J is for Jana Gana Mana, the Indian national anthem

The national anthem of India is called Jana Gana Mana (Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people). Written in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, the anthem was first sung at an Indian National Congress convention in 1911. The anthem was  officially adopted on 24 January 1950 when it closed the parliamentary session that ratified the Indian … Continue reading J is for Jana Gana Mana, the Indian national anthem

Hollywood in Bollywood

I expected to write this blog this weekend about how awesome the movie theaters in Mumbai are; I expected to write about my anticipation for seeing “The Dark Knight Rises.” It seems I expected quite a few things. But, once again, my expectations needed to be realigned with reality. It turns out that I was … Continue reading Hollywood in Bollywood