Bollywood Features

Why We Love Harry Potter

Written by on July 18th, 2007

Soon the world will end, well not this world, but the world so many Muggles know and love. On 12:00am July 21st, we will finally get our hands on the last book, Book 7 of Harry Potter; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I do believe the world will stop at that time and if […]

Hollywood Trends

Written by on July 18th, 2007

In recent years, there has been a major decline in Hollywood movies, not in numbers but in the calibre of the movies produced. Sure, movies that are given Oscars at the end of the year are identified as a groundbreaking works of art, but they still do not appeal to the everyday cine-goer. It’s rare […]

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Written by on July 18th, 2007

Pumpkin Cookies (Or as we call them Pumpkin Pasties) Preheat oven to 375 Ingredients:1 cup butter1 cup sugar1 can pumpkin (can use fresh but canned is easier!)1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla (use real not fake!)2 cups sifted all-purpose flour1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder

Top 5 couples you wish existed in real-life

Written by on July 11th, 2007

The magic of love and romance is an ongoing saga in Indian Cinema. From the times of black and white movies to today’s futuristic romantic movies, we’ve all had those special on screen couples that had such amazing chemistry that it was hard to believe they weren’t in love when the camera was off. Some […]

How can we prove originality in cinema when even the name isn’t?

Written by on July 11th, 2007

Bollywood is a Bad Word. Think of the large Hollywood sign, perched uniquely on a grassy mountain. It’s a signature of their cinema — a symbol of their industry. The term “Bollywood” is generated from Bombay, the capital city of Hindi movies, and (obviously) Hollywood. However, when something is copied it generally loses some of […]

Bollywood’s Most Controversial Stars

Written by on July 11th, 2007

There is nothing like a good controversy to get people talking and Bollywood has it’s fair share of controversial stars. We put a spotlight on 2 of them and why the media just couldn’t leave them alone! Preity ZintaAs Preity put it in a recent Koffee With Karan appearance ‘I’m controversy’s favourite child’, and favourite […]

The New 7 Wonders of the World

Written by on July 11th, 2007

On 07-07-07, the New 7 Wonders of the World were announced in a spectacular ceremony held at the Estadio da Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal. The campaign to name the new wonders began in 2000 with almost 200 nominations coming in from all over the world and then in 2006 the list of candidates was […]

Lack of Originality in Bollywood

Written by on July 9th, 2007

Bollywood is a name that says it all. Time in memorial Indian cinema has been frantically trying to imitate Hollywood. Imitation is not the only issue; throughout the years our cinema has continually assessed its movies by comparing and contrasting to Hollywood movies, movie stars, and music. As if that wasn’t enough, we judge our […]

Product Review: Eyeliner

Written by on July 9th, 2007

I hope you all enjoyed my last article about applying eyeliner and now that you all know how to do it, you can read about several different liners and decide which one is best for you. Liquid Eyeliner Avon EyewriterThis liquid liner has a thin, felt tip which makes it easy to draw thin lines. […]

Five careers that are going down the drain

Written by on July 6th, 2007

The biggest stars of Bollywood may arguably be the most criticized celebrities in the world. You can absolutely love their performance in one film, while their next can leave doubts in your head. You can be irritated by the repetitiveness of their roles. Or even get sick of seeing them with the same co-stars. Or […]

Industry Camps

Written by on July 6th, 2007

The idea of industry camps existing, everyone was aware about. However, the existence of these camps intervening with a director’s creative abilities is one idea that hadn’t been thought about, unless one happened to catch Sanjay Leela Bansali’s comment to Karan Johar in the current season of “Koffee With Karan”. Bansali commented to Karan in […]

Shooting Movies Overseas

Written by on July 6th, 2007

Gone are the days when the top banners based their movies in the stunning Indian locales, be it Kashmir, Manali, Darjeeling or wherever else in India. Today if you want to see these locations you certainly will have a hard time finding a recent release that caters for all these scenic pleasures. Instead you’ll find […]

Dazzling your Prom Night

Written by on July 2nd, 2007

There is a time in (almost) every girl’s school life for which she has been planning in her mind for years! The Prom Night! For all you Aussies, it’s the formal! The night of celebration of your final year at high school! It is the night of shear joy to share with friends you love […]

Applying Eyeliner

Written by on July 1st, 2007

When applying make-up, women tend to emphasize their best features in order to bring attention away from their flaws. Some women dazzle with amazing smiles, while others have eyes that shine brighter than the sun. I am a part of the latter group; with eyes almost too large for my face. I’ve found that eyeliner […]

Global Warming: Continuation

Written by on June 29th, 2007

Part 1 of this series addressed how global warming is affecting us now, but what if we do not reduce our contribution to global warming? What can happen in the future? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated, “In most parts of the world and most segments of populations, lifestyles are likely to […]

Global Warming: The Warning Signs

Written by on June 27th, 2007

There are many opinions about global warming, but based on scientific evidence, it is affecting our planet now and will greatly impact our future. Global Warming will be a major problem if we do not work to reduce our impact and change our ways. Part 1 of this article is going to look at what […]

Product Review: Bath & Body Works

Written by on June 22nd, 2007

Japanese Cherry Blossoms symbolizes feminine beauty, and the captivating scent of this precious flower will surely bring out the inner beauty in any female. The Body Splash combines an exotic blend of Japanese Cherry Blossom, vanilla rice, several oriental woods and delicate mimosa petals. The top notes of this sensual splash are Asian Pear, Fuji […]

Aloo Gobi Recipe

Written by on June 21st, 2007

Ingredients: 1/4 cup vegetable oilFresh ginger, peeled and gratedFresh garlic, chopped1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds2 Teaspoons Turmeric1 Teaspoon Salt2 Teaspoons Garam Masala (see below)A Large bunch of fresh coriander, separated into stalks and leaves and roughly chopped2 Small green chilies but depends on chillies can use more or less for your taste , chopped into small […]

Spotlight: Juhi Chawla

Written by on June 19th, 2007

“It’s not about small or big budget movies anymore; it’s my role that makes my film big or small for me.” ~ Juhi Chawla Juhi Chawla is one of Bollywood’s brightest stars and has appeared in films along with all the top actors of Bollywood. Whether her roles are big or small, Juhi steals the […]

IIFA 2007 – Fashion on the Green Carpet

Written by on June 12th, 2007

Every year thousands of cinegoers aniticpate the coming of the International Indian Film Academy Awards. Not only do these set of awards take the whole film industry into a foreign country but also is one of the most acclaimed awards in the industry. A night of spectacular performances, appreciation of the fine arts of cinema […]

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 […]


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