Indian Government?

During his recent visit to India, David Miliband, the English Foreign Secretary seemed to go out of his way to damage the relations between India and England. His behavior was described in the Indian media as presumptuous and condescending. But his most inflammatory action was writing an article in an English newspaper while he was…

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Hollywood’s Deepest Foray Into Bollywood – “Chandni Chowk to China”

Readers of this blog are no strangers to Akshay Kumar, probably today’s most bankable star in Bollywood, with block buster hits such as “Singh is Kingg”, “Welcome” and “Namaste London”.  As Rachel Saltz of the New York Times wrote on August 15, 2008 about his performance in “Singh is Kingg”, “…the immensely likable Mr. Kumar…

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