favorite song of 2015

I love Himesh Reshammiya. I was a baby when the glory days of the Hello Brother and Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge soundtracks came out. I was a kid when the chart-topping brilliance of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Afsana Bana Ke came out. People have underestimated his newer work, but his compositions are still brilliant and […]

favorite song of 2014

2014 was the year I fell in love with Alia Bhatt. Some actresses were my favorites before, but wow, I didn’t know what it meant to love a celebrity until I fell in love with Alia. I remember I saw her second film, 2 States, and was thoroughly unimpressed. But then the Highway trailers… I […]

favorite song of 2013

I watched this song every day for nearly 70 days. I remember that I desperately needed to watch it at least once a day to feel sane. It’s perfect in every way. The song is great, the video is great, the lyrics are ridiculous, and the dancing is perfect. By this point in my Bollywood […]

early 00s remixes

I recently got re-obsessed with the early 00s remixes made for an MTV generation. As an American, I rarely saw the music videos. The only avenue to do so was the Saturday morning Indian shows. That’s less than an hour, once a week. However, I did go to India in 2004. I remember seeing a […]

albums i keep returning to

Here’s an unordered list of albums I keep returning to in full. This means that I specifically listen to the entire album all the time. There are LOTS of artists where I listen to every album (or multiple albums) all the time, and those are compiled into their own playlist. That doesn’t count! These are […]

favorite song of 2020

It’s been 3 months since this song came out. It’s still going super strong for me as the most loopable song of this year. Every time it comes on, I want to listen to it again. I don’t think anything else this year is going to be able to beat a 3-month streak, especially with […]

favorite song of 2012

2012 was the first full year where I watched films knowing Hindi. I no longer needed subtitles, although I really struggled with Hindi still. The first time I watched Ishaqzaade, I really didn’t understand it very well. I rewatched it a few months later, and really liked it. The most important part of Ishaqzaade is […]