Category Archives: bollywood

An Indian in Bergen – or a US citizen in Bergen? (or shall we call it – the importance of knowing your Hing”?)

So we walk around looking for stores where they sell Indian (ish) vegetables, spices and grains and legume – we exhibit mannerisms and mixed accents that reveal us as “ugly Americans”… who are we? Who are we when we whip out an American Express card sheepishly as we run out of Norwegian Kroners? Who am […]

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Desi Youth Hanging Out in Digital Diaspora – Presentation for Asian American Heritage Week at Bowling Green State University, April 2015

Some scattered notes on my journeys through mediated worlds for today’s (fun – mostly non-theoretical) presentation ( —   Relevant Publications: Gajjala, R (in progress, expected to be in production by Fall 2015). South Asian Digital Diasporas: Labour, Affect and Technomediation. Cultural Studies Series, Lexington Press: UK Gajjala, R. (2011). Snapshots from sari Trails: Cyborgs […]

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in the interim

while I wait to organize a bunch of in-progress works and recent themes from book chapters published into a coherent whole for another book project – am wondering if I should actually blog… at length.   Part of me is just a bit tired – but the other part of me wants to share my […]

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Sari tales

S writes – “Master weavers did pick up this technology…true, it was more for furnishing products, especially when markets opened out….but I again come back to narayanpet, where master weavers have framelooms, and are making sareees on it. It does have a clear product identity (unlike a more universal fursnishing fabric), but I think what […]

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when auntijis from the Zeenat Aman generation dance…

rad Zabibha’s “second generation: One – “Zeenat Sari”” Silk Bandini sari worn in the 70s/80s style.

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found bollywood on sl

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