ARMAAN JHANGIANI writes – On March 13th, Loyola Marymount University had the honor of hosting a conversation with S. S. Rajamouli and his Executive Producer/partner Shobu Yarlagadda of Arka Media Works for the Film and Television College. More specifically, the dialogue focused on the Telugu film “RRR,” which just happened…Full Article INDIA’S RAJAMOULI AT LMU: ‘RRR’ MEANS – ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
INDIA: THE BIG COUGH
HAMAD ALHADBH WRITES – “For many developing countries, climate change is looming large over their existence. We have to take big steps today to save the world. This is the need of the hour.” So said Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, during the COP 26 climate conference in Scotland in…Full Article INDIA: THE BIG COUGH
INDIA: CAN CRICKET BUILD A US FANBASE TO RIVAL THE NFL?
RYAN BYRNE – Invented nearly one thousand years ago and spread around the world by English colonists, cricket is one of the most popular sports globally. From England to Australia, Afghanistan to India, the sport is played, watched and loved by millions. While cricket has a massive following, especially in…Full Article INDIA: CAN CRICKET BUILD A US FANBASE TO RIVAL THE NFL?
MOVIE REVIEW: NOT HOLLYWOOD, NOT BOLLYWOOD, BUT TOLLYWOOD’S “RRR” IS MAKING INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES
BENJAMIN BARRETT WRITES – If you haven’t already seen it, you have probably heard of it. RRR is one of the most globally successful movies today. Released in theaters across the world in March 2022, it has only in the past few months become popular in the United States. Directed…Full Article MOVIE REVIEW: NOT HOLLYWOOD, NOT BOLLYWOOD, BUT TOLLYWOOD’S “RRR” IS MAKING INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES
INDIA: WHERE AGRICULTURAL REFORM HURTS ‘THE LITTLE GUY’
JONAH AGLUBAT WRITES — On October 3, a bloody clash ensued at a farmers’ protest in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh that resulted in 8 deaths. Police are currently investigating the incident that is layered with controversy. Farmers on one side say that a convoy led by Ajay…Full Article INDIA: WHERE AGRICULTURAL REFORM HURTS ‘THE LITTLE GUY’
INDIA: THE PUBLIC HARVESTS PROTEST AGAINST NEWLY PROPOSED AGRICULTURAL REGULATIONS
KATIE SHIEH WRITES — Millions of Indian farmers are taking to the streets, having organized one of the largest protests in modern history. Activists are fighting to overturn new legislation regarding the agricultural sector that would make it more market-based instead of state-controlled. The market-based approach means that farmers’ crops…Full Article INDIA: THE PUBLIC HARVESTS PROTEST AGAINST NEWLY PROPOSED AGRICULTURAL REGULATIONS
INDIA: HIGH APPROVAL RATINGS FOR THE PRIME MINISTER, LOW STATUS FOR THE MUSLIM MINORITY
ZANE KRPAN WRITES — The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has been received extremely well since he won the 2014 election. His approval rating in August of 2020 was an astounding 78% and it has actually been higher in the past (Poll). In comparison to other world leaders, this…Full Article INDIA: HIGH APPROVAL RATINGS FOR THE PRIME MINISTER, LOW STATUS FOR THE MUSLIM MINORITY
SOUTH ASIA: VICE-PRESIDENT ELECT KAMALA HARRIS CUTS A STRIKING FIGURE ON THE WORLD STAGE
SOPHIA JARAMILLO WRITES — As newly elected Vice President Kamala Harris will be endlessly discussed for her diplomatic relations and duties, her fashion will also be discussed, as it should be. It is necessary to bring light to the impact of all areas of her identity. Being of South Asian…Full Article SOUTH ASIA: VICE-PRESIDENT ELECT KAMALA HARRIS CUTS A STRIKING FIGURE ON THE WORLD STAGE
INDIA: WHY IT HAS BECOME SO IMPORTANT TO THE UNITED STATES
ZANE KRPAN WRITES — On the 16th of June, 2020, Chinese and Indian soldiers engaged in a conflict over their disputed border for the first time since 1975. India reported twenty of its soldiers dead, but China did not release any information about casualties. The tension between China’s western border…Full Article INDIA: WHY IT HAS BECOME SO IMPORTANT TO THE UNITED STATES
INDIA: IS MODI 2.0 STILL GOING STRONG?
SARA ALTUWAIJRI WRITES – India is one of the world’s poorest countries, with 68.8 percent of the population living on less than 2 dollars a day and more than 30 percent earning less than $1.25 per day. India’s women and children suffer the most. Is there any hope? Maybe. India aims…Full Article INDIA: IS MODI 2.0 STILL GOING STRONG?
SINO-INDO RELATIONS: PAKISTAN’S COMPLICATED INVOLVEMENT
LIAM ROGERS WRITES — On June 30, 2020, the 14th corps. commander Lt-General Harinder Singh (of India) and South Xinjiang Military District chief Major General Lui Lin (of China) launched a third round of de-escalation meetings while The Indian Times reported that India will, among other things, be pushing for…Full Article SINO-INDO RELATIONS: PAKISTAN’S COMPLICATED INVOLVEMENT
CHINA AND INDIA: THE STICKS AND STONES WAR
ASSOCIATE EDITOR ZHI JIAO DANIELLE GOH WRITES – When Albert Einstein warned about the danger of nuclear weapons, he famously said: “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Recently, tensions between Chinese and Indian…Full Article CHINA AND INDIA: THE STICKS AND STONES WAR
CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: CLEAN THE AIR, FLATTEN THE CURVE
ANNALISA DEL VECCHIO WRITES – Would it be right to describe the visibility of the Himalayas for the first time in thirty years as a good thing? Yes, in a way. The snow-covered peaks have been obscured by air pollution for decades, but the coronavirus pandemic has helped reduce pollution…Full Article CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES: CLEAN THE AIR, FLATTEN THE CURVE
INDIA: A COUNTRY BATTERED BY SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Picture from “Four men have been executed over rape and murder. It’s no victory for women.” by Sud (2020), showing a recent gunning down of four sexual violence offenders in Delhi, India. KHALID ALGHUNAIM WRITES – The current state of sexual abuse in India is not just shameful but deeply…Full Article INDIA: A COUNTRY BATTERED BY SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
INDIA: LOS ANGELES, WHERE INDIANS AND INDIAN-AMERICANS FEEL FREE TO PROTEST
RASHID ALARMELI WRITES — This picture was taken at a protest. It was not a school protest, but the children were photographed as a way to show that inequalities in India hurt people of all ages. The protest took place at Jesse Brewer Jr. Park, in downtown LA, February 22. …Full Article INDIA: LOS ANGELES, WHERE INDIANS AND INDIAN-AMERICANS FEEL FREE TO PROTEST
INDIA: DOES CITIZENSHIP ACT AMENDMENT TARGET MUSLIMS?
SARA ALTUWAIJRI WRITES- At the very end of 2019, India’s Parliament issued a new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) granting citizenship to refugees who entered the country prior to December 31 of 2014. This act covered refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka, among other countries. CAA was supposedly…Full Article INDIA: DOES CITIZENSHIP ACT AMENDMENT TARGET MUSLIMS?