Hey, Macklemore. Can We Go Turban Shopping? Two Columbia Uni students offer a desi-ish spin on the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit, Thrift Shop, with a video shot entirely on location in Punjab. If you dig it, catch the duo (who describe themselves rather frankly as: “Two tall guys at Columbia making videos. One wears a turban.”) at Pranna Lounge in NYC this Saturday. [Bwog]
Mindy Buzz. If you’ve experienced Dr. Lahiri Withdrawal since The Mindy Project wrapped up its first season in May (symptoms include binge-watching Nora Ephron movies and creating a pseudonym comprised of your favorite pop star + Thai restaurant menu item), rest assured September 17th is almost here. In the meantime, check out this 3-minute featurette, where you’ll catch a glimpse of Mindy Kaling in her brand-new pixie cut, the return of Chloë Sevigny and James Franco — everyone’s favorite new doc at Shulman & Associates. [Entertainment Weekly]
Somebody Gonna Get A Hurt. Comedian Russell Peters, who credits the Internet for kick-starting his career (who doesn’t remember the snort-inducing Be a Man skit, which made its YouTube rounds circa 2005?) helps Netflix beef up its original content collection with a 70-minute stand-up special, Notorious and Russell Peters vs. the World, a four-part doc that shadows him on tour (both will be available to stream starting Oct 14th). [Variety]
High Hopes for The Lowland. We’re certain even a mere Tweet would earn this prolific author some international recognition — Jhumpa Lahiri’s upcoming novel, The Lowland, a family saga set between India and America, was just shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Other finalists for the $58,000 honor — the winner will be announced on Oct 15th — include Ruth Ozeki and first-time novelist, NoViolet Bulawayo. [Los Angeles Times]
Dhoomsday. With 6 million views in just six days, the trailer for upcoming Bollywood blockbuster, Dhoom 3, has made its presence felt. The third installation of the splashy action franchise features multiple scenes from Chicago’s Wacker Drive, hits theaters on December 20th and boasts a constellation of stars including Aamir Khan, His New Six-Pack, Katrina Kaif and Abhishek Bachchan. [Indian Express]
Aarti Virani is an arts and culture writer based in Hoboken, New Jersey. She has written for publications including Vogue India, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @aartivirani.