The foreign policy of the Russian Federation may be often be seen, especially by Western scholars, as turbulent, with policies ranging from radically disparate phases of cooperation and non-cooperation. The contrasting perspective however places Russian foreign policy on the balanced scale of shifts and continuity, with continuity emerging as the…


Spike Lee’s “Blackkklansman” may be termed as his most entertaining, accessible and perhaps his angriest film, packaged as a wake up call to the masses. One which aims to take a more nuanced look at race through an idiosyncratic lens of exaggerated characters which are in actuality all too real…


“Do The Right Thing” is another one of Spike Lee’s wake-up calls to the masses, controversial initially for being accused of inciting violence, the film unveils a day in the lives of a racially diverse community in a lower class neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. …


Bob Harris and Charlotte

Sofia Cappola’s Lost in Translation takes the audience through the bustling life of Tokyo, all the while maintaining an exchange of silence and shared space between the two protagonists: Bill Murray as Bob Harris and Scarlett Johanson as Charlotte. …


The arrival of China in Africa may often be dismissed as a routine occurrence under the banner of “beggars can’t be choosers.” However the implications and opportunities resulting from such a foreign partnership, or any for that matter, is worth dissecting. …


The institutional and ideological structure of the Hindutva project have been described in sufficient detail, by Thomas Blom Hansen in “Recuperating Masculinity: Hindu nationalism, violence, and the exorcism of the Muslim ‘other’,” and Christophe Jaffrelot in “The Sangh Parivar and the Hindu Diaspora in the West: What kind of ‘Long…


Jonathon Parry’s take in “Ankalu’s Errant Wife” is a rather empirical perspective, which detaches itself from the typical top down, structuralist perspectives in works like that of Ambedkar with regards to caste. Parry applies a very deliberate grass roots approach which instead of idealizing quantitative outcomes at a macro level…


The theme of Voyeurism is very interestingly explored by Hitchcock almost as some sort of a double edged sword. The presence of the spying within the diegesis soon becomes an ill present not only in the characters of the film, but the audience watching the film as well. The idea…


“Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women” is an American documentary based on the lectures of Jean Kilbourne. Kilbourne’s lectures advance as an important take on how adverts translate to a very powerful educational force. The kind that is influential enough to reinforce or even redefine gender portrayals in popular…


Urvashi Butalia in her text regarding Women’s Agency very systematically puts forth pieces of oral history which fix into the larger puzzle of feminist theory and what it has to say regarding violence perpetuated on the bodies of women. …

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