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Sathya Saran

Jan 7, 2012

The Indian mantra of mediocrity: Chalta hai, bhai, chalta hai

Who cares if that door won't close, the kurta runs colour, plugs don't work, and the traffic light turns turquoise — instead of green. We all have our shortcut to nirvana that will let us off the hook for our myriad sins. #attitudes #ChaltaHai #India #JustSaying

Dec 20, 2011

It takes a village to fight HIV: a success story in Kolhapur

A small movement in a village in Kolhapur could become a beacon of hope in the fight against HIV. Sathya Saran visits Kodoli village where the red ribbon symbol shows up in the rangoli. #AIDS #AIDS in India #Anganwadi #GoodNews #HIV

Dec 7, 2011

My uncle, Dev Anand: An intimate remembrance

Sohaila Kapur offers a look at the private side of Dev Anand, his marriage: family relationships, Zeenat Aman and much more. #Dev Anand #InHerEyes #Sohaila Kapur #Zeenat Aman

Dec 4, 2011

Dev Anand: A life without fullstops

The real Dev Anand came into his own when he took on the mantle of producer and director. #Dev Anand #Inpraiseof

Dec 2, 2011

My grandma can kick your MasterChef’s ass

Forget all the brouhaha over MasterChef Australia. Indian cooks face far more rigorous tests each day in their own kitchen. Tests that most Michelin starred chefs are likely fail. #Grandma's recipes #JustSaying #MasterChef Australia

Nov 25, 2011

My husband, Muzaffar Ali: an honest look at a celebrity marriage

We've all read those interviews with celebrity wives, gushing about their perfect husband, marriage and life. Well, this isn't one of them. Meera Muzaffar Ali offers a rare peek into a Bollywood marriage that looks astonishingly like ours. #InHerEyes #Meera Muzaffar Ali #Muzaffar Ali

Nov 17, 2011

Mother knows best: Neetu speaks out on Ranbir Kapoor

A wild child who nearly drowned the maid. A mother's best friend who helped her through the roughest time in her marriage. Meet the Ranbir Kapoor you never knew. #InHerEyes #Motherhood #Neetu Singh #Ranbir Kapoor

Oct 3, 2011

The five archetypes of Bollywood dream girls

Since the sixties, the female stars have reliably played to certain archetypes. They were predictable, but also had a signature style. But many are now going quietly extinct. #Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan #FilmCrit #Kareena Kapoor #Madhubala #Meena Kumari

Sep 18, 2011

Bollywood’s most over-rated

Not all stars are born equal but some should never have been stars. But they still hang on at the box office by some invisible thread. From the idols of yesteryears to the ones making waves today, who are Bollywood's most overrated stars? #Bollywood #BollywoodDailies #Jeetendra #Manoj Kumar #Raj Kapoor #Saif Ali Khan

Sep 6, 2011

The six worst Bollywood fashion horrors of all time

Remember Jumping Jeetu in his famous white shoes? Or what about the eternal gaon ki gori choli? Bollywood has many claims to global fame, but the most dubious is its fashion sense. #Amitabh Bachchan #Bow tie #Fashion #FilmCrit #Salman Khan