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Bollywood film "Hindi Medium" and "Sachin - A Billion Dreams", a docu-drama that narrates the story of cricket legend Sach
Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on Sunday took to Twitter to call upon Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and soug
Actor Salman Khan appeared before the Jodhpur Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court tomorrow in the blackbuck poaching cas
The Bombay High Court today granted two weeks' time to the Maharashtra government to file an affidavit to justify its deci
Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani is in objection mode again, this time over the use of the word word "intercourse" in th
Salman Khan has a huge market in Pakistan but his fans might miss the Eid release of his new film "Tubelight" as the distr
Indian superstars Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among Forbes' annual list of the highest-earning enterta
Denying his earlier statement wherein he said he would love to work in Pakistani serials and films, actor-politician Pares
Aamir Khan's Dangal has created an unrepresented landmark in China today by becoming the 33rd film in Chinese cin
Six minor girls of a family who allegedly went "missing" from Nashik two days ago, were rescued by city police after they
Mumbai, Jul 28 (PTI) Bollywood actor Inder Kumar, who starred in Salman Khan's "Wanted", died due to a massive heart attac
Mumbai [India], July 28 (ANI): Bollywood actor Inder Kumar has passed away early Friday morning.
By: Sonika Mendiratta
New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): He might be a co-owner of Pro Kabbadi League's
Kolkata, July 27 (PTI) The Ramoji Krian Universe, a joint venture between Ramoji Film City and Krian Media, today signed a
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Mumbai, Jul 27 (PTI) The Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court that it can dir
New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): Bollywood actor Rahul Bose along with Chief guest Vidya Balan launched an NGO cal
New Delhi, Jul 26 (PTI) The epic Mahabharata is full of pointers to issues of psychiatric dimensions and offers many answe
Mumbai [India], July 26 (ANI): Mumbai City FC have retained central defender Lucian Goian to strengthen the defense
New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat recently met US President Donald Trump's first w
Mumbai, Jul 24 (PTI) Police have arrested a 35-year-old man who allegedly burgled 18 houses including that of Bollywood ac
Sandip Roy in Colorlines:
I remember the age of the underwear-smugglers.
When I left India almost two decades ago to come to America, my mother folded every spice I could possibly need into my underwear. Turmeric, cumin, little green pods of cardamom—all packed carefully between layers of underwear, socks and computer science textbooks. I wasn’t the only one. I’ve met Indians who smuggled in mangos, homemade pickles and ready-to-fry puris stuffed with peas. In those days before 9/11, customs officials were not very interested in me—a young, single, brown man from a turbulent part of the world. They (and their sniffing dogs) were much more preoccupied with middle-aged Indian women visiting their sons. They were rifling through their luggage, searching for contraband mangos and gourds.
Fast-forward 20 years...
India is everywhere. It’s in Booker Prize lists, spelling bees and specially-for-you nuclear deals. It’s in Sukhi’s homecooked chicken tikka masala paste at Whole Foods. It’s in Bhangra aerobics classes and Britney remixes. Newsweek called South Asians the “new American masala.” Five hundred years after Christopher Columbus thought he had discovered Indians, we are truly found.
And I am not sure how I feel about that.
HT: CM Naim
My big Bollywood break came while I was walking down a side street in Mumbai,
talking on a cell phone to a man named Imran.
"How many people with you?" he asked.
"No problem. You got long hair, short hair?"
"No hair," I said.
"No problem. You how old?