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Good Indian Mom: Confessions of a Working Mom

Good Indian Girl has launched a new series called “Good Indian Mom” discussing how we can tactfully pass on Indian culture to our third generation kids. If you have any specific issues/question please email us info@goodindiangirl.com. We’d love to hear from you! by Indu Partha, @InduPartha Guilt. Do you suffer from it?  Me?  I’m guilty as ...

Movie Review: Bad Words

At some point in the last 20 years spelling bees became a vicious battleground for the non-athletic set to prove themselves. Helicopter moms and overbearing dads at every turn; pushing and prodding their children to learn the entire dictionary from all angles and take no prisoners.  The world of competitive spelling bees is also one dominated by k ...

Good Indian Mom: Third Generation Indian Kids and Dating

Good Indian Girl has launched a new series called “Good Indian Mom” discussing how we can tactfully pass on Indian culture to our third generation kids. If you have any specific issues/question please email us info@goodindiangirl.com. We’d love to hear from you! by Indu Partha, @InduPartha My daughter was asked to the Prom last weekend.  S ...

Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

There’s a line near the end of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel that the wonderful F. Murray Abraham delivers about the ability to “maintain the illusion.”  He might as well be talking about the entire arc of Mr. Anderson’s career. His idiosyncrasies are endless.  The bold color schemes, the unique costume choices, the multi-dire ...

Movie Review: Lunchbox (Dabba) featuring Irrfan Khan

When you think about Indian movies, it’s impossible to not think about the colorful excess of  Bollywood.  Tired stories and hammed acting covered up with elaborate song and dance scenes and exotic locales.  Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox is a wonderful example of the subtle changes happening in Hindi cinema. The story is simple enough.  A lon ...

Good Indian Girl, Sort Of: Karishma Shah

FREQUENT FLYING, ICE CREAM QUEEN, HOSTESS EXTRAORDINAIRE I currently reside in: San Francisco What’s your favorite hangout in SF: Press Club. An urban winery with a dance floor, what more can you ask for? I currently work as: Marketing (formerly Community and Events) Manager at Airbnb. I do this because: I believe in sharing, the transformati ...

Good Indian Girl, Sort Of: Meera Chandrasekaran

THIRD CULTURE KID. ANCHO CHILE, GARAM MASALA, AND TRUFFLE OIL RUN THROUGH MY VEINS  Name: Meera Chandrasekaran I currently reside in: Austin, TX What’s your favorite hangout in Austin: Toss up between Takoba and the aisles of Central Market. I currently work as: Dentist in the public health sector during the day. And at night, I’m a singer i ...