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From Still to Moving Images

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

From Still to Moving Images

Earlier this week, I shared the driving force behind the use of still images on Instagram @fame.critic  – it’s more than an aesthetic reason. When I use photography and public hashtags to display living example of changes, it’s motivated by bearing witness @torontopigsave and visual evidence of heavily injured & consciously gas chambered non-humans and / or mechanical interventions into female reproductive organs by & for those who are entitled to produce eggs and dairy in patriarchal settings everyday.  Read...

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Fashion as a Political Act

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fashion as a Political Act

I wanted to take a moment to offer special acknowledgements to our keynotes, delegates, and higher education publishers Taylor and Francis, Intellect Books and WaterHill Publishing for sharing latest research at the conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?” that I sponsored in Lisbon, Portugal on July 1-4, 2018. Huge thanks to our conference committee members Nicole Bojko and Kiera Obbard for supporting all the way from US & Canada. Here are some memorable moments with our best paper prize-winners! The conference turned out to be immensely...

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(Extra)Ordinary? The Concept of Authenticity in Celebrity & Fan Studies” (2018)  

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Critic's Area, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

(Extra)Ordinary? The Concept of Authenticity in Celebrity & Fan Studies” (2018)  

Just found out the publication of “(Extra)Ordinary? The Concept of Authenticity in Celebrity & Fan Studies” (2018)  https://brill.com/view/title/35655.   This special edited collection features my book chapter based on a 2013 conference presentation in Lisbon, Portugal – filled with memories now. While the literary value of the book chapters has huge significance in the scholarly fields of celebrity studies and fans studies, the inspirations and impacts of research, writing and media engagements leave me with a great sense of wonder and awe – had so many...

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In Leading a Dream Life

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

In Leading a Dream Life

What are the hardest things in leading a dream life? For me, it has been narrowing down thirty years of my life to three suitcases – one belongs to my parents in spirit, my home. Read more on my Instagram. Hope your Monday is a fantastic one and looking forward to sharing more soon. Samita

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From New York To Lisbon

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area | 0 comments

From New York To Lisbon

Had a such a memorable journey in New York City, where I represented our worldwide Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) scholars through public appearances and personal interactions. Special thanks to actor Sonny Chatrath for inviting me to his annual film & TV event after my panel talk at the East Side Institute – will never forget the heartfelt moments while speaking on the ethical use & impact of media and persona in celebrity culture. I am currently in Lisbon and just received Celebrity Studies journal & publication info for the 7th international...

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From NYC Red Carpet to International TV

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

From NYC Red Carpet to International TV

Ending the week with random encounters at a red carpet party in New York City + international news coverage about monogamous vs polyamorous lifestyle on Nippon television network (NTV) in Tokyo. “Choice” was the word that stood out in all cases. The best part has been sharing these lifetime moments over homemade, handcrafted espresso, hot chocolate at a Yale bookshop, and authentic food with loved ones in Connecticut and New Jersey this weekend – will never forget. I am honoured to receive all invitations. Have a great start to the week! Visit my Instagram, Twitter,...

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