Zakaria and Mehta and Lahiri – oh my!

  Am very happy to have finally made it to my first India Abroad Person of the Year awards this past Friday night, downtown  at the Museum of the American Indian, and my goodness it was wall-to-wall well known folks with connections to the desh: Jagdish Bhagwati, Madhur Jaffrey, Mira Nair, Salman Rushdie, Zarin Mehta, […]

Wishing you a filmi St. Patrick’s Day

  It’s a lovely sunny St. Patty’s Day here in New York City, folks are dressed in all sorts of bizarre green gear (Mardi Gras beads?? what the???), and there are  men in kilts lugging pipes and drums on public transportation.   Sure I’ve even donned a kurti with a green floral pattern and carried […]

THAT’S where I know her from!

  Happened to catch part of the latest Celebrity Apprentice  this week, and saw this blonde Playboy Playmate who is one of the contestants, and, at first, I  mistook her for Gene Simmons’ wife/girlfriend/POSSLQ, Shannon Tweed, but then it hit me: she’s Brande Roderick, the Baywatch girl  who played Ritesh Deshmukh’s gori wife in Out […]