Sixty-five thousand people — students, professionals, hippies and the just plain curious — flocked to New York to hear the Dalai Lama. But did they find anything meaningful beyond a sunny day, a picnic lunch, and a guest appearance by Richard Gere? [Salon] Continue reading Dharma in the park
Mercury News reports that Indians are getting a disproportionately large number of tickets for Jay Walking in Fremont. Another piece from MSNBC (Thanks Gauava) Continue reading Dude, don’t know how to walk or what?
Jhumpa Lahiri, who became a major icon at NRI is getting rave reviews for her new book, The NameSake. Here is what the New York Times had to say about the book. Jhumpa Lahiri’s quietly dazzling new novel, “The Namesake,” is that rare thing: an intimate, closely observed family portrait that effortlessly and discreetly unfolds … Continue reading Buy NameSake, for GodSake
‘Boom’ fails to grab your attention because the director fails in having a true picture of his film. It looks like Kaizad has imagined some scenes and later he just uses some story tools to bind them together. However, this does not work when you are out to make a film. [Smash Hits] well this … Continue reading Bhat a Boom, Bhat a bust!
Outsourcing is not fun, though DIlbert is making it seem so. Jokes apart, the ongoing backlash in the US against job losses to Indian techies has found a place even in the famous cartoon strip Dilbert . In a new series starting September 15, cartoonist Scott Adams’ cult strip goes on to take a dig … Continue reading Dilbar Dilbert
Now this is a first kick of a kind Michael Chopra, the gangling 19-year-old son of a shopkeeper, has become the first British Asian to play in the high-powered world of English Premier League football, and he might well set a trend. Chopra, who went to school where former England captain Alan Shearer learned his … Continue reading Chopra bends it like Beckham!
“The very concept of war is out of date. Destruction of your neighbor as an enemy is essentially a destruction of yourself.” Dalai Lama speaking at the Central Park as part of his 20-city tour. The New York Times has a full report. The numbers make him one of the park’s biggest nonentertainment draws, in … Continue reading When the Lama speaks, 65000 listen
We knew it was only a matter of time! Monica Ali, bookies’ favorite for winning the Booker Prize this year, is now being chased by the evil Hollywood types with mega-million dollar offers, reports the Independent of UK. Her bittersweet debut novel, Brick Lane, is the object of a fierce bidding war between rival film-makers … Continue reading Brick Lane, the movie?
And you thought it was easy! Continue reading That awkward first call
BBC reports that many overseas film companies courted the lucrative Bollywood movie industry at a two-day conference in Bombay (Mumbai). Companies from countries such as Australia, Finland, Germany and New Zealand met to discuss ways of drawing productions abroad. What we did not know that Since the first Indian film to be shot in New … Continue reading Bollywood goes international