Being Santosh Sivan

  This is a story that  I did that ran in the June 20, 2008 issue of India Abroad.   “I’m from Kerala, I live in Chennai and work in Bombay, also a bit in London, and I often come to the United States, but I am basically a backwater boy from Kerala.”   Given […]

Kooking with Kamna

  Sorry, sorry, still feeling the after effects of Kismat Konnection…… Here’s an interesting blogpost that I stumbled across about a week ago…… in it, Janet Miller, a woman out in California, tells about a recent cooking experience with Kamna Chandra, the Hindi movie screenwriter who scripted 1942: A Love Story, among others.   Mrs. […]

No Kemistry, Not Even Kute

Kismat Konnection, a Red Chilies venture  directed by Aziz Mirza, which opened this Friday, is  a big disappointment.   I wanted to like it, I really did.   I’ve enjoyed Vidya Balan since her debut in Parineeta, and, now that Shahid Kapoor has gotten a little older, I no longer feel guilty for even contemplating […]

If you’re in NYC….

  …get ready for  a terrific documentary opening here on August 1: America the Beautiful. More about it in a little while, but I’d strongly urge anyone interested in media, magazines, celebrity or fashion to check it out.

They’re back!

  A while back I lamented the fact that the suits at NDTV decided to cut off the Indian ads when they beam the signal for NDTV 24/7 to those of us living off the Subcontinent. Instead, they subjected us to loop after loop after loop of the same, same, same, same clips of their […]