Posts tagged "identity and performance"

The World Before Her: Making Indian Women

A review of The World Before Her, now showing in the Tribeca Film Festival. by Natasha Raheja  The opening sequence of director Nisha Pahuja’s documentary The World Before Her cuts sharply between salwar kameez and swimsuits, Marathi and English, Bombay and Aurangabad, stilettos and chappals, open hair and plaits, bhangra beats and nationalistic hymns, saffron and...

A Jewishy, Irishy, Yom Kippur Special

Years ago, Arthur Carter — publisher of The New York Observer, and, at the time, The Nation, for which I was then an intern — asked me what I was. “An employee?” I asked, confounded by the great man’s question. “No, no,” he said. “What are you?” “Um, a journalist?” Carter’s stare could not have been more withering. He...