The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a British film about a group of seven British retirees who move to India to spend their golden years. The film takes viewers on a journey from life to death, love to loss, and fear to hope. The movie was nominated for several awards including two Golden Globes and … Continue Reading ››
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a 2013 film starring Ranbir Kapoor as Bunny and Deepika Padukone as Naina. The film tells the story of four college friends at critical points in their lives. This film is a typical Bollywood blockbuster aimed at raking in the rupees with young audiences. Ranbir Kapoor is Bollywood royalty, the latest generation … Continue Reading ››
In A Walk Across the Sun, Corban Addison crafts a harrowing tale of natural disaster, sex trafficking, and redemption. Set just after the 2004 tsunami that claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million people, the story centers around the experiences of sisters Ahalya and Sita. In the wake of the disaster, the sisters … Continue Reading ››
Indian food has a reputation for being spicy hot. The kind of hot that burns from the moment the food touches your tongue. The kind of hot that lingers—for days. This reputation is not undeserved. Many expats struggle with the heat of Indian food. Inevitably, when I eat Indian, the waiter always asks, "It's spicy. … Continue Reading ››
The wait is over. Finally. After 6 weeks, 9 phases, 3 dry days, and more than 550 million votes cast, India finally has a new prime minister: Narendra Modi. Congress conceded defeat around lunch time today. The mood around Mumbai has changed. This afternoon, the vibe feels positive, more energetic than usual. The stock market … Continue Reading ››
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The bravehearted one will take away the bride) is one of Bollywood’s most quintessential films. Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, DDLJ follows two NRIs (Raj and Simran) who meet on a train during a European holiday. They fall in love, but Simran is engaged to another guy and must return to … Continue Reading ››
It's lunchtime at Powai's China Valley restaurant. Powai's young professional crowd favors China Valley for cheap prices and efficient lunch service, not five-star food options. Arjun taps on his iPhone keyboard as he sits across from his workmates, Deepika and Raj. Deepika motions the waiter to serve more Korean noodles. Tap. Tap. Tap. The waiter approaches Arjun first.
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