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Meditate. Repeat.

Meditate. Repeat.

Mallika Chopra (MC)—mom, entrepreneur, speaker and author of Living with Intent: my Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy—talks to Geetika Pathania Jain (GPJ) about life-work balance and the influence of her famous last name. GPJ: Which Indian woman do you...
The Dark Reality of Madhur Bhandarkar

The Dark Reality of Madhur Bhandarkar

Though calendars have been replaced by mobile phone apps today, the demand for calendar girls has shot up, says critically acclaimed director-writer-producer Madhur Bhandarkar. He says this on the basis of research he undertook for his soon to release Calendar Girls....
Kal Penn Loves India Currents

Kal Penn Loves India Currents

Remember Harold and Kumar? That’s the first thought that pops up in my mind when I think of Kal Penn.  Standing next to him as we waited to enter the CAAMFest in San Francisco, I struck up a conversation. Kal, it turns out, remembers India Currents fondly for the many...
Farhan Akhtar on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Farhan Akhtar on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Geetika Pathania Jain: Really delighted that you could make yourself available to India Currents readers for an exclusive interview. We are really excited about your upcoming film and your role in the film as Milkha Singh. Do you want to tell us a little bit about how...
Chronicles of Culture

Chronicles of Culture

The Encyclopedia of Hinduism (EH)—perhaps, and strangely—the world’s first comprehensive encyclopedia on Hinduism, was launched in India in a 11 volume series with 7,216 pages. The preview ceremony held on the banks of the Ganges in Hardwar during the Kumbh Mela had...
The Leading Funny Man

The Leading Funny Man

What do you think will happen when Boman Irani, better known as the absurdly laughing Dr. Asthana from Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., dons the hat of Farhad and romances a Shirin on screen? A touching yet funny, instead of tragic, love story is the best guess. Released in...