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Reshma Gajjar....a personal role model
by Nikita on Aug 22, 2004 05:59 AM

As a dancer AND a personal friend of Reshma's, I have admired this woman for a very long time. She grew up to do what she really LOVES to do...AND she succeeded! Isn't that something that should be celebrated, no matter of race or gender, or such?

Reshma Gajjar is a spirited and talented individual, and respects Madonna for the ARTIST she is. It has been a personal goal of hers to perform with her...and let me tell you, it is quite an honor to be chosen as a principal dancer on a tour like this, especially by Madonna. For a fact, it isn't just anyone that picks the dancers....Madonna does the choosing herself. If you really paid any attention, Madonna is a big supporter of all cultures. She appreciates the beauty of equality. Picking Reshma is a sign of this respect and true interest in various cultures.

Also, to those who aren't getting enough articles on Rediff about India's poor situations and such....look harder. I guarantee you that there are plenty of them that you could find if you avert from the Bollywood section...so stop whining.

Reshma....you keep on doing your thing, girl! We're all missing you while you're away, but we're all soooo proud of you, Resh-Monster!

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Reshma who?
by Shivi on Aug 07, 2004 12:32 AM  | Hide replies

You guys running out of stories or what?
Look around rediff, there are millions of Indians working in the US as Brain surgeons, Heart specialists, Engineers, Designers...... you name it.
I am not going to give a damn and sense pride because one hot chick got a job skirting around with a singer whose popularity is on the decline.

And for the record, someone else pointed this out, not many American Born Indians (ABCDs) really give a damn if India is pround of them.

So stop the suck up.

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RE:Reshma who?
by GGD on Sep 23, 2004 09:43 PM
Yes, there ARE many articles on Indians who are brain surgeons (and so on) as well. I've read them with great enthusiasm and pride as well. That is a path taken that is not easy by any means but why can't we celebrate a person who has taken a different path because she has an equal (or in most cases even greater) passion for it? And I would add that this is an equally hard path, if not harder in some ways. The indian community, whether in India or here, does not approve of all types of careers. Reshma, whom I know personally, is an excellent role model with excellent morals and ethics. If you met her and got to know her, you couldn't help making that conclusion.

As for the ABCDs who don't care about India being proud of them- that's unfortunate that you know so many. Fortunately, most that I know value their heritage and take pride in being positive role models for future generations of Indians. They take this job seriously and are mindful about it without being consumed with "what that Indian auntie or uncle will think." We should applaud people for taking positive calculated risks in life. What is wrong with having ambition driven by passion??

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nothing special.
by bharat on Jul 22, 2004 08:34 AM

there is nothing special. according to newzealand radio the dancers in madonna group gets just 1000$ per show while madonna get 2 million for that show. and apart from this issue, it is just like a supporting dancer in shamok dawar group. so what is greAT??

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To Junaid: atleast read the article before you comment
by meridiani on Jul 22, 2004 07:36 AM

this article is not about some *he*, its about a lady.

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is it important
by parag on Jul 22, 2004 04:14 AM

entertainment is business,
we should encourage indian bred entertainment and not someone in west whowould just be one in hundred dancers earning money for the western people.talk about people in indian industry .

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Ajay Paidi
way to go reshma
by Ajay Paidi on Jul 22, 2004 03:34 AM

modest,intelligent and hardworking..way to go reshma..wish her all the best for the future..

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by p.kapoor on Jul 22, 2004 02:27 AM

It is heartening to read this young lady's views,in this day & age; ; not gone t/"me-desi, more-american-than-US.american"-way.

Atta girl. Keep t/tiranga high, w/yr values..

And congratulations to Reshma's parents for raising a such a well-balanced kid.

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dancing with madonna.
by s.n.das on Jul 22, 2004 02:14 AM

congrats reshma, it is an opportunity to work with a celebrity and u hv seized it. as long as u hold the values u hv imbibed from ur elders at home, going at length in ur present adventure is bound to bring laurels. perhaps it is an occasion for u to open madonna's eyes to the traditions and values u hv acquired. god bless,das

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by Jilka on Jul 22, 2004 01:31 AM

Its just another junk article.Why do we have to hype every stupid thing?

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Good but not on headlines.
by hariprasad on Jul 22, 2004 01:11 AM

This is a good article about new attitudes. But there are much more important issuies in India to be written about. Are you so much interested in reflecting just the cosmopolitan life leaving the interiors of India. DO you know that STILL PEOPLE DONT GET DRINKING WATER IN MANY PLACES. Im not saying what you are doing is wrong. But maintain a balance.

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