Is India Obsessed With Westernization?

By BEN A. WISE December 23, 2017 “This westernization phenomenon is not unique to India. It is prevalent in most of today’s so-called “developing world.” This westernization phenomenon is not unique to India. It is prevalent in most of today’s…

Mirchi and Mime: A Unique Dining Experience

By SHREYA CHOWDHARY March 30, 2017 “Mirchi and Mime is a newly-opened Indian restaurant in Mumbai, India, which serves both delicious food and social inclusivity.” At the surface, Mirchi and Mime seems like any other Mumbai restaurant. Every seat in…

23 and Divorced: Why South Asian Marriages Need a Reconsideration

By ROMANNA SHAIKH June 10th, 2017 “Although marriage is something that should last a long time (sometimes forever), this does become an issue for people who aren’t happy and want to get out of the union.” If you’re South Asian…

Did La La Land Do Bollywood Better?

By MEHER MASALAWALA May 11, 2017 “Love. Career. Passion. Struggle. Music. Essentially the recipe for any good musical and La La Land has prepared it well.” Did La La Land do Bollywood better? The short answer? No. The long answer?…

Badrinath Ki Dulhani: Another Glorified Stalker Romance Film

By MEHER MASALAWALA March 15, 2017 “A guy that thrives in the patriarchal society of a small city and a girl that wants to run away from it all, fall in love despite their incompatibility and the hero’s stalker-ish behavior.”…

Bollywood’s Dangal “Wrestles” Its Way to the Top of the Box Office

By MEHER MASALAWALA January 18, 2017 “Dangal is based on the true story of former wrestler and Olympic coach, Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his two eldest daughters, Geeta and Babita, to wrestle and win gold for India. “ After…