A bit of an unorthodox post this week, mainly because I want to give myself some sorely-needed time to catch up on the articles I’ve begun to write, but which have gotten too numerous to work through and complete.

During the months that this blog was on hiatus, I gallivanted. In South Asia especially, the mill of current films is impossible to escape, seen all around in advertisements, on bus video screens, or in songs blaring from the sound systems of souped-up rickshaws. These pictures are from the trail of impressions of local visual cultures in some of the places I went; these are the faces that stay on, memorably.

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