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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
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Denying his earlier statement wherein he said he would love to work in Pakistani serials and films, actor-politician Pares
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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?