Tamil Television (Part 1?): Bigg Boss

I was going to write about three or four different shows in this post, but had too much to say about just one. I'll try to continue the series with more U.S.-perspective insights on the fascinating world of Tamil television. ------ Tamil TV exists in a variety of genres: news, soap operas (known here as …

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Cultures of Gift-Giving

As an eager young freshman at the University of Rochester, I had my heart set on a degree in Anthropology and enrolled in Anthro 101 my first semester. To this day, it stands out as one my favorite classes in college, and I continue to believe that Anthro 101 should be a required class for …

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