Lost Longings

Although I had seen the island of Rameshwaram on the map of India jutting out like a narrow projection from the Bay of Bengal on the South East Coast of the country, the experience per se was so different from the abstract representation. Despite our best efforts and intentions, we can only approximate reality. Just
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Projecting Dreams

Projecting Dreams

Tomomi Hayata interacts with Ayyasamy and Balu, film projection technicians at Guru Cinema, Madurai, and discovers that so much happens behind the scenes to ensure that the audience has a memorable viewing experience!  A movie theatre is a house of dreams. The lights, the smell, the space… the entire atmosphere creates pure magic. You buy
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Beggars and Sex Workers : The Underbelly of Madurai

Beggars and Sex Workers : The Underbelly of Madurai

  Angus Roche speaks with a few beggars and sex workers in Madurai, unravelling the mysteries and misconceptions shrouding those driven by their poverty to seek their livelihood through unconventional means. The stories of those living in extreme poverty in India are plentiful, but seldom told. For the most part, those in favourable circumstances think
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