Film Fridays: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

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 ››

How to cure your Indian election hangover

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 ››

Film Friday: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

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 ››

Mumbai moments: Why being a man in Mumbai is so damn difficult

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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