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Memories of Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

This holiday brings back painful memories. One year ago, I witnessed a militarized assault on peaceful protestors at Standing Rock. Unarmed Native and non-Native people were sprayed with high-pressure water hoses in below freezing temperatures, shot with rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash grenades. There were sound cannons and low-flying surveillance aircraft. It was a war […]

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Bollywood Action Star Ajay Devgn Triple Roles in Incredible “Shivaay”

New York, N.Y.  This weekend, Hindus all over the world will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also this weekend, Bollywood action star Ajay Devgn will celebrate the release of his most ambitious project to date – “Shivaay” – a film in which he has a triple role… […]

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Ugandan-Indian Filmmaker Mira Nair – Brilliant Thought Leader

New York, N.Y. I braved freezing weather recently to hear Mira Nair speak at the President’s Forum at the Upper East Side’s Asia Society (video).  It crossed my mind that I could write a story on her work. I failed to grasp her work – as both a humanitarian and a filmmaker – was so vast it […]

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Bollywood Icons Ajay Devgn & Kajol Promote “Shivaay” in Four U.S. Cities

New York, N.Y. New York City, Dallas, Chicago and San Francisco residents will roll out the red carpet THIS WEEK to welcome Bollywood power couple, Ajay Devgn and Kajol, who will be in the U.S. to promote Devgn’s upcoming action thriller “Shivaay.” This is Devgn’s second directorial venture, and he has also produced and acted in the film, the trailer of which has […]

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Immigration, Ambition, Identity Shape Film Miss India America

“If you’re not the best, you’re one of the rest!”
– Lily Prasad, Miss India America

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Q&A with Indie Director of “Growing Up Smith” Opening Now

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“In Jackson Heights,” Most Diverse Neighborhood, Opens in NYC

Queens, N.Y.  Our friend NYC Councilmember Danny Dromm has invited the community to see a screening of In Jackson Heights, the new movie by famed documentarian Frederick Wiseman. This film provides an insider’s view into daily life in what is arguably the most diverse neighborhood in the world.  Danny says, “I am thrilled with its […]

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Documentary About King’s Highway Launches on Kickstarter

Philadelphia, PA. The King’s Highway, a historical documentary about the oldest road in continuous use in America along with the preservation of historic buildings in Northeast Philadelphia has officially launched a Kickstarter page. With support from local historical societies, civic associations, historians, experts, college professors, museums, and volunteers, the King’s Highway is causing quite a […]

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Model To Monk, A Spiritual Journey Into Tibetan Buddhism

Memories of Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

Lions Clubs Brought A Christmas Miracle for Hundreds

Move Over Crutches and Knee Scooters, Now There’s Something Hands-Free and Much Better

Fountain House Gallery Artists Make Magic at “Mad About Art”

This NYC Startup is Shaping the Next Generation of Young Leaders