Here’s the Empire State Building dressed up Saturday night in India’s colors, in anticipation of the India Day Parade which was to take place on Sunday, August 20, with Rani Mukherjee as the grand marshal: and here’s Madison Avenue on Sunday morning, with the barricades up and the NYPD on the scene, prior to the […]
A pause between reviews.
Something old, something new, something madrasi, something blue?
Yes, in spite, or perhaps because of my Irish roots, I was up before daylight to watch The Wedding. So sue me. My mother and her generation grew up watching the royals across the Irish Sea and observing how they marked their big milestones. On Christmas Day, people would listen to the Queen’s address, […]
Code of conduct at the cinema
After gathering inputs from listeners far and wide, Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode of BBC Radio have compiled this bang-on code of conduct for cinema-goers. Hearing some of the experiences people shared over the past few weeks have been enlightening: one man’s child was thrown up on by the woman in the row […]
Please, Mark Thompson, don’t take away my Raj & Pablo
I don’t know how many years it’s been since I started listening to the BBC Asian Network, but it’s been a while now. I loved this station from the get-go for all the bhangra and the chat shows and the radio soap opera, and soon I was listening to it at work and downloading […]
When the Denver Nuggets met B’wood
On November 24th, at the Denver Nuggets – NJ Nets game halftime, Denver dance doyenne (and instructor) Renu Kansal took to the floor of the Pepsi Center with her Bollywood West troupe to perform. I had been anticipating this event almost as much as they all had, since Renu had entrusted Top Secret discussions of […]