A Bollywood Affair: A Digital Autoethnography

Ellis et al. describe autoethnography as "retrospectively and selectively writ[ing] about epiphanies" (2011, p. 4). As such, 'A Bollywood Affair' is a pastiche of digital media which outlines the respective experiences of a cultural insider, and cultural outsider as they experience Bollywood cinema. View the project below. Digital Artifacts Vlog: Bollywood for Dummies https://youtu.be/plywPQDVBjc Digi … Continue reading A Bollywood Affair: A Digital Autoethnography

Zindagi Gulzar Hai: A Refreshing Romance

★★★ Zindagi Gulzar Hai (2012) by director Sultana Siddiqui is a Pakistani drama which delves into the unexpected romance of Kashaf Murtaza (Sanam Saeed) and Zaroon Junaid (Fawad Khan). The pair won awards for their performance, scoring best actress and actor at the 2014 Lux Style Awards. Worlds collide as polar opposites are brought together, … Continue reading Zindagi Gulzar Hai: A Refreshing Romance

Social Media, By Me: Contextual Essay

Digital Artifact LINKS Click the links to explore my digital artifacts. Jasliftingfit New Economy Twitter New Economy Facebook New Economy LinkedIn Contextual Essay You can download the contextual essay below. Note: parts of the essay are redacted as I cannot publicly share some of the strategies, statistics and metrics shown. Contextual EssayDownload

Buddhism: Spirituality, Mudras, and Fo Guang Shan

Recently, Josh, Allanah and I conducted an autoethnographic study about Buddhism. Honestly, we chose to do so, because there was a Buddhist temple nearby to our place of study, and because all of us had little to no prior experience with Buddhism. Thus, this autoethnographic journey would be one of discovery, and unexpected epiphanies.

Pink: the gripping social-thriller you must see

Trigger warning: this review discusses themes of sexual assault. ★★★★★ Pink is an extraordinary film. The courtroom drama by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury was released in 2016 and has already won 11 awards including Best Film on Social Issues (2017 National Film Awards), Best Film (Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017) and Best Film, Actor, Dialogue … Continue reading Pink: the gripping social-thriller you must see

You Beta Work

JOSH - TIKTOK You had a very honest approach to reviewing your original project. Acknowledging when it's time to change a project is a great quality to have, especially in the chopping and changing world of digital media. You were able to narrow down the issues to having the "wrong platform" and "wrong audience" - … Continue reading You Beta Work

eBook: Mudras of Buddha

I have embarked on a cultural journey: into the mudras of Buddha. Starting with a shocking discovery: Buddhism is not technically a religion since Buddha himself is not a god, but a man. This made me think: maybe my idea of Buddhism was completely wrong.