Happy Birthday Sukhwinder Singh! 15 Songs to Show I Love You

There is another big birthday today, but I am following a “if you can’t say anything nice” policy and ignoring it.  But that means Sukhwinder gets a day all to himself!  And he deserves it, he has worked very hard for a very long time.

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Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Thinking and Watching on my Mother’s Birthday?

Happy Wednesday!  And Happy Birthday to my mother again!  Now, let’s talk about stuff and keep me awake at work, because I was up much too late writing my Mom’s birthday post.

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Combined Birthday Post: All the Brilliant Artists of Indian Film Were Born Today, Sanjeev Kumar, Guru Dutt, and K. Balachander

This is one of those cool coincidences.  The two brilliant directors of Indian film, one from Bombay and one from the south, were born exactly 5 years apart to the day.  There is something special about July 9th.  And, just to put the cherry on top, one of the most brilliant actors in Hindi film history was also born on July 9th.

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Happy Birthday Ekta Kapoor!

You may say Farah or Zoya has more power, and maybe if you just look at the films they produced, okay.  But if you look at all the stars and stories and production changes Ekta has done through film AND television, there is no contest.  So, for her birthday, here are 18 reasons I love you, one for every hundred episodes produced of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (1833 in total). (this is an updated and reposted-post from last year)

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Happy Birthday Madhuri (in India)

It’s Madhuri’s birthday today!  Well, today in India.  But I want to start celebrating as soon as possible, so I am putting up my birthday posts today.  And it’s a big birthday, and she is a big star, so I am doing one reason for every year she was alive, 51 in total. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Happy Birthday Emraan! 39 Reasons I Love You!

(This is an updated and reposted post) If you’d asked me 9 years ago when Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na came out, I never would have said that Emraan would be my favorite Imraan/Emraan.  But today, oh my goodness!  He has beaten his homonym by a mile!  And today he is 39 and still going strong!  Here are 39 separate reasons I love him (yes, most of them are videos).

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Hindi Film 101: Happy Birthday Madhubala! Beautifully Inhumanly Human

Madhubala!  One of the great actresses of Hindi film history, The Most Beautiful Woman, with the most ridiculously dramatic and tragic life story.  Appropriately for someone so full of love and so loved, her birthday is Valentine’s Day.  And so I thought it would finally be time to do a Hindi Film 101 of her life.

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Happy Birthday Yash and Roohi!!!!!

A happy post! To balance the serious one from earlier today.  And also because I looooooooooooove Yash and Roohi.  Most serious and concerned babies ever!

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