27 December 2013 ~ 3 Comments

13 for 2013 – The Year’s Best Music! (Bollywood)

My favorite music from 2013, arranged in no particular order. Titli (Chennai-Express) Once in a while, megastar Shahrukh Khan comes around with yet another mindless movie that reminds you of his Ram Jaane days (Yes, we haven’t forgotten). In Chennai Express, our Rahul is over 40 and relies mostly on repeating ad-nauseam scenes from Bollywood […]

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16 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Queer Contemporary Bollywood: A Work In Progress

Lets get one thing straight (pun unintended): Bollywood is going to appear super-queer to the Western eye with the extravagant musicals, vibrant colors and exaggerated acting. There are generations of homoeroticism, repressed and alternative sexualities and I am no expert, especially when it comes to anything made before 1990. For anyone interested, you can read […]

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03 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Elle Magazine Tries to ‘Whiten’ Indian Skin

I am migrating a few of my favorite blog posts over the past year to my personal blog. I apologize if this causes issues with your RSS feeds. It looks like Elle Magazine had quite the white Christmas. Recently in the news for lightening the skin of Gabourey Sidibe on the September cover, the magazine […]

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01 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Make Sure to Go Watch My Name is Khan – Feb 12

Shahrukh Khan and Kajol–two of the biggest Bollywood celebrities–made history when they rang the bell to open up NASDAQ on Monday. I am not sure what promoting capitalism has to do with the film.  Does Shahrukh Khan’s character (Rizwan Khan) in the movie also ring the NASDAQ ‘ghanti’ to reunite with his loved one? But […]

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16 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Best Songs from Bollywood – 2009

Want to try out new, ‘exotic’ International music and just don’t know what to listen to after seeing the gazillion Indian music albums out there? Well, here is a listing of some of the best songs from Bollywood in 2009, in my opinion. New York – Tune Jo Na Kaha 3 Idiots – Behti Hawa […]

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