Pad Man

Countless Bollywood actors are rising up in support of the film Pad Man, based on the true story of a man whose pad-making skills changed India and women’s health. It’s a fantastic film celebrating a feminine hygiene pioneer. It has been powerful to see some of India’s most famous faces holding a pad. No big…

Taj

“A good relationship is like the Taj Mahal; everybody simply wonders [at] how beautiful it is, but nobody understands how difficult it was to build.” Tania Mehra (edited for clarity) [Image from Pinterest @mylittlejourney]

One of Them

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am always inspired by the stunning Sonam Kapoor at Cannes. I loved a quote in one of her most recent posts: “I know who I am. I am not perfect. I’m not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I’m one of them.” Mary J. Blige [Photos from @sonamkapoor]

Baar Baar Dekho– Look Again and Again

“You were my yesterday, you will be my tomorrow, and you are always my now.” Baar Baar Dekho The Hindi language is always poetic, just like its films. When asked what she hopes people will take away from the film Baar Baar Dekho, Katrina Kaif said: “Not to take the people in your life for…

Sonam Kapoor: I Didn’t Wake Up Like This

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sonam Kapoor has always been an inspiration to me. Before Chrissy Teigen was making provocative statements and making us laugh with her wit on Twitter, there was Sonam Kapoor on Koffee with Karan. She always says what is on her mind, and I love her for it. Yesterday, I was talking to…

“Dark Faith”

By: Gabriela Yareliz I read a brilliant article about Mother Teresa and her “spiritual darkness,” in The Week . The article was called, “Mother Teresa sometimes didn’t believe in God. That makes her an example of faith.” Provocative. Mother Teresa recently became a “Saint.” I remember after reading her journal in high school, how impacted I was…

6 Years of Aisha

By: Gabriela Yareliz On August 6, 2010, this funny, stylish, Bollywood adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, Emma, was released. Aisha is a hard-to-forget film. It was the first film where I really loved Sonam Kapoor’s performance. And while it has its cheesy moments, it has some fantastic dialogue, clothes, songs– and Sonam is just…

#PremIsBack

By: Gabriela Yareliz #PremIsBack, and I am excited. I just wanted to show Salman Khan some love. He seems to be getting better with age. Sonam Kapoor looks ethereal in this film, and Bollywood strikes again. No one does film like India. No one. Bringing in Diwali 2015 with a bang, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

Bollywood Icons

By: Gabriela Yareliz I love celebrating women of all cultures. I have my favorite French women, my favorite Spanish women, favorite Latinas, and high-powered women I admire… Now, it’s time to celebrate the women who inspire me in the Bollywood industry. Sonam Kapoor: Hilariously outspoken, incredibly stylish, and an advocate for health and true beauty. Protagonist…

Sunday Girl: February 22, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Back-to-work Sunday. I’m Florida dreamin’ and listening to Jake Miller (fellow Floridian) while getting stuff done. Soundtrack: India won the match against South Africa yesterday. It was greatness. When I saw the photo of the team players together in their blue and orange uniforms, it brought back memories from my Gator Cricket…