If Not Now, Zen?

You’re primed to greet 2009 with a new attitude and a fresh plan; all you need is an inspiring role model. Consider the Tibetan…

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Bombay Calling

With Pakistan all over the news, the fifth San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival seemingly arrives at a perfect time. Alas, the lineup…

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Culture Clash

The immigrant experience meets generation gap in Mira Nair's The Namesake

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I Interviewed Al Gore and Shit

Al Gore is impossibly tall. He's a linebacker, broad-shouldered. He looks like one of those Stonehenge rocks stuffed into an expensive blue suit. If…

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Third Third I

The S.F. International South Asian Film Festival has the depth of an older series

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A Tale Worth Retelling

When an elderly man left the city millions to build apartments for homeless old folks, neighbors tried to block the project. Fortunately, they failed.

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