Every Friday We Have A New Bollywood Movie In Silicon Valley

There I was waiting for “Piku” to start. Instead, I was sitting through a series of Bollywood trailers. All of a sudden I heard a very exciting exchange between a group of women seated right behind me. “Every Friday there is a new movie.” “Such good movies too, nah?,” responded another. “Summer holiday right now… Continue Reading

Mikey McCleary


Meet Mikey McCleary, musician, composer and music producer.He has been kept busy creating music for Bollywood films and Indian advertisements, and lately he has branched out to score music for Indian-American filmmaker Shonali Bose’s “Margarita With A Straw” If his name is unfamiliar, his music must certainly be familiar to most of us. You might… Continue Reading

Video: Shonali Bose on “Margarita With A Straw”

Shonali Bose’s “Margarita With A Straw,” is the centerpiece of this year’s Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)  Festival at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on March 15, 2015. We spoke to Bose about “Margarita With A Straw,” a coming-of-age film, which she describes as a deeply personal film. The story is about a differently abled person’s… Continue Reading

Bollywood Sounds

Podcast: Bollywood Sounds & American Influence with Jayson Beaster-Jones

What are the sounds of Bollywood music? What are the various influences that shaped and continue shape Bollywood music? If you delve deep into the subject of Bollywood music as Prof. Jayson Beaster- Jones has done, you will discover all sorts of musical influence from jazz, big band to gypsy music and hip-hop. American music… Continue Reading

Mikey McCleary

Video: Mikey McCleary Remixing & Reimagining Music in Bollywood

Meet Mikey McCleary – a Kiwi music composer who is busy creating all sorts of musical waves from Mumbai, the headquarters for Bollywood film industry. If you ever watch Indian TV shows then you have heard his music for sure. He is the guy behind all those advert jingles for Vodafone, Levis, Titan, Coke and many, many… Continue Reading