Tag Archives: Aroon Shivdasani

Indo-American Arts Council at 15 with Who’s Who of S. Asian Celebs

New York, N.Y.  No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything I had hoped for and more.  More than 250 of New York’s crème de la crème packed the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Performing Arts to raise a […]

Read More 0 Comments

Indo-American Arts Council Yearns for NYC Home

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council was born in 1998, to build an awareness of the artists and artistic disciplines of India in mainstream America. Fifteen years ago the art and culture of the Indian subcontinent was invisible in this amazing, diverse cultural landscape.      Like the citizens of the United States, the Indo-American […]

Read More 0 Comments

Jonathan Hollander’s Battery Dance Company 38 Years Later

New York, N.Y.  I’ve always considered myself fortunate to meet the people who are doing big things—positively impacting lives in meaningful ways.  Recently I met a kindred spirit, Jonathan Hollander, founder and director of Battery Dance Company.  His lower Manhattan-based dance company demonstrates the tremendous public good that the arts can contribute to society.  He […]

Read More 0 Comments

Indo-American Arts Council Celebrates 15 Years in NYC

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) turns 15 in the fall of 2013 under the leadership of Aroon Shivdasani.  This secular, non-profit, volunteer-driven arts organization has achieved scores of noteworthy milestones in the decade and a half of its existence. IAAC is the first and only Indian Arts Council in the U.S. representing all […]

Read More 0 Comments

NYC Birthday Bash Supports Orphans International Worldwide

New York, N.Y.  The trendy new Asymmetrik Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC was the venue for Orphans International Worldwide founder Jim Luce’s recent birthday celebration that raised funds for orphaned children – and the new duet of Joey Vaughan and Jeane Reveendran performed.  Jeane is the newest Global Adviser to the J. Luce Foundation (lucefoundation.org). […]

Read More 0 Comments

New Indian Wines Add to New York’s Diverse Cuisine Scene

New York, N.Y.  One of the things I love most about New York City—why I moved here 30 years ago — is its dynamic multicultural scene. European immigrants long ago contributed to this diverse milieu, and today new groups are contributing to our increasingly diverse melting pot. In recent years, I have been a voracious […]

Read More 0 Comments

NY Indian American Film Festival Triumphant in 13th Year

New York, N.Y.  The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony at NYU’s Skirball Center last week, in the final event for the monumental festival. I was delighted to attend for the fourth year – a relative latecomer to this well-established cultural smorgasbord. The winners were […]

Read More 0 Comments

Skadden Hosts 12th Annual J. Luce Foundation Year End Celebration

The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Inc. Invites you to our 12th Annual Year-End Champagne Reception Hosted by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP With Orphans International Worldwide, Inc. In support of our communications platform The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness In Honor of Luce Leaders in their Teens Isaac J. Kassin, J. Luce Foundation […]

Read More 0 Comments

New Health Study Validates Popular Diet App’s Cash Payout Paradigm

Avadora Mimouni’s “Models of Philanthropy” Celebrate Timeless Beauty

Guardians of Rescue Helps Save Hundreds of Abandoned Dogs in the Bahamas

Why More Football Fans are Opting for Craft Beer During the Games

Meet Elite Learners: A Small Nonprofit with a Big Impact

Teachers Get in Free During Teacher Wonder Days at WonderWorks Orlando