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Deepa Mehta’s Movie ‘Fire’ is a Triumph against a Homophobic World


“Isn’t it amazing? We’re so bound by customs and rituals. Somebody just has to press my button. This button marked “tradition” and I start responding like a trained monkey.” (Deepa Mehta, Fire) Fire was the first part in Deepa Mehta’s trilogy. Released in 1996, it deals with the taboo topics...

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I enter through the caverns mouth, Into a bustling fair, And all about there’s shouts without, Of rumoured trades allure, And goods not seen before, Which tempt me to procure, The promises of treasures yet, In prizes that assure, Their purchase is reward offset, By lures that reassure.   Rewards...

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