A Definitive Ranking of Men’s Facial Hair in Classic Bollywood Films

Happy Movember! This lovely time of year is a month when men around the world grow out their mustaches to change the face of men’s healthcare–such as through raising awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. Read more about the Movember Foundation here! Inspired by this movement, today we present a definitive ranking of men’s facial … Continue reading

150 Urdu-Hindi Terms of Endearment To Call Your Lover This Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to our dear readers! We hope you a very romantic day with your loved one. The Indian subcontinent has an amazing variety of terms of endearment for the word ‘lover’.  The origins of these terms arise from a wide diversity of languages within the South Asian diaspora, including Urdu, Hindi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Farsi, … Continue reading

Aye Dil-E-Nadaan Lyrics and Translation: Let’s Learn Urdu-Hindi

  As many of our readers may already be aware, today marks the 86th birthday of melody queen Lata Mangeshkar. In commemoration of this special day, we would like to present the lyrics and English translation to one of the most exquisitely beautiful songs sung by the Nightingale of India during her long and illustrious … Continue reading

Retro Bollywood Hairstyles from Caravan (1971): Wigs, Teasing, and More Wigs

In India in the 60s and early 70s, Hindi film heroines were notorious for sporting heavy wig pieces day-to-day that added volume, glamour, and pizazz. Hairdos in India from that time period sought to create works of art atop a woman’s head, from simple teased crown, to elaborate braiding with ornaments, jewelry, and soaring heights. … Continue reading

The Best Bollywood Rain Songs: Evolution of a Classic Genre

It’s monsoon season again in India and, naturally, love is sparkling in the air. At last we present our list of the best rain songs from classic Bollywood! We all adore these moments–the iconic cuddling beneath an umbrella, the splashing around in a wet garden, or of course, Zeenat Aman in a drenched saari. It seems … Continue reading