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

Design Your Special Day Behind Your Door

Happy New Year, friends!  Are we not excited about the beginning of the year and our New Year  resolutions to lead a healthy lifestyle? How about giving ourselves the permission to truly relax in our own backyard this year? We have read about Yogis discussing about their truly transformative experiences and benefits from a Yoga Retreat. But let me be honest. Yoga Retreats are expensive. … Continue reading Design Your Special Day Behind Your Door

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Thank You – Our Top Blogs of 2015

We thank all our readers for making 2015 a successful and fulfilling year. We blogged about social issues, Indian mythology, and Bollywood. Together, we authored 30 blogs, with a total of 91,000 views from 169 countries! Most visitors came from The United States. India & Australia were not far behind. Top Blogs from 2015 1. Sorry for being away, my Nepal We were all deeply pained by … Continue reading Thank You – Our Top Blogs of 2015

Bajirao Mastani – the Feminist Review

Bajirao Mastani is a wretched love story about Bajirao the stately Maratha Peshwa (equivalent to Prime Minister) and Mastani (a half-Muslim) warrior princess of Bundelkhand. The movie is lavish – magnum opus of sorts, a grand-slam delivered by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I loved the speed with Bhansali delivered all elements essential to a Bollywood movie – stunning song sequences, insanely rich costumes, captivating action, … Continue reading Bajirao Mastani – the Feminist Review

Let the Force be with the Fans

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! Spellbound, Dumbfounded and Shocked That is my expression right now after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If Star Wars Part IV, V and VI were about Luke Skywalker and his quest to reach his father Darth Vader; and Star Wars Part I, II and III were about Anakin Skywalker and his journey from being a noble Jedi to … Continue reading Let the Force be with the Fans

A Late Movie Review – Tamasha

The most fulfilling human projects appeared inseparable from a degree of torment, the sources of our greatest joys lying awkwardly close to those of our greatest pains – Alain de Botton, distilling the thoughts of Friedrich Nietzsche in The Consolations of Philosophy Tamasha, the latest movie from director Imtiaz Ali had conflicting reviews, and after watching the movie tonight I was compelled to write a review … Continue reading A Late Movie Review – Tamasha

Secrets lurking in the Beauty Salons

Would you go to a Beauty Salon if you knew this? For middle-class women across the world, the simple affordable luxury that a salon visit provides is nothing short of desirable indulgence. Accessibility to inexpensive salons is a testament to how times have changed. Once reserved only for the elite, personal beauty services are more attainable compared to even two or three decades ago. The … Continue reading Secrets lurking in the Beauty Salons

Will the Khans take down Sanjay Leela Bhansali?

With the holidays around the corner, mega movies are about to hit the theaters. We are anxiously awaiting: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani (BRM) starring Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh in the lead Rohit Shetty’s Diwale with Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and forgettable people in the lead Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha starring Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead Sooraj Barjatiya’s Prem Ratan Dhan … Continue reading Will the Khans take down Sanjay Leela Bhansali?

Happy Bhai Tika, my brother! My gay brother!

No other day is a better day for me to tell the world that I am a proud sister of my brother who is an anthropologist, a poet, a painter, a writer, a film editor, a political scientist, a sociologist, a PhD student, and the ONLY child prodigy possibly born in our extended family. Not a single person can deny the fact that no one … Continue reading Happy Bhai Tika, my brother! My gay brother!

Thank God Kareena Kapoor Khan does not Represent Bollywood Queens

I am one of those Bollywood fans who gets proud witnessing the success of our actresses. Not all are born with a Kapoor, a Bachchan or a Khan surname, yet some actresses have made it on their own. Deepika, Priyanka, Kangana- they all started somewhere, faced failures, yet managed to rule Bollywood due to their continuous hard work. Bollywood is also a Kingdom of three … Continue reading Thank God Kareena Kapoor Khan does not Represent Bollywood Queens