Coffee & Pepper, Coorg

A VISIT TO COORG & IT’S COFFEE PLANTATIONS

  Coorg or Kodagu is a stunningly beautiful and verdant place in the Southern state of Karnataka, India. Driving through Coorg’s rolling grasslands, misty mountains and thick forests studded with coffee and pepper plantations is a wonderful experience. Of course, you need to overlook the potholes dotting the road as you make your way through… Continue Reading


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

STEPHEN COLBERT & YAMINI JOSHI COOK INDIAN FOOD

Trust Stephen Colbert and his team to find an ingenious way to highlight that American is a nation of immigrants. Immigration is a hot topic button in this year’s Presidential elections. “Immigration makes some voters nervous,”says Colbert. And how does Colbert address the immigration issue on his show? Through food. Yes, that is right –… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: MAASAN

I finally got to watch Neeraj Ghaywan’s directorial debut Masaan, an Indo-French film. The film generated a lot of buzz on my Twitter time line last year. Masaan won two awards at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The first was an award from the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci), and the second was Prix de l’Avenir award that it it shared with Nahid, an Iranian film. I… Continue Reading


MOJAVE BY WILLIAM MONAHAN

Mojave is a new thriller film starring  Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Louise Bourgoin, and Walton Goggins. Academy award winner William Monahan wrote and directed the film. Monohan was a novelist before he began writing for Hollywood. In 2007 he  won an Oscar for his screenplay for The Departed. It will be interesting to watch this film since… Continue Reading