Send tips to
Ladytron, CSS review/pics
Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Success Stories
Iñárritu takes his 3 story plot staple global in Babel
Feature: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World?
Lisa Ray discusses race, beauty and the humanism of film
Beyond the Outernational, sometimes you dont have to look any further than the Inter-national
Just another "Hollywood" bite?
XR2 808 MP3 MC8 XOX THE MC5 MTV HAS ADD...
Oh la la! – Le French survival kit T-shirt
Feel your boobies! – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Yellow humour – Soy Sauce Comics by Wayne Chan
June 22, 2006
Desi Chick-Lit – Desi girls having fun with or without Bollywood show-stoppers
Sonia Singh is a 1st-generation Desi, born and raised in the OC, California. After degrees in history and politics from CalState Fullerton, Sonia moved to Bombay, India where she wrote episodes for a Hindi soap opera. This stint led her to become Ms. Desi Chick-Lit with novels that are described as “Desi meets Sex and the City”. Move over Carrie, there's Maya and Raveena to share in the Manolos! Check them out:
In Goddess for Hire, Maya, an unemployed 30-year-old living with her parents in Newport Beach, California, discovers she’s the incarnation of the Hindu goddess Kali.
In her popular novel Bollywood Confidential, Raveena Rai is an actress who’s been toiling for 8 years on Hollywood’s D-list until a young director casts her as the lead in his upcoming Bollywood film.
* Buy Sonia’s books @ Amazon Canada HERE. Or find them where you live HERE.
*Read review of “Bollywood Confidential” by Pooja Makhijan in www.desilit.org.
*Sonia Singh’s website @ www.soniasingh.com
*Read about another Desi chick-lit writer Shyama Perera’s novel Do the Right Thing @
Reeta: South Asian Women Forum.
*Of course there was Kaavya Viswanathan’s How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got In, but...she got nailed for plagiarism. Read about it on www.slate.com.
*A blogger’s own life as Desi "chick" @ chicklitindia.blogspot.com.