Bollywood: More Than Just Musicals

The practice of reflexivity throughout the research process highlights the importance of declaring and taking responsibility for our positioning as researchers. Pitard J (2017 p. 9) 'Reflexive' thinking is a phrase which is often found alongside 'autoethnography'. As Pitard 2017 (p.9-10) explains, there are two types: personal and epistemological, which are explained below. In this … Continue reading Bollywood: More Than Just Musicals

Om Shanti Om: A Bollywood Gem

★★★★★ If you're looking for funny Bollywood musical to warm your heart, Om Shanti Om is the movie for you. Om Shanti Om (2007), is a fantasy romantic melodrama directed by Farah Khan and starrinf Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) and Deepika Paudukone. The film has won 26 awards including Best Composer (Asian Film Awards 2008), … Continue reading Om Shanti Om: A Bollywood Gem

Social Media, By Me.

Although these projects sound simple by nature, they are truly advanced digital media projects. What you see on these channels are the final products of hours of strategic thinking, designing, creating and scheduling.

A Bollywood Affair: Digital Asia Autoethnography

Years ago, I stumbled upon a Bollywood film, Om Shanti Om. But I've never seen a Bollywood film since. And, that's about to change.

Why Katy Perry’s Cultural Appropriation is Problematic

Cultural appropriation occurs when people within a dominant culture use the stories, styles, motifs, and objects of a subordinated culture without appropriate reciprocity, permission, compensation or research in a manner that is ignorant of the group's cultural context (Han 2019 pp. 9-10) (Matthes 2018 pp. 1004-1005).

It’s review time, Pitches

Feedback is the most important tool for project development. Without it, important insights may be missed, and integral problems may never arise to be addressed. I will be reviewing project pitches from Michelle and Sunny.

Akira (1988): A Reflection

This week, I watched an anime film for the first time. It was vastly different than expected. Upon reflecting on the practices of auto-ethnography, the experience of live-tweeting the screening and my own cultural framework I was able to realise the vast influence Akira has had on pop culture everywhere.