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

A lady in the dark and cold winter night

Many years ago, in a faraway land- called Maryland- a girl ‘Minty’ was born to enslaved parents.  Three of her sisters were sold to distant farms causing a serious distress in her family. When a merchant approached her father to buy her brother, he resisted resulting in serious violence. But this incident had a great impact on Minty’s life as she learned to resist when … Continue reading A lady in the dark and cold winter night

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

Revisiting the Classic: Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam

Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam- the classic based on a novel by acclaimed Bengali writer Bimal Mitra- must be finest Hindi cinema of the century that highlights the decline of wealthy aristocracy and the rise of working class in colonial Bengal. Released in 1962, the movie shows the contrast in two social classes through the character of Bhootnath- a young lower middle class  servant in the … Continue reading Revisiting the Classic: Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam

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