For decades, cinema across nations has masterfully captured the universality of the immigrant experience, untouched by the disparity of time and characters. Here’s a list of five of the best movies on immigration, distinguished by their ageless humanism and tribute to the indomitable human spirit.
Dismal though all of this may sound, hope isn’t lost. India is already witnessing a nascent revolution in the school education sector, all thanks to a man who didn’t just lament the failures of the system, but chose to act in order to rectify them. And blazed a trail with his Muni International School.
But as the United States finds itself in the throes of a burgeoning crisis – public health, economic, and social – a close look at Bernie Sanders’ core political beliefs reveals their remarkable prescience and prudence, particularly in the current context.
The book written by Donald Trump’s niece is the latest addition to a lengthy list of damaging books written by Trump’s detractors. But Trump’s own actions and reactions may have a far greater role in his undoing than a bunch of blockbuster exposés.
Twitterati were quick to react to these stars’ calls for justice. They called them out for their pin-drop silence at caste-based violence and atrocities against minorities in India. And they correctly pointed out that both Chopra and Khan had endorsed “fairness” creams in the past.
It may be too early for India to indulge in triumphalism over the implementation of the new domicile rule for Jammu & Kashmir. As Israel and Sri Lanka illustrate, seizing and occupying territories may mean victory, but almost always Pyrrhic.
From magnanimous friends and fearless patriots in the 1950s and 1960s to menacing gangsters and coldblooded terrorists in the 1990s and 2000s, the Muslim in Bollywood has changed a great deal over the decades.
It is not mere luck that has aided the BJP’s victories, but a string of cunning manoeuvres straight out of Machiavelli’s treatise. Likewise, political insouciance, not always ill-luck, has proven to be the Congress’s nemesis.
While there isn’t a scintilla of doubt that Hindi cinema has matured and metamorphosed over the decades, it has unfortunately also lost much along the way. One of these things is its portrayal of India’s cherished Hindu-Muslim syncretism through a profusion of Urdu dialogues and lyrics.