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November 6, 2012

The Bollywood directress who’d take on a thousand mutinies

My curiosity was piqued at the opportunity to speak with Reema Kagti, directress (and I say that proudly as a woman) of soon-to-be-released Bollywood film Talaash (The Quest), starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee. It’s rare to find women directors even in Hollywood. Kathryn Bigelow was the first […]
November 3, 2012

Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown

I first wrote this post as an exercise in breaking the Fourth Wall–thanks Kriss Morton– (the imaginary wall between the performers on stage and the audience) where the author ie. me actually joins  the characters in the scene. The results surprised me… read on. THAT dress from November Rain September […]
November 1, 2012

How Bollywood inspires this American Author

Meet Merry Farmer, she lives in suburban Philadelphia, but was obviously Indian in her last many births. She loves Bollywood & is working towards becoming an  becoming an internationally certified cricket scorer (No, really!) Here she talks about how Bollywood has inspired her latest novel, Our Little Secrets. Okay, what do […]
October 31, 2012

Encounter with a living God (Amma – the Hugging Saint)

 “I am an interfaith ordained minister,” said the woman with curly hair and olive skin, wearing comfortable fatigue jeans. Smiling, she sat down in the queue next to the crowd control barriers behind me and in a skillful, much practiced gesture slipped off her high heeled boots to wear what […]
October 28, 2012

Halloween, authors & me

Ed Scissorhands vs. the monthly pay cheque When I started writing this post on my favourite Halloween themed movie, I had two possible options in mind. Edward Scissorhands and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, both directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. Edward Scissorhands, while dark at heart was […]