Author Archives: Sanjay

About Sanjay

Sanjay is a proud ABCD (American Born Cultured Desi), born and raised in the SF Bay Area, now working in Television in LA; he spends his time enjoying the beach, cooking yummy vegan food, and just plain being awesome!

NBC’s Outsourced Canceled: Sad But Not Surprised

And so it is over. As NBC officially announced its Fall Prime Time schedule early Monday this week, fans were disappointed to see Outsourced axed, along with The Event with Ian Anthony Dale and Perfect Couples co-starring Olivia Munn. Fact: … Continue reading

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Nicki Minaj AKA Onika Tanya Maraj is Indian

I always thought that Nicki Minaj looked quite Indian and thanks to an article found during some random Wikipedia stumbling, I can now confirm that she is. (I think I started looking at an article about honey and 45 minutes … Continue reading

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Bollywood You Should Be Watching: I Hate Luv Storys

We live in an era where Bollywood movies are all around us, and now they are more accessible than ever. I am going to try something new here: every month, I’ll pick one Bollywood movie available via Netflix that I … Continue reading

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Sean Kingston Is Suicidal for Bollywood Girls

20 year old R&B singer, Sean Kingston, has re-released his 2007 hit single “Beautiful Girls” in India, re-working the lyrics to change the song to “Bollywood Girls.” The track names notable Bollywood beauties such as Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu, Shilpa … Continue reading

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The Post Apu Era: The Aftermath of NBC’s Outsourced

We have come a long way- Asians in the media, especially from an era of “Fu Manchu,” Mickey Rooney’s “Mr. Yunioshi from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and of course Apu on The Simpsons. Yes, the first ever American sitcom to star … Continue reading

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TIME Columnist Dislikes Indians; Indians Not a Fan of Joel Stein Either

I don’t easily get offended; sure, there’s a lot of stuff for APAs to get riled up for this summer, but I always pride my self for being a good sport, finding humor in poor stereotypes, and understanding how a … Continue reading

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Louise, The Fly Girl Who Could

After stumbling through some Tivo suggestions, I found this new show on The CW called Fly Girls. Hot flight attendants living under one roof! Sweet!  Asian chick in the picture — double sweet! It was an interesting show, with the … Continue reading

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Happy Friday: Battlestar Galactica Babe Grace Park on the Cover of Maxim

“I don’t know what planet you come from, but to me, you’re a perfect ten!” That would be my pathetic pick-up line if I were to stumble across Battlestar Galactica bombshell Grace Park. Gentlemen — and ladies — drop what … Continue reading

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Obama is the First President to Extend Holiday Wishes for Diwali

I cried. Like a little girl. It was like the moon landing for us — finally, a president is directly speaking out to me and my people — a president celebrates Diwali in The White House! This weekend I made … Continue reading

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Jay Sean the Highest Ranking Asian Recording Artist in Billboard History

All hail the king! It has been done — Jay Sean, an Asian- American British (is that what they are called?) has finally climbed the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has become the highest ranking Asian recording artist in [recorded] … Continue reading

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Sick of Bollywood Fever

Remember when Chuck Taylors were fresh again, years ago? When you were the only person rocking it, and got lots of compliments on them because they were unique and different? And then, do you remember when everyone and their moms … Continue reading

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