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Hot Off the Virtual Press: #Bollywood Goes to College

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What’s Your Mission Impossible?

In the US, a certain Rhodes Scholarship committee likes to open its interviews with the query, “What is the world’s fight?” In other words, we each have the opportunity to choose and to pursue our own mission impossible.  Most of … Continue reading

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Anupam Cares

A lone, middle-aged, fair-skinned, blonde stands out in a room of South Asian business students and faculty.  When I attended Anupam Kher’s reception with and address to the Kellogg School’s India Business Club, I knew I would be in a … Continue reading

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Someone you should know

In most of the world, performer, producer, and media magnate, Shah Rukh Khan requires no introduction.  Even after his selection as one of Newsweek ’s ‘50 most powerful people’ and his selection as the first Indian actor to present at the … Continue reading

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Grand Mothers

Grandmothers make for one of the many things I love about Bollywood films.   The grandmothers are the ones who accept their children’s and grandchildren’s variance from Indian cultural ideals, love them anyway, and ultimately help them to thrive despite … Continue reading

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Ma in Paa

I bumped Paa to the top of my Netflix list when I read it had beautiful shots of Cambridge, England.  My husband and I met in the Clare College MCR, married in Clare Chapel, and were punted away from our … Continue reading

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Bubble Gum Bollywood: Dostana

Karan Johar gets a bad rap for producing the Hindi film version of bubble gum pop music.  While the soundtracks of Johar’s classics have upbeat, danceable tunes, each film succeeds in subverting serious social norms while viewers are too busy … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Bollywood

A good day begins with two things: a strong cup of coffee and a Hindi movie.  Most people look askance at an over-educated, middle-aged, blonde with an obsession for singing, dancing, sentimental South Asians.  I manage to persuade everyone from … Continue reading

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