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Understanding Bollywood

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This book offers an introduction to popular Hindi cinema, a genre that has a massive fan base but is often misunderstood by critics, and provides insight on topics of political and social significance. Arguing that Bollywood films are not realist representations of society or expressions of conservative ideology but mediated texts that need to be read for their formulaic and melodramatic qualities and for their pleasurable features like bright costumes, catchy music, and sophisticated choreography, the book interprets Bollywood films as complex considerations on the state of the nation that push the boundaries of normative gender and sexuality. The book provides a careful account of Bollywood’s constitutive components: its moral structure, its different forms of love, its use of song and dance, its visual style, and its embrace of cinephilia. Arguing that these five elements form the core of Bollywood cinema, the book investigates a range of films from 1947 to the present in order to show how films use and innovate formulaic structures to tell a wide range of stories that reflect changing times. The book ends with some considerations on recent changes in Bollywood cinema, suggesting that despite globalization the future of Bollywood remains promising. By presenting Bollywood cinema through an interdisciplinary lens, the book reaches beyond film studies departments and will be useful for those teaching and studying Bollywood in English, sociology, anthropology, Asian studies, and cultural studies classes.

Bollyworld

Author : Dr Raminder Kaur
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This volume brings together a group of international scholars to analyze the globalized networks of Indian cinema. It provides a critique of a common scholarly tendency in the field of popular cinema of defining Indian films in terms of their modernity and desire for nationhood. Bollyworld argues that Indian cinema cannot be understood in terms of this national paradigm, and must be more properly described as a field of visual and cultural production that interlinks sites as diverse as the cosmopolitan city of Bombay, the provincial region of Maharashtra, and countries such as Nigeria, Germany, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The twelve essays track the intra-national and trans-national movements of Bollywood cinema. Divided into three sections, the first discusses the technology and aesthetics of India's commercial cinema as it developed in the period that spans the silents from 1913 to the advent of the talkies in 1931. The second section studies these films as 'local', 'intertextual' manifestations of globalization and highlights the changes in post-liberalization cinema. Against the backdrop of economic liberalization, the institutionalization of multiculturalism and a strong voice of migrant Indian populations, the third section focuses on the overseas reception of Indian films.

I WANT IT now that should win me the Booker

Author : Anupam Dhyani
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I WANT IT (now that, should win me the Booker) is a story which is told because it needs to be told, there is no other choice. The premise of the story is the idea that the easiest way to get something is to ask for it. Having a will to do something unique and not having a fear of rejection drives Raju, a confused Indian teenager, to fulfill his dreams. Challenging the Man Booker Prize committee in a hilariously pungent way, the protagonist sets foot in an unfamiliar territory. Equipped with hope, simplicity and brilliance, this story points out subtly to the unique manner in which any "want" is to be fulfilled. Asking profound questions in the likes of: what does a person do when he wants something so badly that he is willing to do anything for it? What happens when one loses and regains faith intermittently in his journey? Does destiny overrule human will? Spanning two and a half decades, three cities and two countries, this story could possibly point to the answers of some of these profound questions that each person comes across in the journey of life. Provocative yet honest, contemporary yet carrying the ingredients of deeply ingrained cultural stereotypes , the story of Raju is every Indian teenager's story. A story of want, a story of unrelenting faith in human will. Blunt and bold, the narrative's pungently hilarious character reveals the indignation rooted in people.

The Unsaid

Author : Amiritha Varshini S, Ansh Mishra, M. Dwarakesh
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The Unsaid' is a compilation of quotes, micro tales, poems collected from thirty five budding writers all over India. It is compiled by three amazing friends who have similar passion towards writing. This anthology portrays a cluster of unsaid feelings, thoughts, wishes, memories right from the heart. This book connects with each and everybody because everyone will have something unsaid dripping inside their heart.

India Today International

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Spare Rib

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Newsweek

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Record Research

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Sight and Sound

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American Aeronaut

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The New York Times Encyclopedia of Film 1958 1963

Author : Gene Brown
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The Guardian Index

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Front Page

Author : Digby Diehl
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Reproduction of selected front pages of the Los Angeles times, 1881-1981.

Hotel Sales Magic

Author : Vikram Vithal Kamat
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Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – Not the attitude of the booker! If you only have a hammer…everything looks like a nail!! This could be the situation of your sales team. Having only few techniques, limits their ability to sell and crack deals leaving you with empty rooms and less profit in your hotels. Successful GM’s and sales managers have been knowing for years, that the success is not based on riding the wave during good times, but by developing and maintaining excellent sales and marketing relations regardless of the market conditions. One of the greatest challenges facing hoteliers and hotel managers in terms of getting their well equipped productive sales team that Sells sells and sells! As we put the economic woos behind us, we must be aggressive in our outlook, focused in our endeavors and persistent in the market. A strong, experienced and active sales team alone can make the difference between empty rooms

Motion Pictures

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Chicago Tribune Index

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Arts Humanities Citation Index

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Bloody Loser

Author : Sumana Samanta
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Once upon a time there was boy called Sami who lost his parents at a young age. When there was darkness and despair all over, he got a friend Sanju by his side as a ray of hope. When he was trying to stand up properly he lost another one who was very dear to him. Yet there was little life remaining which didn’t reach its destination. When he became a successful cricketer in his life, a super model replaced his ray of hope. After all this when he tried to walk with her, she stopped midway. And this time when he tried to run he broke down in another unknown fear and pain. And when his last hope became fade also, he found himself lost in the crowed. Everyone went back on the promises that were made to him. Welcome to Bloody loser, a journey to complete despair. What happens when a person loses the game of life? What happens when a man forgets to cry? What happens when there is no hope left in someone's life? What happens when one deceives his own life? Will Sami survive anyway? Will he find his way to life?

The Forbidden One

Author : Zaarra Khader
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Desire enchants! Irrespective of what that desire is for and no matter how correct or blatantly wrong it seems to the world around us - it leaves us stirred. The more we try to resist it , the more irresistible it becomes till there comes a moment when we actually have to take a call whether to draw lines or to cross those intimidating boundaries. The Forbidden One is for all those who believe that one can feel to be alive only when one takes that leap of faith to cross the barriers to your moment of truth. The Forbidden One is also for those who haven’t fulfilled their forbidden dream as yet and are on that cusp of time to take their chances… The Forbidden One is a compilation of short stories - the chronicle of characters who, in some way or the other, are either excluded or restrained or tattooed ‘promiscuous’ by the society. Malicious and primitive in its ways, pushing such people on the periphery is bourgeois. Yet such people have a life of their own and as we go delve deeper into the lives of these characters we discover strengths, self-belief and even a sense of ease with which these characters go about their daily chores. Each of the ten tales here is set in the deep ocean of human emotions. Except that some of these emotions find their expressions in forms that are supposed to be suppressed as per the norms and inherited wisdom of the society.