Judwaa 2 entertains!

To be honest, I was quite skeptical when David Dhawan announced Judwaa 2. My thought was why? But after seeing Judwaa 2, I am thinking why not? In retrospect, it was quite a smart move to cash in on the popularity of iconic Judwaa! David Dhawan has cracked the formula for comedy movies and his... Continue Reading →

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Ozark – a promising Netflix show!

If you liked Breaking Bad series, you are also going to like the new Netflix crime drama, titled Ozark. Without revealing the story line, I see a few similarities between Ozark and Breaking Bad in terms of how gripping they both are and the underlying theme of a family man stuck in a life-altering sticky... Continue Reading →

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Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix Special: Emotional & Funny!

Upon my daughter's recommendation, I recently watched Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King on Netflix and simply loved it! I hadn't heard of Hasan Minhaj until the recent White House correspondents dinner when he was trending on social media for his hilarious jokes. Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King is not only hilarious but also quite emotional in places.... Continue Reading →

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Tribute to Manisha Koirala was the best in TKSS!

The Kapil Sharma Show is known for giving tributes to Bollywood stars such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and others. However, last week's tribute to Manisha Koirala was by far the best! Kudos to Kiku Sharda for pulling that off on her famous song, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha...What a beautiful melody and a... Continue Reading →

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Tips on Grant Writing

I have been volunteering as a Grant Writer for a few non-profit organizations; While each organization is different in terms of needs, the community it serves and operating budget etc., however some elements of grant writing are similar. Lets take a look at some of these important elements of writing a successful grant application. Keep... Continue Reading →

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Alia & Varun excel in Badrinath ki Dulhania!

Badrinath ki Dulhania's trailer might seem frivolous but the movie is surprisingly substantial as well as entertaining. A dose of feminism provided to us in a very light-hearted and entertaining way! Alia Bhatt is amazing as usual. I believe that after her previous mind blowing performances, people expect great acting from her. But what amazes... Continue Reading →

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SRK shines in and as Raees!

Ever since Raees's trailer came out, it looked promising and the movie sure does deliver! Well directed and researched, it has a realistic flavor and boatload of acting talent! Very different from a typical Shah Rukh Khan movie. I went with the assumption that Nawazuddin Siddiqui being such a fine actor will surely perform better... Continue Reading →

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Movie Review: The Founder!

The likes of successful corporations such as Starbucks and McDonalds have always fascinated me. There is always a big-thinking entrepreneur behind such phenomenal corporations. Therefore I had to watch the movie The Founder to learn more about how McDonalds came into existence and became a sensation. The Founder starring Michael Keaton is a well directed... Continue Reading →

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Interview with Sasha Singh!

I am extremely excited and proud to be interviewing Sasha Singh today! I have seen Sasha grow from a talented dancer to an inspiring choreographer and now an actress in the Indian film industry! Her Telugu movie titled Appatlo Okadundevadu has released recently. Lets chat with her about her creative endeavors.   Welcome Sasha! Please tell... Continue Reading →

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Interview with author Daniela Silva

Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming author Daniela Silva to my blog. Lets talk to her about her recently published book titled "Unraveling Reading". Welcome Daniela, Please tell us briefly about your book and what inspired you to write it? Unraveling Reading is basically about education and literacy, focusing on how to help students... Continue Reading →

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Movie Review: Dear Zindagi!

Gauri Shinde has done it again! She proved that her direction has merit with English Vinglish and she proves that she has a lot of depth with Dear Zindagi! I am so glad that I watched this profound movie, it warms your heart and makes you proud to see good Indian cinema! Casting of the... Continue Reading →

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PINK – Movie Review!

After hearing a lot of praise for the movie, PINK, I decided to go watch it myself in the theater....and it certainly lives up to the expectations! If we talk about the cast, at first, Amitabh Bachchan may attract you go watch the movie, but the movie is way bigger than his stature. Everyone has... Continue Reading →

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Interview with author P. G. Van

Author P.G. Van lives in San Francisco. Ever since she published her first novel, Destiny Decides in October 2015, she just cannot stop writing. Let's chat with her today about her book and writing in general. Welcome P.G. Van! Please tell us what inspired you to write Destiny Decides? Destiny Decides happened as a result... Continue Reading →

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The Night Of – Great Mini Series!

I just finished watching The Night Of mini series on HBO and was quite intrigued by it. It is a crime drama but what makes it unique and interesting is the way it is told! After we have seen many shows on crime, the nuances lie in acting and story-telling. This show grips you so... Continue Reading →

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Cheese Fondue!

After having eaten at Melting Pot, I fell in love with fondue especially cheese fondue. Of course I had to order my own fondue set so that I can enjoy this savory treat any time I want!     Although the fondue set comes with its own recipes, I wanted something close to what we... Continue Reading →

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Peach Delights!

My daughter recently informed me that August is the National Peach month and it so happened that in the last couple of weeks, I have tasted two magical peach food products worth talking about. I don't particularly eat peaches by themselves but I believe peaches add a very unique and subtle flavor in different types... Continue Reading →

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Interview with author Mukta Singh Zocchi!

Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming author Mukta Singh Zocchi to my blog. Lets talk to her about her endeavors in writing.. Welcome Mukta! Please tell us about how did you discover your passion for writing? Thanks Aditi for giving me this opportunity. It's true each one of us has that passion sitting somewhere... Continue Reading →

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Smoky Mountains!

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and I was completely wowed by its natural beauty!   I had only heard from friends and colleagues about it and the breathtaking views were totally inline with what I had heard.       There are plenty of activities for the... Continue Reading →

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KBC gig in The Kapil Sharma Show was hilarious!

I had a nice laugh yesterday watching Salman Khan's episode of The Kapil Sharma Show. I have to admit our weekends are so much more fun and we wait eagerly to watch this show on Saturdays and Sundays. Kapil's team is getting better and better with various gigs in the new show. In yesterday's episode,... Continue Reading →

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VEEP – a hilarious political satire!

Last week my husband introduced me to this hilarious political satire on HBO called VEEP and I caught on to it right away. I have been a fan of Julia Louis-Dreyfus since I watched Seinfeld and she is equally, if not more, hilarious in this show. I believe it is not easy to create comedy... Continue Reading →

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Movie Review: Udta Punjab

I had heard a lot about the movie Udta Punjab and finally I got to see it today. It is a dark intense movie which is quite hard hitting and leaves its mark on you. Watching this movie today made me realize how far film making has come along in Bollywood! Before I even praise... Continue Reading →

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5 Tips on writing nonfiction!

Nonfiction writing can seem daunting at times. Here are certain tips that you might find useful: First and foremost, ensure that you have a definite purpose for your book. There may be several books on the topic, therefore you need to make sure yours is unique and has something definite to offer to the readers.... Continue Reading →

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How important is POV?

Point-of-view (POV) plays a critical role when you are writing scenes for your novels. While several authors write their stories from first person point-of-view, that is not a style that I am comfortable with. I am okay with reading first person point-of-view stories but when I am writing, I find it easier to write in... Continue Reading →

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Housefull-3 Movie Review!

Housefull-3 is a laughing riot all the way! Some of the scenes are just so hilarious, you will keep on laughing for several minutes and punches continue on to exponentially increase your laughter. All the comedy comes from situations and characters that are very intelligently created in the story. A lot of credit goes to... Continue Reading →

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Amit Sharma’s take on revising manuscripts!

Welcome Amit to my blog! Could you please tell us, when you receive feedback on your manuscript, how do you go about revising/changing your story?  I am blessed with friends who are voracious readers and could be expected to give brutal and honest feedback. I give my first draft for alpha reading and get ready... Continue Reading →

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Interview with Pamela Fagan Hutchins!

Let's welcome best-selling author Pamela Fagan Hutchins and chit-chat with her about various aspects of writing!  Congratulations on your book release, Pamela! Please tell us what has been your most rewarding experience as an author? Recently, I’ve coached other novelists who have gone on to experience joy and success from their writing. While I have... Continue Reading →

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Baked Veggie Pasta!

Continuing with my search for new vegetarian pasta recipes, I found another one today that I tried. It turned out super delicious! The only change I made to the recipe was replace fontina cheese with gouda cheese since I couldn't find Fontina cheese in the grocery store. The spicy Arrabiata sauce from Whole Foods did... Continue Reading →

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Kapoor & Sons Movie Review!

Every once in a while, you watch a movie and it leaves such a profound mark on you that you have to talk about it. Kapoor & Sons is one such movie!! After the movie was over, people were clapping in the theater and I found myself cracking up and clapping on some of the... Continue Reading →

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Chila for breakfast

My daughter doesn't like eggs which rules out quite a number of breakfast items. I was running out of ideas to make healthy & easy breakfast and then I remembered the good old Indian breakfast dish, Chila. Traditionally chila is made with besan (gram flour) but I tried a different version of it and got... Continue Reading →

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