Archives for the ‘Bollywood’ Category

Naresh Fernandes on Jazz in Bombay Part-2

By • Jan 25th, 2012 • Category: Bollywood, Books and Authors, Entertainment, Featured, India, Mumbai, People
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India discovered America and made it their own though jazz music explains Naresh Fernades, whose book Taj Mahal Foxtrot, chronicles how jazz entered Bombay and found a new home in this port city.  Taj Mahal Foxtrot was the first jazz song recorded in Bombay. The early American musicians were traveling ministrels, who came to Bombay [...]



Naresh Fernandes on Jazz in Bombay Part-1

By • Jan 11th, 2012 • Category: Bollywood, Books and Authors, Entertainment, Featured, India, Mumbai, People, Video
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Naresh Fernandes is the author of  Taj Mahal Foxtrot that traces the history of jazz in Bombay, a thriving and important port city of India. Just like the American jazz age of the 1920s, there was an Indian jazz age in the 1920s that continued to grow and flourish until the 1940s. At first it [...]



Delhi Belly’s Akshat Verma Part-2

By • Jan 3rd, 2012 • Category: Bollywood, Diaspora, Entertainment, Featured, India, People, Video
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In 2011 “Delhi Belly” proved to be unusual success in Bollywood. Unusual because this funny, comic thrilled is largely in English with a few sentences in Hindi thrown in. The film was dubbed in Hindi to make it accessible to a larger audience in India. “Delhi Belly” was also unusual since this was Los Angeles-based [...]



Delhi Belly’s Akshat Verma Part-1

By • Nov 24th, 2011 • Category: Bollywood, Diaspora, Entertainment, Featured, Los Angeles, People
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This year’s Bollywood film “Delhi Belly” was an unusual success. Tthe film was in English, which is a big departure since most Bollywood films are in Hindi. And then there was the fact that the screenplay writer cum associate director and  director were making their debut in Bollywood. But, backing this film was a successful [...]