Monthly Donation Reminder! Leave a Tip for Good Service

It’s that time again, the time I remind everyone that it is a good thing to tip people who provide a service, even if that service is writing on the internet.

You give a dollar to the barista who makes you coffee every day, you can give a dollar once a month for the person who entertains and informs you every day.

Now, if reading that above statement made you feel guilty, there is a simple solution.  Just give me a dollar through one of the options below, and then you can stop feeling guilty.

When you go to a restaurant, you leave the waitress a tip.  When you get delivery, you tip.  When you enjoy a street musician, you leave a little money.  Just because the service I provide is online doesn’t make it any less real

If you appreciate what I do, then leave a tip. If you don’t tip, I will assume you don’t appreciate it and stop writing.  That’s how the world works, money goes in and product comes out.

Now, if reading the above made you feel scared, there is an easy solution. Just give me a dollar through one of the options below, and then you can stop feeling scared.


To help support my work, donate to the site, $1 or $2 or $20 or $200, however much you want.


If you want to set up a recurring payment, then you can do that through Patreon:

Or, of course, you can always Buy My Book!  Which gets me no real money (a percentage of a percentage on every sale), but makes me feel appreciated:


Random FanFic: Juhi as a Private Eye, Shahrukh as the Cop who Loves Her

My FanFics don’t get many views, but the DeepVeer wedding is all anyone will want to talk about today anyway, so why not indulge myself?  And those few of you who enjoy reading them.  Especially those of you who helped me come up with this idea.

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The Deepika-Ranveer Story! In Honor of Their Wedding, All the Different Ways They Reached the Same Place

I was going to make this a “Hindi Film 101” and then I thought “no, I don’t want to think that much or go so far in depth, I’ll just make this fun”.  So, FUN!!!  Be ready for that!

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Dhanak Review RePost for Children’s Day: Not Just For Shahrukh Fans, for Fans of Small Children and Blind Faith as Well!

I mostly watched Dhanak, because the one sentence description made me think it would be a good Shahrukh fan watch.  And it was, certainly.  He comes off very well in it.  But most of the movie is just about the two small children we are following, and their performances are so delightful, that’s what really makes the film.  If you have access to American Netflix, it is streaming now, and I highly recommend it.

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Happy Children’s Day!!!!

Children’s Day in India is November 14th, because that’s Nehru’s birthday, and Nehru loved children.  Isn’t that sweet?  And, just like World Animal Day and all the other sub-holidays, I am marking the occasion with a theme video post. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Tuesday Tamil: Sarkar Review (SPOILERS), Let Us All Bow Down and Worship the Rich

I already put up the no spoilers review, in case you want to watch the film fresh.  This is your SPOILER option, in case you don’t care about going in fresh and want the spoilers.  Oh, and this is also one of those reviews where I get really angry and mean.  If you enjoy it when I do that.

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Happy Veteran’s Day! To Celebrate, Men in Uniform!

Happy Veterans Day!  Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI and there weren’t nearly as many celebrations as I expected.  I guess 100 years from now everything we are going through will seem very small and out of date too.  That’s kind of comforting.  Anyway, enough of that, hot guys in uniform!

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me, The Week of My Father’s Birthday?

Happy My-Father’s-Birthday week!!!!  To celebrate, I am going out of town.  It was the only weekend I could visit my sister between now and, like, May.  But I will try to make up for it and be a good daughter by making sure you are all VERY AWARE that it is my father’s birthday this week.  66!  That’s a semi-big deal!  Or at least, very cool to be matching digits.

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Khoobsurat Review ReRun: The Best Disney Fairy Tale in Hindi Film

I watched Khoobsurat for the 4th time last night (I missed it in theaters, but have seen it 4 times on DVD after a friend told me I HAD to watch it).  It’s just as good as it ever was, but it’s also a whole different experience watching it having just seen Neerja.  In all sorts of ways.

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Silly Sunday: Thugs of Hindostan Without Aamir

On my second watch (kidnapped by my friend Dina and forced to rewatch it), I amused myself by picturing the film without Aamir as part of it. And you know, it works!  There is no actual narrative need for Aamir to be there.  Here, I’ll show you.  Oh, and this will make a lot more sense if you’ve already seen the movie.

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Thugs of Hindostan Scene By Scene Part 2, Middle Third Up To Last Song: Aamir Gets Insufferable and I Get MEAN

I already put up Part 1, plus reviews and stuff, you can check them out in the Thugs of Hindostan index here.  This is not a super detailed scene by scene, but it is a little detailed, there was just more stuff I wanted to talk about than could be included in the SPOILER review.

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Thugs of Hindostan Scene By Scene Part 1, First Third! Opening through Aamir Taking On the Mission

Yes, I’m doing it!  Mostly because I found a lot of little moments I wanted to talk about in the film and the simplest way to do it is string them all together and talk about everything that happens in the whole film. (index of Thugs coverage here)

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