Reflections

He comes bearing gifts for a nation-Jai Ho!

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!

Reflections

Third eye (not) blind

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

Reflections

Slumdog Millionaire not one in a million

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