Articles by: Ashley Tellis

The shameful ‘progressives’

The shameful ‘progressives’

The recent storm in a Tata teacup over the Noam Chomsky event at the Tata Lit Live festival exposes the shallowness of the Western Left-liberal celebrities’, the Indian institutionalised Left’s and the Indian liberal lit fest establishments commitment to the oppressed in equal measure. What was Noam Chomsky thinking when he accepted the invitation from the Tata Lit Live Fest[Read More…]

by December 23, 2020 India
Velutha Rathrikal: This Malayalam film set in tribal Kerala will make you rethink bisexuality

Velutha Rathrikal: This Malayalam film set in tribal Kerala will make you rethink bisexuality

The overwhelming triumph of the film is its portrayal of same-sex love. It is arguably India’s first serious film about bisexuality. Muhammad Razi’s Velutha Rathrikal (White Nights) is one of the most exciting debuts in recent times among independent film-makers in South India. From the looks of it, the film seems unpromising. Yet another adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s story ‘White Nights’ (there have[Read More…]

by August 28, 2020 Arts/Literature