Built on drama, jealousy, lies, and mistrust, Firangi Bahu was just like every other saas/bahu drama on Indian television, with one exception, a British bahu instead of a homegrown one. After one dreadful season, Sahara One cancelled it. The show shows Camili (British born 20 something) who met Pranay (a wealthy Gujurati boy studying in London) […]Read More Firangi Bahu- Does This Really Represent Indian/Western Marriages?
One of the hottest songs of 2012 “Fevicol” from Dabangg 2 shows item girl Kareena Kapoor Khan dancing with Salman Khan, in a neon lit Kanpur brothel. Available girls hang from every window and the clinking of payal can practically be heard as young girls follow Kareena in a seductive dance. By-standing men throw wads of rupees […]Read More Does Bollywood Portray Sex Slavery as Cute and Funny?
We recently started getting Hindi channels at home in the US. The other day I mentioned to another non-desi friend, that I had watched the Colors Screen Awards on my new channels. When I mentioned this, she asked me “Wow Jess, so do you know the actors and actresses enough to get all the nuances […]Read More Don’t Risk Being a Bollywood Outsider
A lot of people have asked me over the past year: “What do you think of the show Outsourced?” “Did Outsourced really depict India?” “Is the work environment in India really like that” In the beginning NBC had a lot of potential material to work with. Most Americans are curious about exotic India. A fascinating […]Read More Why I Found NBC’s “Outsourced” Irrelevant