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Did Alia Bhatt Meet the Real Raazi?

Did Alia Bhatt Meet the Real Raazi?

“Did Alia Bhatt meet the real Raazi?” asked an audience member at the Delhi Gymkhana’s book club event where author Harinder Sikka was sharing the story of the Kashmiri Muslim spy, Sehmat, whom Alia Bhatt plays in the movie Raazi. It could have been an easy question...
RVing in Alaska

RVing in Alaska

  It wasn’t Alaska’s close proximity to Russia or my desire for foreign policy experience, or to check up on former Governor Sarah Palin that I chose Alaska as our vacation destination. Perhaps it was Shah Rukh Khan, working on a NASA project in the cool confines of...
A Guided Tour of Jama Masjid’s Ramzaan Gastronomy

A Guided Tour of Jama Masjid’s Ramzaan Gastronomy

There was a danger that Kallan sweets would run out of the keema samosa and paneer jalebis even before the iftar festivities began. The sweet shop that lies on Urdu Bazar Road, in front of Gate Number 1 of the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s premier mosque, provides many of the...
Sabyasachi’s Endless Summer

Sabyasachi’s Endless Summer

At the outset, I would like to confess that I have been a huge fan of the internationally renowned designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, and his artistic creations for quite some time now.  I am sure I am not the only admirer of this designer’s exquisite creations, who now...
Drawn Together: an interview with Harleen Singh

Drawn Together: an interview with Harleen Singh

Sikh filmmaker Harleen Singh talks about her film Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes with IC Culture and Media Editor Geetika Pathania Jain. Harleen talks about her motivation to make the film, her influences, and what it means to be brown in America.  ...
Why I Am Silicon Valley’s Greatest Critic — and Fan

Why I Am Silicon Valley’s Greatest Critic — and Fan

When Silicon Valley Forum informed me I was to be a recipient of its 21st visionary awards, I was in disbelief. I have long been a critic of the ways of Silicon Valley and am clearly not in the same league as the 100 or so past recipients, who include Bill Gates, Elon...