Shammi Kapoor: India’s very own Elvis

August 26, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Shammi Kapoor: India’s very own Elvis

Many years ago, when I was in graduate school in the United States, I saw my first Shammi Kapoor film. I was staying with an Indian friend and knew next to nothing about Hindi movies, stars or anything about the place called Bollywood that existed in and around my home city of Mumbai.
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We all need a hero

August 20, 2011
Ramya Sarma
We all need a hero

For the past few months one small and unassuming man has been making a lot of noise all over my country, India. His name is Kisan Baburao Hazare, and he is usually known as Anna. He has a reason to make his presence felt and has much of this nation ‚Äď educated and not,...
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