Aiyyaa: Let’s hear it for the girl

When I was a teenager in Catholic school, somewhere in either Junior or Senior year, I remember sitting in Mass one day and hearing the priest tell the congregation during the homily (the discussion of that day’s gospel reading) that sensuality is bad, and I remember thinking “Really?  But why?”  His sermon didn’t answer my […]

Imtiaz, Zoya and more – T2B, Day 1

So, Day 1 of Ticket 2 Bollywood now over.  Madhur Bhandarkar was unable to be there, but sent a video apology. Some 100 or so people – actors, writers, and those hoping to be – turned out for the event at the Chatwal family’s Dream Downtown hotel. Screenwriter Anuraadha Tewari (Fashion, Heroine) gave an overview […]

The Oranges

I attended a screening of The Oranges as the last hot, steamy days of summer trailed off, and beside wanting to see a film with so many favorite actors (Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener), I relished the thought of spending 90 minutes watching a holiday comedy set in the weeks between Thanksgiving […]