On newsstands this week

  There is nothing even remotely filmi about this post, but I’m breaking my own protocol here to draw your attention to a story that’s very dear to my heart and that is running in this week’s issue of the U.S. paper It’s  a tribute/bio/remembrance of a man who, at age 30, was beaten into […]

Beyond Asia

Here’s a  piece I did for the March 9, 2007 issue of India Abroad.   If you live in the United States and are not Indian, but you have nonetheless become enamored of Bollywood movies, you’re able to get your fix one way or another.   If you live in or near an urban area, […]

Madhuri in Your Midst

  This is a story I wrote  that appeared in the February 23, 2007 issue of India Abroad.   On a Saturday afternoon, the cold and the wind on the streets of New York’s garment district are searing.   But up on the 14th floor, as the sun pours in the window of the studio […]

Is This Seat Taken?

The Travails of Bollywood Movie-watching in the U.S. [This is a piece I wrote that appeared  in the December 15, 2006 issue of India Abroad] Oily samosas, no TP in the ladies room, toddlers dancing in the aisles and the occasional, pungent remnant of someone’s upset stomach.   Welcome to an evening out in the […]