Is This Seat Taken?

The Travails of Bollywood Movie-watching in the U.S. [This is a piece I wrote that appeared  in the December 15, 2006 issue of India Abroad] Oily samosas, no TP in the ladies room, toddlers dancing in the aisles and the occasional, pungent remnant of someone’s upset stomach.   Welcome to an evening out in the […]

The Namesake

Mira Nair does cities well.   She’s taken us from Bombay’s cramped lanes of the red-light district, brought us to  roam around Delhi in the footsteps of a family planning a big Punjabi wedding, and now back and forth between  Calcutta and New York in The Namesake. The movie opens worldwide in early March 2007 […]