This is the Only Way This Blog Can Grow and You Are the Only Ones Who Can Do It

I actually ran the numbers for 2017.  Claudia, my German reader, by posting 9 times in a German language fan forum, gained me 506 new readers.  Not all of them stayed, but 506 separate people clicked through from her comments to my blog.

Someone else who I don’t know posted twice in the comments on a Bhawadraj Rangan review and gained me 177 click throughs.  In contrast, I wrote a guest post for srkuniverse, a massive fan community, and that post with their official stamp of approval got me only 66 views.

So when I say to you that the best way to gain me new views is to put a link in the comments of another site, or in another forum, I’m not kidding!  It’s practically the only way.  And it isn’t something I can do for myself, no one clicks through links posted by the author.

So, here’s your monthly request to please help by posting links to my related content on other sites.

Oh, and also, COMMENT!!!!  I also ran the numbers on that.  Every comment gets me 20 views.  People who may have already seen the post clicking through to it, others who wouldn’t have read it otherwise clicking through to read the comments.  It doesn’t have to be a brilliant comment, just say “I love this film!  —— was so good in their role!”, that’s enough.  Or, if you want to be really easy, just answer the questions at the end of the TGIF or FanFic posts.


So, two things.  Real simple.  And that have an enormous effect.


Help Support This Blog! Buy My Book! Or At Least Turn Off Addblocker

Here’s an exciting thing, I finally got around to visiting and updating my Patreon site so it makes more sense. Click below to view it:

Become a Patron!

If you set up a monthly subscription to me through them (just like you do for Netflix and magazines and all the other entertainment sources you use), I will mail you a thank you card!  $5 or more a month gets you a card for every holiday.  $10 or more a month gets you a card EVERY SINGLE MONTH!!!!  And who wouldn’t want one of my cards every month?



If you don’t want to commit to a monthly thing, that’s fine too, I would appreciate a donation of whatever you feel is fair (donate here). Or at least, a purchase of my book (purchase here)!  It’s really good, and I want more people to read it.

One other request that costs you nothing.  Please “whitelist” my site.  That is, turn off your adblocker when you are here.  I know ads are irritating and all that, but it’s part of what helps me pay for movie tickets and my domain name and everything else.  Well, not really pay for it, but it helps me not lose quite as much money.  So if you have adblocker going all the time and don’t even think about it (as I do myself), this is a reminder to turn it off on my website because you like me so much.



There is a little button on the menu at the top, if you enjoy my writing and want me to keep going, you can always click there to give me a donation. If you don’t have the money, or don’t feel my content is worth paying for, that’s okay too.

Additionally, you can always buy my book, click HERE to purchase.

Donate through Patreon, which will allow you to set up a monthly subscription donation.  And which can allow you to pick a reward, if you wish.

Become a Patron!

Or through Paypal, which allows for a one time donation of any amount you choose. Any time you particularly like a post, or appreciate something I am doing, just drop a dollar like it is a tip jar.  And feel free to add a note saying why you are donating, maybe I will write more posts like that.


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


And thanks for reading!

Holi Hai!!!!

Happy Holi! I almost forgot this holiday thanks to the national mourning happening (sounds like at least a few of the Holi parties for the film industry will be canceled altogether), but I remembered in time. This is a mix of songs I have posted in previous years and new ones. Enjoy! And let me know if I missed something (yes yes, “Rang Barse” and all the other must dos are there)

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Discussion Post: Skin Tone in India! Discuss and Educate Us!

I put up a post yesterday related to Sridevi’s death about how there is a recent association in Indian popular culture between “skinny” and “healthy” and also “beautiful”.  And then the comments section just went wild with people talking.  Mostly people from the west, where the weight issue has been the dominant issue in appearance for years.  But I started to feel odd talking about this on an Indian film blog without acknowledging the fact that in India it is in fact skin tone that is the dominant issue.

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Sridevi’s Death and Looking “Healthy”

Just trying to get something positive out of this.  Might as well use it as a reminder of what “healthy” actually means, versus how the Indian press and public figures (just in the past few years!  It is still reversible!) have started to use it.  And how the West has been using it for years.

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Sridevi Update: Funeral May Be Delayed Even Longer

This story is just going to drag on and on, I can feel it.  And if I am already getting tired of it (not mourning Sridevi, just the logistical updates), can you imagine how exhausted her family must be?  Waiting and waiting and waiting and putting all plans on hold over and over again?

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Monday Morning Question, Pari Week! With 2 Questions For You!

Happy Monday!  Extra happy for me, because I get to go on vacation on Friday (wee!).  Not from the blog of course, I never take a day off from you, but from everything else.  In the meantime, I want to give you answers, and a question of your own!

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Sridevi Update: Everyone Pulls Together

This is the second part of the story that always happens.  After the twitter messages, the personal visits start, and the stories of people comforting or helping directly.  And then tomorrow (probably) will be the final story, the funeral and wake.  At which we will see what public statements are made by who attends and how.  Well, not quite the final story.  It doesn’t end with the funeral.  These bonds we are seeing now aren’t just for show, they will be followed up by serious commitments and lifelong support in Sridevi’s memory for the people she left behind.

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Silly Sunday: FanFic We Wrote on Monday!

This was fun, I didn’t have to write anything this week!  We wrote it all together on Monday in bits and pieces, I just had to pull it together and make sense of it for this.

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