Punjabi ‘Wish’

Paint-by-number rom-com Irish Wish puts Brigid, mother saint of Ireland, in a Punjabi salwar kameez, with trim vaguely like an unwound Celtic knot. Punjabi Ichha (Wish)? :) (via Ravi Swami)

The Bollywood refs are quite explicit. Here she is in a khet / farmer’s field, the headscarf a shorter dupatta…

Ducking behind a tree mischievously, missing only the love interest and rain machine

In multiple salwars.

Desi Brigid, goddess of protection and healing, evokes to me the martyrdom of Savita Halapannavar, whose tragic death enabled abortion rights for all Irish women.

Pagan goddess Brigid of the Tuatha Dé Dannan was imported into Xtianity. Hard reconciling this Brigid with the fiery, armor-forging goddess of war in the Iron Druid series.

It’s an ABCI love story: diasporic Irishwoman goes back to the desh, falls in love. This setup is very Bollywood, sort of like “#DDLJ.”

Ayesha Curry as sidekick

Brown extra