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Her - a movie review

'Her' is a sci-fi romance, a visual treat and a nice, neat little story of a man coming to terms with his issues and emotional lot in life. It portrays real human emotion, and makes you connect and think and feel, and succeeds splendidly at being an excellent movie.

“I think I have felt everything I am going to feel”, says Theodore to Samantha, his gender-assigned female Operating System.

"Khalbali/Crazy"- Rohan Kymal, a Shankar Tucker arrangement

Crazy Khalbali with Rohan Kymal

Rohan Kymal strikes again with a self-produced musical fusion number combining Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' with A.R. Rehman's 'Khalbali'.

Released April 11, 2014

Beyond Bollywood:Indian-Americans shape the nation

About 5 years ago, a group of Indian-Americans prompted the Smithsonian to support an exhibition about the contributions of Indian-Americans to the United States. Donations, documents and artifacts were collected from the Indian-American community, and the Smithsonian exhbition opened in February 2014. The exhibition will stay open through August on the 2nd floor of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.

Puriya Kalyan 2013

hindustani classical music

Discovered this wonderful artist. Ramneek Singh, is a renowned exponent of Hindustani Classical Music, Indore Gharana, in the Khayal genre.
Her repertoire is characterized by the soulful rendering of Vilambit or slow Khayal, as instituted by Ustad Amir Khan in the Indore Gharana. She has elegantly and imaginatively developed other genres like thumri, sufiana, shabad-kirtan into her presentation. Canadian television and radio has actively involved her music in their programming, including title music for shows.

The Bangle Sellers

This stunning photograph, of rows & rows of bangles, in all the colors of the rainbow and more, reminded me of this poem, which all of us must have read, in Middle-School ...

The Bangle Sellers

Bangle sellers are we who bear
Our shining loads to the temple fair...
Who will buy these delicate, bright
Rainbow-tinted circles of light?
Lustrous tokens of radiant lives,
For happy daughters and happy wives.

Graffiti in Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Hauz Khas, New Delhi.

There is the glitzy glamour of the designer boutiques on the main road… with their brightly lit front glass shop fronts, the slim mannequins that make everything look runway fresh and their dangerous promises to transform an average Jane into a Kate Moss.

The halo of consumerism is alive here, tempting even the most inept window browser and pushing her over the edge to become a multiple-bag carrying shopping-fashionista.

Love Aaj Kal ...

For the non-mushy, keep-it-cool, communicating through text only, Gen Next, with, 'Its Complicated' being the most common relationship status, the sickly sweet, traditional, heart art Valentine's Day Cards, most certainly will not work.!

Check out these modern day, awkward, but real, Valentine's Day cards ...


Happy New Year Talking Cranes

10 year old Rusha, daughter of TC contributor Poonam Bhatt, made this for TC. These cranes are colorful and vibrant - exactly like our TC community!
Thank you Rusha!

Making the Best of Waste

‘Don’t throw that away; it will be useful sometime later.’

These words of wisdom are often heard in every household and result in people accumulating masses of usable waste materials - paper, plastic bottles, old clothes , CDs and more. Perhaps one fine day they suddenly decide all of it is useless and jettison their pile of junk.