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Movie Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

My film review of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. “India hits you like a wave. If you resist, you will be knocked down. But if you dive into it, you will be all right.” What I liked most about the movie was the effect India had on some of the characters — especially Judi Dench. What I liked least was the cultural missteps.

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Mariellen and sati prints, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Maharajas of India

When I was a child, I was obsessed with the 1,001 Tales of the Arabian Nights. I read every book in the library and painted huge colourful murals on my walls of genies coming out of bottles, turreted palaces and fairy tale forts. Many years later, as an adult, I went to India and discovered the maharajas and their palaces really did exist.

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