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Chapter One


Kiryat Masana, Auranoch

  • the party have finished their basic training as Red Riders and are assigned to Captain Marcella’s company, which has been deployed to the fort at Kiryat Masana…
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Dungeons And Dragons

Happy Hanukkah! Let's Talk Filmi Jews in India!

This is a sort of updated post, but really totally new.  I put it up for Rosh Hashanah a couple years ago, but back then I didn’t even know Aditya Roy Kapoor was Jewish, so it was woefully incomplete.  809 more words

Dear Mother: Why the double standards?

Written by Nadira Chhipa

Dear mother, when you shout for Safiyyah to help you cook and set the dinner table please remember to call Ridhwan to assist you aswel. 798 more words

Muslim Women

Nine, Ten - Review by Maggie Megosh

Maggie comes to class bright-eyed and ready to learn every day.  She asks great questions, shares insightful comments, and (note the image she submitted instead of a photo) loves… 394 more words

My favourite Amitabh-Jaya starrer

Real life pair – Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri have been cast together in many movies including classics like Abhimaan and Zanjeer as well as multi-starrers like… 663 more words

Movie Review

Jewish Bombay (1): Baghdadi Jews and the Sassoon Family

A little down the road from my field site there is a cemetery with an entrance plaque that reads: “Set apart for ever by Elias David Sassoon Esq in January 1878 as a Jewish burial ground in memory of his beloved son Joseph, who died at Shanghai in China”. 855 more words


Dahshat (The Terror): Cometh the Mad Scientist

Bollywood never fails to surprise. As film buffs, we think of Bollywood as a substandard product as compared to its Hollywood counterparts. But one close look at the films tell us that even Bollywood scriptwriters had the same kind of thought and creativity – it was only a lack of resources that stopped these films from becoming as famous as the Hollywood ones became. 364 more words