I thought they were going to kill him. As I was pushed toward the gate of his house and a Headlines Today microphone jammed into my face, I thought they were going to kill the two-time Oscar winner.I was standing outside A.R. Rahman’s house at 2 a.m. along with a mob of media persons, musicians,… Continue reading He comes bearing gifts for a nation-Jai Ho!
My grandmother got married when she was 15. This year, when she lost my grandfather, she told me, “I have known nothing else since my teen years. I have always taken care of him. And now? What am I supposed to do with all my time?”She had spent all her time giving, taking care of… Continue reading What’s love?
I’ve always thought since I was young that my bindi sort of “marked” me, that perhaps it is the reason why strangers remember my face, why guys don’t approach me at frat parties, or why even desis think, upon first glance, that I’m ultra conservative. People have always watched from a distance, wary of what… Continue reading Third eye (not) blind
Four Golden Globe awards, a sweep at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and 10 Oscar nominations....that was it -- I couldn’t handle the suspense any longer. I had to find out for myself just what the hullabaloo was all about. My verdict: average.The rags to riches fairy tale is one that I’ve seen time and… Continue reading Slumdog Millionaire not one in a million