Dec 2 2015
Nov 30 2015
I don’t have the patience to watch hindi movies, but I do take the time to watch hindi movie songs as “music videos” and I just marvel at the beauty of those videos. Each shot is superlatively composed, each frame is carefully constructed and color coordination is beyond belief.
One of my fav is the Dil Se’s song called Satrangi. Check it out, wonderful song, beautifully choreographed and cinematography is top notch.
This shot, Kajol in an orange saree is no exception.
What an eye catching composition. Also seeing Shahrukh and Kajol together in a new movie would be awesome.
What a dramatic scene this is – black igneous rocks, with ice blocks and Kajol wearing an orange saree personifying the fire that is engulfing SRK, who is wearing blue to connote water. Anyway, I made up all that subtext, but it could be right – that’s what I see in this picture.
Nov 29 2015
“It’s a most natural way for me. I can tell people I can run in a saree and I can do five sequences in a saree. I can romance in a saree and I can do everything in a saree. For me, it’s a most versatile garment…it’s extremely sensuous and at the same time it is strong, there is an elegance and at the same time it teases your imagination…It’s very powerful.”, Vidya Balan.
Nov 23 2015
Oh how much I hate this gown. And not because she disliked it herself either…
In my book, Masaba has a lots of hits and misses – remember the cow prints? I so hated those sarees…
On Instagram she commented on the embellished booblets… I couldn’t have coined a better word.
It is the same reason I hate some of the anarkalis – the booblets.
The issue is not just the booblets, but the whole thing – the blouse, the top, the lahenga – looks like some poor “masterji” who is not paid enough and is about to retire made this for a customer that he hates.
Any way, I am really happy about one thing, she did not make her bridesmaid wear something so atrocious.
Nov 21 2015
Love this show!
One of the best concert I have EVER attended, and I have attended a few, has been the concert that Usha Uthup gave in San Jose a few years ago.
I had exceptionally good seats in a cozy little theater, Usha was standing right there, just a few feet from me and singing, what seemed like directly to me!
And I have admired her music for so long… it was heavenly. I wanted to shout and tell her how much I loved her and loved her music and her persona and how beautiful she was from her bindi to her toe ring.
Here she sings with love, humor and refers to her saree a few times in between.
A truly talented person and I feel privileged to have given exposure to her art and her music and her divinity. I love you Usha, thank you for bringing so much joy in my life.
Here is her 2015 performance with her gorgeous saree and a guitar.