For Zohra-ji on her 100th birthday

This is how I first came to know of her: She was Lady Lili Chatterjee of the MacGregor house in The Jewel in the Crown, the wonderful Granada TV serial adaptation of Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet.  In that role, Zohra Sehgal was elegant and knowing, the very person you would want to live with on […]

The Commuters

  The former Prince of Wales Museum (now, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya) is the current home to an exhibition of recent work by Chirodeep Chaudhuri entitled The Commuters. If you’re in, or heading to, Mumbai you have a chance to see these remarkable portraits (a selection of 56 chosen from more than 700 images […]

NBC’s in love with India

Well, at the very least, is quite fond of India and her many cultural riches. On Monday, April 23rd, the NBC show Smash will have its Bollywood moment: Must say, between Outsourced, Sendhil Ramamurthy’s recurring presence (first on Heroes, now he’s popped up on The Office) and now this number on Smash, NBC seems to […]