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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" - …

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.

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 …

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), …

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).