Tag Archives: Bollywood

New Bollywood Film About Rural Innovator Spotlights Menstruation

New York, N.Y. Bollywood is highlighting the issue of menstrual hygiene in a new comedy-drama that aims to break taboos around sanitary pads. Pad Man is inspired by a rural welder in southern India, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who devoted 20 years of his life to creating a machine which made low-cost sanitary pads. Actor Akshay Kumar […]

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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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Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center

“I kind of view everybody like a rainbow. Everybody on the planet has all the colors of the rainbow inside.” – Actress Alexia Fast Danbury, CT.  The World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC), soon to open its new offices and studios at 155 Main Street, Danbury, CT, will celebrate diversity and recognize leading individuals, partnerships, or organizations […]

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Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

New York, N.Y.  In looking back at 2013’s most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the USS Intrepid along the West Side Highway in early October. Although I have attended numerous galas on The U.S.S. Intrepid, nothing prepared me for the scale and impact of Chelsea Clinton’s keynote […]

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2013: Hindus Finish Lord Ganesh Celebration

New Delhi, India.  Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is the Hindu festival of Lord Ganesh. It is a 10-day festival marking the birthday of Ganesh, who is widely worshipped for auspicious beginnings. Ganesh is the patron of arts and sciences, and the deity of intellect and wisdom.   Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all […]

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SAMAA Dedicated to Keeping Indian Classical Music Alive

New York, N.Y.  Preserving the classics is a noble endeavor.  Jazz, for example, is an original American music art form that once dominated the airwaves, dance halls, and nightclubs of an earlier generation.  Today, this once popular music is relegated to small ensembles at intimate gatherings.  I admire and applaud the tireless efforts of people, […]

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PlayMusician Committed to Promoting Diverse Musical Talent

New York, N.Y.  Variety is wonderful, and that is exactly what you get at PlayMusician Jam Nights (PM-jamnites).  For audiences open to experiencing an array of musical styles, these events are filled with exciting anticipation.   During a recent session at Dorrian’s Pub in Jersey City, rockers, hip-hoppers and Bollywood dance musicians stepped to the […]

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