Posts Tagged "Ashima Suri"

The Good & The Bad

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

  In one of Facebook posts, I mentioned the idea of writing my memoir. Will that book talk about all the good ideas that were expected of me in the past? I am a bad Canadian. I neither support political images of the Great White North nor do I buy hockey tickets. My book Fame in Hollywood North will tell us why. I am also a bad Bengali. I neither buy fish nor do I have to marry. Sometimes we conflate our belonging to a geographical place, a linguistic community or professional setting with what we are expected to identify. Often these expectations are associated with a sense of collective...

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Moving Forward in May

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Critic's Area | 2 comments

Dear Readers, Hope May is going well for all!  If you are in Canada, where I am based, you must be loving the warmer weather now! On behalf of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS), I have been excited in organizing the second part of our public seminar series Moving Forward: An Intimate Evening on Media, Diversity and Social Justice.  While the first seminar on March 29 focussed on individual change, the second one looks at social change, particularly cultural diversity and social justice movements in media and celebrity culture on May 30.  Here, celebrity activism will be...

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From International Women’s Day to Celebration of All

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Critic's Area | 2 comments

Dear Readers,  I hope you had a wonderful weekend! My weekend started off with precious moments that I never planned. The moments unfolded within my serendipitous learning practices that I will always remember. On Friday night, I met with friend Jo-Anne McArthur, who is an award-winning photojournalist and author.  I was finally able to attend readings of her book We Animals ( at University of Western Ontario in London. Jo-Anne’s work has been featured in Liz Marshall’s award-winning documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine...

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Moving Forward: An Intimate Evening on Paths, Success and Love

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Dear Celebrity Culture Readers,  In my last post, I mentioned a rare and intimate evening that is coming up end of this month! On behalf of The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies(CMCS), I am proud to introduce our second location The IndustReal Arts Room (688 Richmond Street, Toronto, ON) with premiere event Moving Forward on Saturday, March 29, 2013. A Canadian and Australian joint production, Moving Forward applies media, social justice, and science to empower individual and social change in a cross-disciplinary and intimate setting. Dr. Louis Massey opens the series with his...

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After a Short Hiatus…

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Critic's Area | 1 comment

Dear Readers, I hope 2014 is going well! After a short hiatus, I am back to writing this blog where I document commentaries on fame and journey in exploring celebrity culture.  The hiatus does not mean time stopped. On the contrary, I had abundant moments filled with travels, talks, readings, choreography, writing, publications, and gifts that I would love to share! To be honest, I don’t know where to start as I am always in the middle of a journey, literally and metaphorically. Maybe I will start with a serendipitous moment that I still embrace with honour and dignity – the moment when our...

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