April 2010

With the onset of April, many parts of South Asia are preparing for welcoming a new season and in some parts, a new year. It is another marker in the changing horizon of this region. Join us as we explore the different perspectives that accompany the passage of time.

A critique of Indian cinema and its outdated portrayal of Indian women is featured in the Spotlights section. Don’t miss out on this well-written article that will get you to look at Bollywood in an entirely new way.

Have you ever wondered why liberal arts education finds such little acceptance in many South Asian communities? The culture sections gives personal insight into this intriguing topic from a perspective that straddels both the East and the West. This month, we are celebrating Baisakhi with many parts of India. Find out in our culture section how people all over India attach different meanings to this festival and welcome the new season with us.

Read about how Haverford and Bryn Mawr College celebrated the festival of colors and find out whether if you are in the area next year, you would like to join in the fun. Bollywood does not miss its place in this issue — is romantic thriller Karthik Calling Karthik worth your time?

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