Friday, February 26, 2021

Carmel Jaeslin

OTT Platforms and Regulation in India: A Quick Recap

Unlike traditional print and broadcast media, online media has largely been unregulated in India. In November 2020, it was reported that OTT platforms, which were till then under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, would come...

Film Remakes in India: Yay or Nay?

The Indian film industry or rather industries are all too familiar with remakes and reboots; more so with the former. As a land of multiple languages, traditionally remakes have come to the rescue to bridge cultural and...

How Hip Hop Music is Assisting Activism in India

Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy (2019) deserves appreciation for popularizing hip hop in India. Even though it does not mark the advent of hip hop music or rap in the subcontinent, the film introduced the genre to a...

Music composer Yashraj Mukhate’s work goes beyond Meme Songs

Ever since he took netizens by storm in August last year with his meme song ‘Rasode mein kaun tha’, Yashraj Mukhate has amassed a huge a following. The independent music producer and composer who hails from Aurangabad...

Jeethu Joseph’s long due sequel Drishyam 2 in a glimpse

The Malayalam murder-mystery Drishyam (2013) was a theatrical success. People who have watched the film would know that it is not a whodunit, yet a gripping narrative throughout. The story is about how a family gets embroiled...

Eeb Allay Ooo! : A satire on the life of migrant labourers and unemployment

“Because they are treated as Gods, they are given food, they are corrupted, they are made to think that they don’t need to forage anymore, so they become bold. They start entering, they start demanding. Then the...

How ‘Bechdel Test’ Friendly is Indian Content

Bechdel test, also referred to as Bechdel-Wallace test measures the representation of women in fiction. It is defined as “a way of evaluating whether or not a film or other work of fiction portrays women in a...

Anthology Films in India: A Story of Revival

In literature, anthology is a book which contains a set of stories or poems, usually on a common theme, and are sometimes written by different authors. Likewise, an anthology film is a subgenre of cinema which comprises...

Web Series in India: A Brief Look at its Journey

Over the last year, especially since the Coronavirus outbreak, OTT (over-the-top) streaming as a medium has been getting a lot of attention and has also been at the core of several discussions pertaining to entertainment. While popular streaming...

How the Pandemic Helped Rekindle Love for ‘Listening’

With the coronavirus outbreak and the State imposed nation-wide lockdown in March 2020, the entire country was confined to their residences, forced to adopt online media for work, studies, and interpersonal communication. A large section of the middle and...

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