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Links : A community for expats in Bangalore (though they have them for several cities in India, you just have to search for yours on the site). A place to exchange tips, join events and groups, get information and guides, and connect with other expats. - Expats Manual - 30 Things Every American Should Know Before Moving to India a Business Insider article by Contributors Nicholas Kapur and Nellie Thompson : If You've Just Moved To Bangalore: Tips From Shiny Newcomers : Brown Paper Bag states they are “the best of what to eat/shop/do in your city, delivered in a brown paper bag”: This is the Delhi version, click the downward arrow to find other cities in India too! : find other expats in your city



The God of Small Things by Arundati Roy - the best-selling and award-winning novel about an affluent Indian family who are dramatically changed by one fateful day in 1969. The book explores how seemingly small events can affect people's lives and reactions. From the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.  


The Darjeeling Limited – Wes Anderson gives India a whirl in this 2007 brotherly-adventure comedy-drama journey-of-a-lifetime tale. Their train journey takes us across the beautiful Indian countryside to several Hindu temples and we meet many colorful characters along the way.


Slumdog Millionaire – Though a British film, Slumdog was set and filmed in India. It is about 18-year-old Jamal Malik who is from the slums but goes on to be a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. It won 8 out of its 10 Academy Award Nominations.


Lagaan – Said to be the movie that reintroduced Indian film to the west, this was in the top five films for the 2001 Oscars, but wasn’t able to secure the win because of it’s long duration (nearly four hours long)! 


Gol Maal - What would a guide to Indian film be without a Bollywood hit? Not much at all! Gol Maal (which translates to “chao”) is the one I will leave you with because not only does it feature the music of all time great R.D. Burman, but Amol Palekar earned a huge star status after its success, and it is was thought to be director Hrishida’s most successful film. If you are not already tempted to watch this rib-tickling comedy, listen to Burman’s hit from the flick


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