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Author Archives: Nikita Chinamanthur
Experience the poems here. Ablā Nāri was conceived in the summer of 2020 as the final project of a course, “World Literature & Human Rights,” taught by Professor Michelle Decker and offered at Scripps College.
Inspiringly International (2018)
For my senior project, I produced a short documentary titled Inspiringly International about the history and core values of the International School of Bellevue; I learnt audio- and video-recording techniques to relay a compelling story. Guidelines include finding a mentor and several other stakeholders, working outside of the school community, and a final presentation (inContinue reading “Inspiringly International (2018)”
Nine decades of Hindi film music
This list of ten musical numbers from the last ninety years or so of “talkie” films, starting in pre-Partition South Asia and ending in the 2010s
Why Young Indians Lost Their Sexuality
After a hundred years of Hindi cinema, we deserve a realistic, approbative representation of love. And, with those horrible Kya Kool Hai Hum years, we deserve a little more than a hundred years to make up for it. I, for one, have thoroughly enjoyed the rise of unabashed sexuality and healthy, normalized sexual relationships in new Indian films. Let’s celebrate them!
Welcome to the 5Cs
However, the Claremont Colleges are small, insular, and begging for a break in the daily grind’s monotony. Enter the South Asians, the desis, the few hundreds of nonwhite students in a Predominantly White Institution, with our dozens of student organizations and events.