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 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 […]

kal ho naa ho (2003)

I don’t love this movie. I think it’s likable, the plot line kinda made me cry when I was a kid, but the depiction of Indian Americans has always made me feel empty and I don’t find the ending to be as emotional as something like Veer-Zaara (2004). On the other hand, I think this […]

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 […]