Party like a Punjabi

I came across this old clip from Britain’s Got Talent,  featuring Signature and got such a kick out of it.


and I realize it’s not just our punjabi superstar Akki….who is always so celebratory and jolts you off your seat :-)

punjabi in da house, let’s get the party rolling…


… the original Singh is King


here are a couple of punjabi songs:

Mauja Hi mauja from Jab We Met



Nagada Nagada from Jab We Met



u gotta luv this: -)  Maa Da Laadla



here is a list of  families and actors and directors of Punjabi descent from wikipedia, and you got to ask yourself, who is left in Bollywood who hasn’t punjabi roots?



“The Kapoors – 1”. See Kapoor family for details. Prominent members were / are

The Kapoors – 2

The Kapoors – 3

The Malhotras

The Sahnis

The Anands

The Chopras

The Deols

The Dutts

The Tullis

The Puris

The Khannas – 1

The Khannas – 2

The Roshans

The Bedis

The Sahneys

The Kapurs

The Devgans

The Oberois

The Paintals

The Bachchans

The Aroras

[edit] Individual artists

Celina Miss India Universe 2001, Actress

[edit] Singers

(Vipen Malhotra) Karaoke Singer

[edit] Directors

[edit] Crossover directors and actors (Hollywood)

Foodie movie with Kunal Kapoor – beats the Giants!



Something spicy  is cooking in  Bollywood.  OMG, can it get any better?  A foodie movie with my secretbollywoodlove Kunal Kapoor!!!  Two great things coming together here.  Shabash!   This is better than the Super Bowl!  …not that I have any specific affinity towards the Super Bowl, except that the Giants play and for the sake of NY,  I hope they will win! But …


Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana hitting the cinemas in MAYYY!!   YAYYYY!!!!   




I wrote already a post  about Kunal being involved with this movie. What I DIDN”T  get into enough that this  is a FOODIE MOVIE and consequently,  as my second favorite genre, it deserves more of a write-up. Reason why:


A)  I like to cook


B)   there aren’t enough good foodie movies out there!


C)   there aren’t any Indian foodie movies that I know of, except the marvelously entertaining independent NRI Aasif Mandvi  movie: Today’s Special, which any foodie should watch!!

Cooking with Stella, written by the one and only Deepa Mehta and her brother, who also directed the movie.

   &  Cheeni Kum, with  Big B. but him being a vegetarian, I guess,  they didn’t get into the details of food prep in this London five star restaurant.  still a delightful movie


D)  there is never enough talk about Kunal Kapoor and I am on a mission here! :-)



Okay: here is my list of movies any foodie  should have in their library:



Today’s Special.  If you haven’t seen it, the DVD is available now. a grand performance by Naseeruddin Shah. but the entire cast rocks!



Cheeni Kum 


Cooking with Stella


Eat Drink Man Woman



Bella Martha






Tampopo (old one)






I should mention Julia and Julia, but I kind of fell asleep during the movie.  I heard it was  good. I thought it was long.