Sepia Tone This is Sepia Tone, a column by Nadya Agrawal on growing up with films from the South Asian diaspora.

On ‘Mississippi Masala’ and the Politics of Desire

They were a two-sided awakening for me; a bi-panic-inducing pairing.

Sep 07, 2021
The Fraught Identity of ‘Where’s the Party Yaar’

I get the melancholic task of laughing through my grief.

Jun 10, 2021
The Women Who Don’t Bend in ‘Bend It Like Beckham’

The film contains a pantheon of archetypes, all of them represented in these Indian Panjabi women.

Apr 12, 2021