October 2004

Getting to Know India: Top 10

Before I switch to full-on U.S. election monitoring mode (my nerves are already a wreck, compounded by the fact that I’m currently reading Dude, Where’s My Country), I thought I’d reflect on the past two months in India. Gosh…it’s already been two months. And in that time, I’ve come to appreciate and/or accept some of …

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India’s “Robin Hood” Dead at 52

The huge news over here today is the demise of Veerappan, one of India’s most-wanted bandits. His stock-in-trade was endangered animal byproducts and sandalwood. (Only in India would someone make a name for himself smuggling sandalwood–does anyone born after 1960 actually like the smell of that stuff?) And, though he murdered dozens of people over …

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This is Not Brazil

I understand that some of you are under the impression that I’m in some exotic, beachfront paradise. Some of you have seen pics of us on the beach and have wondered why we’re not in our swimsuits. Let me tell you this…Bombay Ain’t Rio. I like to call Bombay a big tease. There are so …

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‘Bride and Prejudice’

I just got the October issue of Vogue and there’s a ton of stuff in there about Bollywood. Most notably, there’s mention of “Bride and Prejudice,” the new movie from Gurinder Chadha (the director of “Bend It Like Beckham”). The film comes out in L.A. and NYC on Christmas Day, but it just had its …

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