Tag Archives: Asha Sundararaman

Watching “The ‘Other’ Love Story” Was The Perfect Way To Kick Off 2017

January 5, 2017

By Guest Contributors: Lakshmi Gandhi (@lakshmigandhi) and Asha Sundararaman (@mixedtck)

As soon as we saw this Autostraddle’s article about Roopa Rao’s web series “The ‘Other’ Love Story” we knew we had to binge watch it and devote a newsletter to it immediately. The twelve short episodes follow the lives of two teenage college students who meet and fall in love in late 1990s Bangalore.

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The Chatter Around the Ongoing Saga of Huma Abedin

November 7, 2016
Photo Credit: Thirteen/MetroFocus
Photo Credit: Thirteen/MetroFocus

By Guest Contributors:  Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi) and Asha Sundararaman (@mixedtck)

We first started informally chatting about Hillary Clinton’s trusted aide Huma Abedin on Friday after the latest email scandal erupted. Seeing Huma and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner once again make headlines quickly inspired us to create this list of South Asian actresses who would be fantastic at playing her. While that was fun, watching Huma be dragged through the mud (AGAIN) hasn’t been.

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Who Should Play Huma Abedin in The Inevitable 2016 Campaign Movie?

October 31, 2016
Huma Abedin (Photo Credit: Thirteen/MetroFocus)
Huma Abedin (Photo Credit: Thirteen/MetroFocus)

By Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi) and Asha Sundararaman (@mixedtck)

Of course Anthony Weiner had to pop up in the news during the final week of the campaign.

If you follow lots of left-leaning people on Twitter, that sentiment probably came up a lot over the course of this weekend. It also lead us, as South Asian pop culture bloggers, to ask the question that really matters: Who should play Weiner’s estranged wife Huma Abedin in the inevitable movie made about this campaign?

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When the Donald Embraced ‘The Hindu’

October 20, 2016
The official poster for Hindus for Trump. (Photo credit: Hindus for Trump Facebook page.)
The official poster for Hindus for Trump. (Photo credit: Hindus for Trump Facebook page.)

By Guest Contributors: Lakshmi Gandhi (@lakshmigandhi) and Asha Sundararaman (@mixedtck)

Lakshmi: If you follow lots of South Asians on Twitter (as we both do) you probably saw lots of tweets on Saturday about what I’ve been calling “The Trumpet’s Hindutvaganza.” Which is to say, the Donald headed to NJ to pander to the Hindu American vote. What stood out to you?

Asha: “Do they not realize they have brown skin?” was my first thought.

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We Need To Talk About Priyanka Chopra’s Latest Magazine Cover

October 14, 2016
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Priyanka Chopra in a recent magazine cover for Conde Nast Traveller India. (Photo Credit: Conde Nast Traveller India)

By Guest Contributors: Lakshmi Gandhi (@lakshmigandhi) and Asha Sundararaman (@mixedtck)

We really weren’t planning to talk about Priyanka Chopra so soon after our last gchat conversation. That all changed when our Twitter friend Sharanya Manivannan (pre-order her book!) pointed us towards the controversy surrounding the actress’s photo shoot for the cover of Conde Nast Traveller India. It features Chopra in tank top that’s been described as “insensitive,” “xenophobic,” and “racist” against refugees and other immigrants and we immediately knew that we had to discuss it.

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