Booze and Bachchans 1+2

  When the dreaded  Fasten Seat Belt sign goes on AND they ask the crew to sit down, that’s when I start trembling. Best cure for a fear of violent turbulence? Knock back a few glasses of champagne and watch Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, again. For the past 14 hours I was on a flight to […]


Perhaps if I were still a swoony teenage girl, I would have loved this film unequivocally.   All through high school, my boyfriend lived in the next town over from my aunt and uncle, down in Mexico.   He would write once, sometimes twice a day.   At first, before I taught myself Spanish, I […]

MIAAC Film Festival on now!

Here‘s a great line-up of films at the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council, currently running in NYC through this Sunday, the 11th.   For a first this year, some films are also being screened just across the Hudson at the Newport Mall cinema in Jersey City, just steps away from the Newport/Pavonia stop on the PATH […]

Verizon competition: Meet SRK in India

  Perfect timing leading up to the big Diwali release Om Shanti Om…. As Vin Bhat told me earlier this year when I interviewed him, Verizon Wireless has now partnered with Saavn to bring Bollywood ringtones and ringback tones to their customers, and for Verizon Fios subscribers, they will be able to access music videos, […]