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Boogaloo and Graham - BAFTA 2015

2015 BAFTA Nominees For Best Live Action Short Films

Short films are no more a mere indulgence of amateurs. Today there are dedicated international platforms egging on such short projects with funding and release. Many prolific directors started their careers with groundbreaking shorts like Christopher...

A traditional dance during the Losar festivities, Kinnaur

Colors and Divinity: The Festivals of Kinnaur

The festivities for Sazo had begun by the time Lovnish Thakur, a development entrepreneur in the Himachal, had settled in his gracious host Ajay’s home in Chaura, a nondescript village in tribal Kinnaur. The...

Karsog Valley from town

Getting Lost in Laidback Karsog

Sometimes we are hard to convince while on other times an impulse pushes us into the throes of another adventure. Karsog valley for most is an example of the latter. Hardly mentioned in travel...

Dalit children in school

Is English the Key to Dalit Upliftment in India?

“English is the milk of lioness” – famous words of the proclaimed Indian leader BR Ambedkar, an eminent economist of his time, a revered jurist, a Bharat Ratna awardee, chief designer of the Indian Constitution...