Chak De Somerset House

Written by on August 18th, 2007

On August 9th, Somerset House became the focal point for Bollywood. Film4, was airing a Bollywood film as a part of the Summer Season for the first time. Not only that, but it was also the premiere of Chak De India. It was the first film Somerset House has premiered and it happened to be […]

Lost in Translation

Written by on August 18th, 2007

I hate the subtitles in Indian films. As someone who watches many foreign films, subtitles don’t bother me. Inaccurate translations do. Indian cinema has a huge issue with translations and subtitles. I have no idea what the film’s subtitles turn out to be in other languages, but with English being my mother tongue and Hindi/Urdu […]

ON HOLD: NRI’s In Bollywood

Written by on August 17th, 2007

As an NRI and a fan of Indian films, I have a real quibble with Indian cinema. Or more specifically, Indian filmmakers who portray NRIs on the mainstream screen. I have had the misfortune of watching Yaadein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Mujhse Dosti Karoge (all the way through), Salaam Namaste, and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (which […]

Scream and Shout: Celebritydom

Written by on June 12th, 2007

Note: The views expressed in this article do not reflect the views of’s staff or owners. They are solely the views of the writer of this opinion piece. Celebrities annoy me as it is. That’s nothing new. Anyone who knows me, know that I have issues with the whole celebrity concept. However, the Bollywood […]

Scream and Shout: Cannes Film Festival

Written by on June 12th, 2007

Note: The views expressed in this article do not reflect the views of’s staff or owners. They are solely the views of the writer of this opinion piece. Ah the Cannes Film Festival. 60 years in the running and one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in the world. Or so they […]

Scream and Shout: Abhi-Ash Marriage

Written by on April 9th, 2007

Note: The views expressed in this article do not reflect the views of’s staff or owners. They are solely the views of the writer of this opinion piece. So Abhi-Ash are finally together. Good for them. Bad for us. For a week we saw nothing but the engagement confirmation making headlines (Note to news […]

To Decor or not Decor

Written by on March 19th, 2007

To Decor or not Decor…That’s the question. Okay so that title isn’t grammatically correct but whatever. I have jounalistic license. Clothes make a statement. Make-up makes a statement and strangely enough, so do bedrooms. Your bedroom can define you as romantic, mysterious, confused, gothic, dramatic, cultured…In fact whatever you please. It’s not just the accessories […]

Spring Cleaning or Spring Cluttering?

Written by on March 19th, 2007

That is the question that an OCD sufferer can answer with ease. We happen to love cleaning. Yes it’s strange. Yes it’s therapy-worthy. I love spring cleaning. In fact I love it so much that I have a monthly cleaning. I am the Almighty Queen of all that is symmetrical, clean, germ-free (Dettol and bleach […]

Forever Fragrant

Written by on March 18th, 2007

Fragrances are as defining of a person as their clothes, shoes accessories and cosmetics. Fragrances don’t work with each personality and finding the fragrance for your personality is very important because you want people to associate fragrances with your personality and recognise it as your scent. It comprises a very large part of your persona. […]

Koffee With Karan 2 – A blast or a thing of the past?

Written by on March 18th, 2007

So it’s back. And how? Or should I say now, since I personally feel that the opening show was lacklustre and therefore doesn’t deserve the recognition it got, BUT the how is in reference to the shows that followed. I wasn’t particularly fond of the first season (barring the two episodes – Rahul Bose with […]

Mallika – The Future Formidable Malka of Bollywood

Written by on March 18th, 2007

Mallika Sherawat. What can you possibly use as an opening for her? I think her name says it all. She was first seen (or unseen, is it) in a Kareena- Tusshar starrer titled Jeena Sirf Mere Liye. Of course, back then she was Reema Lamba, a wide-eyed Haryanvi girl. A year or two later, she […]

Iconic Fashion Statements

Written by on March 18th, 2007

So, fashion icons. History apparently tells there are many and current tabloids tell us that every celebrity is a fashion icon. But then again history is biased and tabloids are full of yellow journalists who are actually failed writers without an iota of inspiration. Let’s look back through history and time at the fashion “icons” […]

The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Written by on December 1st, 2006

Are people stupid? More specifically, are women stupid? Last night I watched Tonight with Trevor Macdonald and they were focusing on FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) and women who drink through pregnancy. A stupid 60% of women drink throughout their pregnancy which increases (and is ‘incidentally’ the only cause) of fetal alcohol syndrome. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome […]

The Anti-Chick Lit Rant

Written by on December 1st, 2006

I have managed to annihilate myself from the female gender. Yet again! Let me explain. I am not quite a normal girl. I do grow my nails and wear make-up but nowadays so do most boys. The thing that sets me apart is that I hate romantic comedies and chick-lit. It gives me a headache […]

Make-up Tips

Written by on October 1st, 2006

Make up is important. And fun. You can be as adventurous as you want but remember that the make up style should work with your features and not against it. It should accentuate and not hide. So here are some tips: 1. Eyebrows: Eyebrows frame your face so it’s very important to have well-groomed eyebrows. […]

Great Night-Out Outfits

Written by on October 1st, 2006

A simple empire waistline cocktail dress! I am loving the neckline and belt — which is very ‘in’ this season. Made from cotton, you might want to take a light (co-ordinating) shawl with it! Ideally designed for the night clubs with class. The sashayed straps and French lace is very haute couture as seen on […]

Numbers in life

Written by on October 1st, 2006

‘An unexamined life is not worth living’ – Socrates Everything is based on numbers! Since ancient times Numerology uses numbers as a key to observe and understand human behaviour. It is considered a science of vibration. Numerology is documented to have been employed by many cultures; the Greek classics, as well as the Vedas, Hindu […]

Bollywood vs Hollywood

Written by on October 1st, 2006

The age old debate between Asians: Bollywood versus Hollywood. While there are those who deny their association to that industry, there are those who flaunt it. The general consensus of those who don’t watch Indian films are that all Indian films are terrible, tacky and formulaic. Indian films are embarrassing if they are badly done; […]

Blogs! Blogs! Blogs?

Written by on September 1st, 2006

Such a strange word. It’s not even in the dictionary. But I don’t give it long before it is. I am getting a head of myself here. Most people wonder what is a blog exactly…Well according to Encarta it’s a weblog. So we know why the word exists. Helpful? I think not. The whole blog […]

Down Memory Lane – The 70s Music

Written by on September 1st, 2006

Indian music has evolved in the past century, especially with the advent of Indian cinema and the establishment of satellite and cable as forms of mass entertainment. But Indian film music truly took its own shape in the 70’s, the Golden Era of Bollywood music as I believe the Golden era of Bollywood films was […]

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