Bedatri D. Choudhury

Bedatri D. Choudhury is a New York City-based journalist.

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The Trendsetting Legacy of India’s VJs

Their 1990s shows on music channels like MTV and Channel V were neither Doordarshan nor Bollywood, giving rise to indipop and lending “cool” to Indian youth culture.

Bedatri D. Choudhury

November 11, 2021

The Trendsetting Legacy of India’s VJs

How 'Made in India' Made us Thirsty Forever

We talked to Milind Soman and Ken Ghosh about how their now-iconic music video ushered in a sexual awakening for an entire generation in mid-1990s India.

Bedatri D. Choudhury

September 20, 2021

How 'Made in India' Made us Thirsty Forever

The Ordinary Charm of the Extraordinary Hrishikesh Mukherjee

The pioneer of playful films that spotlighted India’s emerging middle-class passed away before he could see a resurgence of the very genre he had mastered.

Bedatri D. Choudhury

July 29, 2021

The Ordinary Charm of the Extraordinary Hrishikesh Mukherjee

The Visual Language of Satyajit Ray

On his 100th birth anniversary, a look back on how the filmmaker redefined Indian graphic design long before he changed how the world looked at cinema.

Bedatri D. Choudhury

May 12, 2021

The Visual Language of Satyajit Ray

PBS’s ‘Asian Americans’ Is Overdue, But Is Just the Start

The five-part series covers 150 years of the community’s diverse history — from the 1800s to 9/11 — yet still doesn’t go far enough.

Bedatri D. Choudhury

May 27, 2020

PBS’s ‘Asian Americans’ Is Overdue, But Is Just the Start
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