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Under no circumstances can you watch Bollywood or Kung Fu films.
Apparently, it is a crime if you have never heard of Hrithic Roshan and the very famous Sharukh Khan.
However, if you ask an average Indian teen about Hindu philosophy, poets such as Kabir or the traumatic history of India many will give you a blank stare.
To make matters worse, her parents arrange for her to meet a "suitable boy." Of course it doesn'Tanuja Desai Hidier's fantastically acclaimed cross-cultural debut comes to PUSH! Her parents are from India, and she's spent her whole life resisting their traditions.
On campus, Kris meets and becomes attracted to Nina, who he discovers is also Indian. Exception to the rule: Your parents are going to force you into a career. Bangra, Yoga and Wushu are ethnic foods in your mind. For a young man who has never considered dating a young woman of Indian descent, Kris must now struggle to catch the attention of Nina who, unlike himself, has managed to balance her Indian and American identities.Adding conflict to the situation is the devious Rakesh Patel who also has an eye for Nina but is well-versed in Indian songs, movies, religion and culture, making Kris look even more like an ABCD -- American Born Confused Desi.