How Our Bias Got Us Here #BlackLivesMatter

  Cameron Sterling, Alton Sterling’s 15-year-old son, said at his father’s funeral I want everyone to protest the right way. Protest in peace, not guns, not drugs, not alcohol, not violence. These powerful pictures from around the country say it all – we’re heartbroken, we’re angry and we hope the tragedy of the past month, is never repeated in the United States! United States was … Continue reading How Our Bias Got Us Here #BlackLivesMatter

Sharing Human Lens Blog – Honor Killing!

Women continue to die in terrible circumstances across the world in name of honor and this sickness is quite common in most Muslim countries boasting of appalling women rights record. The concept of honor is so embedded in societies that it becomes very easy to justify all forms of violence against women. Last week, Pakistani social […] via She Got What She Deserved -Killed In Name … Continue reading Sharing Human Lens Blog – Honor Killing!

Hema Malini & Mathura Debacle – “Dream Girl’s” Political Drama!

Hema Malini is a “Dream Girl” by all accounts – an amazing dancer, a brilliant actress, and a delight for audience of all ages and backgrounds. Tamilians love her because she represents the elite Iyengar clan so well. Punjabis love her because Dharmendra is no longer her husband, and he’s back with his first wife from Punjab! So why all the hate for the beloved … Continue reading Hema Malini & Mathura Debacle – “Dream Girl’s” Political Drama!

Make Better Decisions Using the 10-10-10 Process

“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision,” – Maimonides, Spanish philosopher and astronomer, 1135 – 1204 Have you ever been stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to make an excruciating decision? Well, the 10-10-10 strategy might be of help! My mentor Leila Modarres, recently told me about Suzy Welch, a business leader and author, on a … Continue reading Make Better Decisions Using the 10-10-10 Process

Tech & Entertainment Industries Flex Political Muscles – Strong Message Against Anti-LGBTQ Laws!

Bruce Springsteen, a.k.a The Boss, recently stated, It’s the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who won’t recognize the human rights of all of our citizens. Springsteen recently cancelled his nearly sold-out tour in North Carolina, opposing the now infamous HB2 law or the “Bathroom Law”. The law requires that transgender people only use bathrooms corresponding with their sex at birth. … Continue reading Tech & Entertainment Industries Flex Political Muscles – Strong Message Against Anti-LGBTQ Laws!

You Must Watch Haider! The Brilliance of Vishal Bhardwaj – the Best Movie Maker in India

The elegance and opulence of Urdu, a composite language native to both Northern India and Pakistan alike – falls like a soft feather landing gently on your ears. The beautiful poetry of Kashmir is ripped by the harsh reality of Kashmiri life – the Indian military protecting its land against the people who cannot seem to make a home in their own land. If you … Continue reading You Must Watch Haider! The Brilliance of Vishal Bhardwaj – the Best Movie Maker in India

Sit Less, Live Longer – Why I Love my Standing Desk

Is Sitting That Bad for Health? Researchers say “sitting is the new smoking” for our generation. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure too much sitting increases backaches, shoulder fatigue and stress on the spine. Sitting around without much intermittent movement, is terrible for muscles that go in a near-dead mode when sitting for extended periods of time. Body on chair translates to: Reduced calorie-burning rate of … Continue reading Sit Less, Live Longer – Why I Love my Standing Desk

Masaan – the Most Soul Stirring Movie of 2015

Have you ever loved, and eventually felt searing disappointment when life couldn’t deliver all love was meant to be – a loving propitious future, enduring years of blissful harmony? Such is the story of Masaan (translation – crematorium), meticulously interwoven in the narrow lanes of Varanasi –  where four strangers come together and are stripped off of everything they know about love. Spoiler Alert – But … Continue reading Masaan – the Most Soul Stirring Movie of 2015

Lessons in Karma from Deepika Padukone

Have you ever witnessed life come a full circle, like in the “what goes around comes around” kind of way? My co-blogger Deepti and I have spent numerous hours discussing the Ranveer-Deepika-Ranbir-Katrina love angle and we just experienced Bollywood’s biggest karma-is-a-b**** fallout in recent history. As you must have already read – Ranbir broke up with Katrina. Incidentally, it is also the day Ranveer and … Continue reading Lessons in Karma from Deepika Padukone