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Ambi Jiji’s Retirement

Produced by Public Service Broadcast Trust (PSBT)Public Service Broadcast Trust Directed by Nandini Bedi Distributed bySynclinefilmstore 29 mins. Garo with English subtitles If the global does not encompass the local, then what does it contain? Ambi Jiji has always planted her crops on soil on which forests have been burnt. At the end of each…

By Nandini 4th November 2010 0

Taal Tale

When it comes to speaking a ‘non- native’ tongue, I’ll choose imperfection over shutting up. I’m opportunistic and love to talk. This sort of attitude makes some people in the Netherlands see me as an outsider. Unfortunately for them, I see myself as an Amsterdammer, despite my ‘sub standard’ Dutch, and I plan to live inside the Netherlands for the time being.

By Nandini 4th October 2010 0

Meghalaya Moon and other stories

Meghalaya means a place in the clouds. This place in Northeast India does at times feel like that. Besides the poetry of its landscapes, it has its share of human drama, follies, passions – both good and bad. To get to the Garo Hills where I lived from 1999 to 2001, one has to cross…

By Nandini 3rd March 2009 0