(The following is going to read like a pitch - and for good reason, because it is, but I'm allowed, because I am a happy part of the pitchee.)
So guess what? I'm delighted to be part of a new world cinema website, jaman.com, as part of the South Asia team. Everyone should join up and join in. Plus be in my discussion group on "Why I Love Bollywood" which is going to, you know, totally rock - maybe I'll start a "because of Akshaye Khanna" thread. Jaman has a bunch of movies you can watch, review, and discuss all in the same site. Today I discovered that you can add notes to movies as they play, so that viewers will get a little pop up that there's a note at the appropriate point and can then read or ignore as they wish. For someone who tends to watch movies by herself, this is a much-needed outlet to share all my very important insights as they happen.
I've got oodles of beta invites, which include free movies (limited time only!), so clicky here to sign up! They have Bollywood and so much more. Also, if you know of a South Asian film or filmmaker who deserves to be seen, then contact Geetanjali at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My fist Jaman movie has been the original Umrao Jaan, and my thoughts will be published over there shortly (and no, it won't be a compare/contrast style article like last time - honeslty, that's been done, and anyway my..."style," let's call it, isn't good for people who don't already know me).