Monday, October 4, 2010

farmer's market 3-10-10 in bandra

i was very excited to see an invite for a farmer's market the other day on facebook..Yes..yes...yeeeeesssss!!! felt like i was back in los angeles on 3rd and fairfax with my homies, virg, natalie, and anj, spending the morning looking at fresh veggies and salivating over red luscious tomatoes of all things.
so i put on my sunday hat and headed down to the market.  the bjp flags outside kinda unsettled me for a second but then i got over it.  the market was wonderful..friendly vendors selling eco friendly clothing to flooring. i was in "organic" heaven.  the yummy theplas to karela ka subzi to dhoklas to mint water were perfect food on a hot summer afternoon.  and the best way to digest the meal was a sweet area where one was required to just take off their shoes, sit on the mat and read (which is where i spent most of my time). 
bandra is the bestest suburb. thank you for a wonderful sunday afternoon.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

style o wot

a gold star for all the gals who have no idea of who i am and for the ones that do, i'd suggest you spend a little less time in front of the mirror.
my name is sapna bhavnani and i have been working in the fashion / beauty industry for the last 14 years.  and to be honest i find it the shallowest industry of them all.everyday i come across women with low self esteem, after staring at all the skinny models gracing the front covers of every fashion magazine.  i come across many more complaining of their limp, dull, fine hair after watching the false hair advertisements on television.  everyone seems to be in pursuit of outward beauty.  and to many this book might seem like a book promoting just that.
bohemian girl

punk rock girl
librarian girl
the reason i thought of writing this book was to help introduce you to the beautiful world of fantasy and dress up.  i think as a girl growing up partly in india and partly in america, i had the pleasure of growing through all these phases.  i mean it.  from punk rock girl, to librarian girl, to tomboy girl, i went through them all till i got to the best one; "myself."  there is no chapter on "myself" girl in this book because that is a stage we all get to in our own time.  and i hope you get there faster than i did.  i also included a music play list because i think music sets the tone for everything in life.  i believe we all have our personal soundtracks that we groove to in our everyday life and i hope this selection helps you pick yours.
goth girl
please enjoy this book and try to play every character at least once.  for how boring would life be if you went through it entirely just as "goth girl" or "bratty girl."

this book has been written by sapna bhavnani and illustrated by anushka anand

beautiful words by Swanand Kirkire on the Ayodhya Verdict!

Mai Nikhattu ,Desh Nithalla
Din Bhar Bematlab HoHallaa

Bhikhmango ke Raam aur Allaa
Vyopaari kaa Dharam hai Galla
T.V Video Game hai Challa
Jo haar Mile Toh Jhaad lo Palla

Maraa Kabeer aur Maraa re Bullaa
Yahan pe Nanga Naache Dallaa

Karo Siyasat kaato Sar
Bahut hai Ghar Mein Lalli Lallaa

Note Aur SIkkon Kaa Rasgulla
Khaa kar Netaa Haj ko Challaa

Mai Nikhattu, Desh NIthalla
Chale tere Bharose Ram aur Allaa!

The Band Airport

so my small baby production house has made its first music video... it's for an Indian Band called Airport and the song is called "raat."  it's a beautiful song and i hope you enjoy it as much as i do.  the video has been directed by sid sikand (formerly head of promos for ch v) and shot by the talented mofo kartik vijay (formerly known as kartik vijay)... i will post the video on the www on monday..your input is important!  here are the lyrics in the mean time... enjoy..

Wake me up..

When September ends.... It's October much of nothing happening around us.. yet no good reason to wake up...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

does a spider ever strangle in its own web?

This is a story…this is a story…this is a story about love. And a little bit of hate. And a little bit of respect. And a little bit of commitment. And a little bit of icing on top. And maybe a little bit of polygamy.

Close by…earth..

In a big little city called Bandra there lived a couple and their couple problems. Now this couple could be any couple and maybe even you. They decided to move in together and share life on their terms without the marriage mumbo jumbo stamp. She did not want marriage or kids. At least in the beginning. He spoke of marriage and kids. At least in the beginning.

In a world 100 miles from earth…lets call it earth two…

A couple moved in together only because he did not have enough money to get his own place. She was fine with that. At least in the beginning.

In a world 100 miles from earth two…lets call it earth three….

A couple moved in together because they wanted to preview married life. The plan was simple. If shit worked out then in one year they would tie the knot and live happily ever after (ha ha three people sure are stupid). If they fell apart then at least they didn’t have to go through a divorce. At least in the beginning.

In a world 100 miles from earth three…lets call it earth four…

A couple moved in together. Just because they wanted to dam it! But they were free to be with other people too. An open relationship if you will. These earth four people had it all figured out. At least in the beginning.

Tick Tock Tick Tock….

Close by … earth…

The woman started having those urges….oh those urges of motherhood and marital bliss (?) and the man, well lets just say started having urges. She got down on her knees and asked for marriage. He asked for time. After 5 years she had run out of time. So she decided to move on. And moved out. So did he. But that’s not important is it since this is a chicks story.

In a world 100 miles from earth…lets call it earth two…

He had lived with her for almost a year and still had no money. He wanted her to sit at home with him and hang out all day, dreaming of love and honeybees. All of a sudden he didn’t seem so endearing. She tried to be nice and push him to get a job in the subtlest way she could but he didn’t take the hint. So she asked him to move out. But he had no money to move out. So she did.

In a world 100 miles from earth two…lets call it earth three….

The first 3 months were fantastic. They did everything together. They picked out the furniture, they picked out the color of the walls, they chose the bathroom tiles and they decided on the television brand. The kitchen was her responsibility and the food on the table, his. In the fourth month he started ‘happy houring’ with his coworkers almost everyday. He started coming home past 9, sometimes 10, sometimes 11, and sometimes 12. She used to wait around by the dining table but gave up soon. That’s the thing about women these days. They learn fast. She decided to get her own job and her own food and her own happy hour. He couldn’t handle that and decided that she wasn’t marriage material. He moved out and found himself a cook this time.

In a world 100 miles from earth three…lets call it earth four…

She was delighted to get attention from 5 men at the same time. Men love women who don’t seek attachments. He was also happy wooing his own harem. They spent time with each other on their off nights and spoke of their other lovers casually. Right! Till one day, the woman fell in love with lover 3. Lover 3 wasn’t ready for LOVE. Lover 3 already had his love at home. She decided she couldn’t live with a man when she was in love with someone else. So she moved out. And gave up her harem. The men continued hareming.

Overheard: man asking his mother, “When will I find the perfect woman?” to which she said, “stop worrying about the perfect woman and work on making yourself the perfect man.”

Will somebody please build earth five quickly!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


थिस इस अ टेस्ट .. वो व्रितिंग इंग्लिश इन हिंदी इस थे कोलेस्ट!

day 7 ...

cannot remember the last time i tried to give up smoking...last week after returning from da delhi (a place i really reason...but everything about it) i starting coughing and shivering.  i waited 2 days to see if the fever would pass..but no such luck.. after blood tests and all that jazz i got diagnosed with pneumonia and dengue..WHAT!!!!! one look at my lung x ray made me hate the smell of smoke...well that lasted for 3 i'm on day 7..irritated as a mofo..cuz..i'm too weak to work or exercise so my options are lying in bed blogging and day dreaming about a cancer stick in my mouth...or the other option..beating up my boyfriend...which seems the easier route...HELP!!!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

"iss kismet se" Airport Live @ zenzi mills

what a lovely way to wake up in the morning! "iss kismet se.." गुड मोर्निग्न!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

illustrator genius man called Hemant Kumar

i would like to introduce you to Hemant Kumar and his masterpieces.... hello Hemant Kumar!!!!

done for mad o wot !

Jana Gana Mana - Todays Indian Anthem

jana gana mana...

i cannot begin to tell you how irritated i get when i look at our anthem videos on's either a Rahman with his hair blowing in the wind to a Lata screachiing in the neighbouring mic...or it's either some Bollywood stars getting together and doing what they do best..overact..GAWD...STOP NOW... or its the street kids that have been the face of India to the world for a while now...NO NO NO... where the fuck are people like US?????? People who think, people who want change, people who will be responsible for change, WHERE WHERE WHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!
so i decided to do whatever i could, with no budget, to make a video for us. A track made by people like US. A video that included US!
here it is....
Track Composed And Produced by: Arijit Datta and Randolph Correia
Vocals by: Arijit Datta, Krittika Sharma, Sugandha Garg, Shweta Sharma, Raghu Ram, Sharib Hashmi, Uma Shanker

Friday, March 26, 2010


i just found out yesterday that most of the society's in bandra and khar will not allow a Muslim to purchase a flat...i cannot believe that people think like this in to-days time..before i used to dream of a modern face in i'd be happy with just starting out with society secretary's....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


i have spent the last one year in hibernation...planning and plotting...yes..quite like a terrorist.. my scissorhands are trying to convert to basshands and they are frustrated...everyday i wake up and pick up the bass and try to play it like a rockstar but NOPE**** ... i have to wait..i have to be patient...i have to go through the motions of 39..patience comes rare...and its COMING! I might be 45 before i come out as a musician but i am on a roll. TOAST ME!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

my current state of mind..

yes i know i have dissapeared...yes i know i should continue writing...i know i here goes...starting next week...i'm gonna be back...and HOW!