INDIA: Rekha and the Seating Row

Rekha, the leading actress of the Hindi film industry who was sworn in as a Member of Parliament recently, courted controversy related to her seating arrangement in the Rajya Sabha. Rekha was nominated to the upper house along with industrialist Anu Aga and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Her seat fell right behind her contemporary actor and [...]

Nowrouz: an Iranian gift for global peace

Nowrouz is the ceremony of peace, brotherhood and faith History books say that Iranians have been celebrating and glorifying it for more than 6,300 years. I’m talking about Nowrouz; the Persian New Year festival. In 2010, the UN General Assembly recognized Nowrouz as an international holiday and called on the member states to do their [...]

Dutch, Flemish MPs vote to fight for Afrikaans

Motion-Bosma voted in at Dutch Language Union: Dutch, Flemish MPs agree to actively campaign for Afrikaans-language rights: supported by parties ranging from D66 (far-left) to Vlaams Belang (Flemish conservatives) The Interparliamentary committee of the Dutch Language Union has voted in a motion calling on the Ministers of Flanders and the Netherlands to become actively engaged [...]

On The Aesthetics of Narco-Traffico and the Reality of MISS BALA (Miss Bullet)

(Movie: Canana Films, 2011, Mexico; Screenplay by: Gerardo Naranjo & Mauricio Katz. Showing: IFFR, International Film Festival Rotterdam) Laura Guerrrero and her best Friend Su Su are preparing to participate in the Miss Baja California pageant: Laura a 23 year old young woman from the Barrios of Baja has high hopes, and big dreams and [...]

Wan Pipel (One People): by Filmmaker Pim La Parra (VIDEO)

On the Aesthetics of Sovereignty and Independence: Wan Pipel (One People): Suriname after Independence as Envisioned by Filmmaker Pim La Parra (Scorpio Movies, 1976) The premiere of the Movie Wan Pipel in Suriname, after the Independence of Suriname was a gift from its director Pim de La Parra to Suriname. A Homage to the Surinamese [...]

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