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The Evolution of Karan Johar: ‘KKHH’ to ‘ADHM’
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | ADHM Poster: MensXP  | Feature Image : Pink Villa   In the past 18 years, Karan Johar has been one director who continues to create new content that excites the Hindi film audience. Johar first found his way into the heart of the audience as a writer and director with his debut film, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.” He is known to work with famous,...

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The Reel Controversy and Reality of ‘Udta Punjab’
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | Udta Punjab Poster: Bollywood Hungama | Feature Image (Alia Bhatt): Bollywood Bubble   Phantom Productions and Balaji Motion Pictures’ film ‘Udta Punjab,’ directed by Abhishek Chaubey, has been through the wringer in the past few weeks due to disagreements with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani. What Happened? On June 6, the makers of the film were asked to...

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New Classmates and Enemies Cause Trouble on ‘Quantico’
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | Banner : Fashion Gone Rogue | Feature Image : IB Times   “Quantico” aired its midseason premiere on Sunday, March 6, and we are now two episodes into the second half of the season. One of the questions that have been brought up in reviews of “Quantico” is how long the series can stay fresh and exciting without withholding answers from the audience.  One...

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NPR’s Piece on ‘Quantico’s’ Muslim Characters
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*Images: NPR Code Switch   Since “Quantico” first premiered in September of last year, I have been writing reviews for Brown Girl Magazine. For this first half of the season, I strived to be as objective and fair as possible, which I hope came across to readers. Some episodes impressed me, while others fell short of my expectations, and I made sure to voice those opinions. It has been an...

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Anushka Sharma on Gender Discrimination in Bollywood
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | ‘Dil Dhadhakne Do’ Poster: Bolly Spice | Feature Image: Instagram   Anushka Sharma has had quite a year in film in 2015, filled with both ups and downs. After being a part of the highest-grossing film of all time in Hindi cinema last December “PK,” Sharma continued to show her range and acting prowess in “NH10,” which she also produced. She received high...

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‘Quantico’ Leaves the Audience Wondering ‘Who Did it?’
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | Image: Fashion Gone Rogue   After a “Quantico”-less week last week, Sunday’s episode of the popular show was confusing, to say the least. “Quantico” usually gives equal time to flashbacks from training camp and the present day. Although they still have relatively equal screen time this week, it felt as if nothing happens in the present day. After Alex turns herself...

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Can ‘Quantico’s’ Complex Characters Trust Each Other?
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | Banner : Fashion Gone Rogue | Feature Image : Vulture   In last Sunday’s “Quantico” episode, the audience witnessed a new aspect of the relationships at the FBI training academy, and beyond: trust. In the present day, Alex and company are trying to clear her name, and in flashbacks to their time in Quantico, this is the first episode where trusting each other has...

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Ep. 5 of ‘Quantico’ Successfully Tackles Major Social Issue
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | Banner : Fashion Gone Rogue | Feature Image : NY Times   During the “Quantico” episode, which aired on Sunday, October 25 at 10:00 p.m., the FBI recruits were given a new task: to create a brand new undercover identity.  Once that assignment was completed, they then had to switch identities and successfully obtain a meeting with the CEO of a company. In...

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Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish in ‘Quantico’ Episode 3
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | Banner : Fashion Gone Rogue | Feature Image : Taaza Updates   Last week’s “Quantico” episode had heads spinning from beginning to end. It is evident that none of these characters can be trusted. Who is really helping Alex Parrish? And, who is a part of the larger plot to frame Alex? These questions were raised largely about Simon Asher, and with some help from...

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Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Quantico’ Premieres
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | Banner : Fashion Gone Rogue | Feature Image : TV Guide   Priyanka Chopra’s new show “Quantico” premiered on Sunday, Sept 27 at 10 p.m. on ABC. “Quantico” begins with a terrorist attack that decimates Grand Central Station in New York City. FBI agent Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra), is framed for the attack, and in order to clear her name, she must investigate her former classmates...

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‘Cracking the Code’ with Ayushmann Khurrana
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com In 2012, Ayushmann Khurrana made his Bollywood debut with the film “Vicky Donor.” In addition to winning many awards that year, he was also recognized for his singing and songwriting abilities from the song “Pani Da Rang,” from his first film. His story is the classic tale of a small-town boy who made it in the big city.  However, Khurrana’s success...

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‘Quantico’ Teaser – Empowering or Demeaning?
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | Banner : Fashion Gone Rogue   It has been a little over a month since it was announced that the pilot of the new ABC series “Quantico” starring Priyanka Chopra was picked up. The trailer looked promising upon its released and received positive feedback. Last week, however, a new teaser of “Quantico” was revealed, and many are upset or saddened of its depiction of Chopra’s character....

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Set Sail with the Mehras in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’
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*Originally published on BrownGirlMagazine.com | ‘DDD’ Poster: Bolly Spice | Feature Image: NDTV Movies   Cast: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Rahul Bose Director: Zoya Akhtar Duration: 170 Minutes Genre: Comedy, Drama Who says money can buy you happiness? Definitely not the Mehra’s of Zoya Akhtar’s “Dil Dhadakne Do.” The star-studded dramedy follows the Mehra’s, a filthy-rich Delhi family who is overly concerned...

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Inspire Series: ‘And the Mountains Echoed’
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As I have gotten older and my school work has slowly taken over my life, I have had less time to read books at my leisure. It is an activity I am trying to make more time for. Out of the books that I have read throughout the years, though, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini is the one that inspired me the most to become...

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Inspire Series: ‘Taking the Lead’ with Derek Hough
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As someone who is passionate about dance and choreography, I have always loved watching Dancing with the Stars. For four or five years, I have tuned in every March and September for the season premiere, and I always end up returning each Monday of the next ten weeks. I originally started watching the show because one of my favorite actors was a contestant, but even after she was...

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Inspire Series: ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’
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As I develop my skill and passion as a writer, there are various books, movies, people, and experiences that inspire me on a daily basis. Because of this, I decided to create an “Inspire” series, in which each post will discuss one specific story or experience and how it has transformed the way I view writing, the creative process, myself as an individual, or the world...

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My Little Secret
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  Teenagers, in general, have a difficult time dealing with the opposite sex, but it is even harder for Muslim teenagers. Any Muslim teenager will agree that the biggest fitnah, or temptation, in the duniya is the opposite gender. There is this picture of love at first sight, holding hands, going on dates, and living happily ever after. Love is portrayed as that feeling...

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