Bollywood http://kalw.org en Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Happy Birthday Burman http://kalw.org/post/sandip-roys-dispatch-happy-birthday-burman <p><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; ">July 2, 2014: R.D. </span>Burman<span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; "> would have turned 75 last week and Bollywood threw a great birthday bash.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana;">Sandip&nbsp;and Kronos Quartet violinist David Harrington remember the great Burman.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 45933 at http://kalw.org Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Happy Birthday Burman Women vigilantes, real and reimagined http://kalw.org/post/women-vigilantes-real-and-reimagined <p></p><p>This is a story about two films that are in the eye of a peculiar storm in India.</p><p>One is called Gulaab Gang. The other is called Gulaabi Gang with an "I." But in that single "I" lies a world of difference.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 41055 at http://kalw.org Women vigilantes, real and reimagined The Lunchbox feeds your soul http://kalw.org/post/lunchbox-feeds-your-soul <p></p><p>It may have been passed over for an Oscar nomination, but the&nbsp;New York Times calls The Lunchbox a Bollywood anomaly - a &nbsp;quiet movie of unexpressed anguish and yearning instead of movies that clutch viewers by the throat and assault them with glamour, pizazz and dancing.</p><p>But what’s really surprising about&nbsp; The Lunchbox is it actually really made a splash in India with a love story so low key, so subtle, one can hardly call it a romance. The lovers don’t meet. They just exchange notes in a lunchbox. Real handwritten notes . About life. And food.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 40151 at http://kalw.org The Lunchbox feeds your soul I Love You Box http://kalw.org/post/i-love-you-box <p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 33513 at http://kalw.org I Love You Box Indian Cinema Turns 100! http://kalw.org/post/indian-cinema-turns-100 <p></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal; ">On May 3 1913 D G Phalke stunned Indians with Raja Harishchandra, a melodramatic mythological film he called a performance with 57,000 photographs. He hardly imagined he was giving birth to the biggest film industry in the world.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:05:53 +0000 Sandip Roy 27239 at http://kalw.org Indian Cinema Turns 100!