Tag Archives: Film

Film ‘Summer in the Forest’ Challenging Stigmas

New York, N.Y.  Like countless others Philippe, Michel, Andre and Patrick were labeled ‘idiots’, locked away and forgotten in violent asylums, until the 1960s, when the young philosopher Jean Vanier took a stand and secured their release – the first time in history that anyone had beaten the system. Together they created L’Arche, a commune at […]

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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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Fame: Spotlight on Super Woman Clare Boothe Luce

New York, N.Y. Although I attended her funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, I never knew Clare Boothe Luce in life. Through Sylvia Jukes Morris’ twin works, Rage For Fame and the most recent Price of Fame, I feel I have come to know Clare in all her complexity far more intimately. Sylvia Jukes Morris’ […]

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Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

New York, N.Y. This year’s Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled “Suicide: Looking for Answers,” the event recently drew more than 500 attendees to The Pierre in support of the innovative mental health programs of Fountain House, winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. In light of recent reports that suicide […]

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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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Womankind emerges from NYC Asian Women’s Center

New York, N.Y. On the heels of President Trump’s inauguration and historic women’s marches all over the world, the New York Asian Women’s Center changed its name to Womankind, and they say their new name has even more significance in Trump’s New America: “We have been considering changing our name for a while now to […]

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Untold South Asian Stories at IAAC Literary Festival in New York

New York, N.Y. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), did not sleep much last month – though she seldom does. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), welcomes attendees. Photo: Shashwat Gupta. Perhaps because throughout the year she coordinates the New York Indian Film Festival […]

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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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U.N.: Hungary’s Laws on Helping Foreigners Blatantly Xenophobic

Improving Your Appearance and Loving Your Smile Just Got Easier

Peter Fonda Attacks Trump Family, Then Apologizes

New Shoe Designer Sets Trends, Turns Heads, Gives Back to Charity

Pope Supports U.S. Bishops’ Criticism of ‘Immoral’ Immigration Policy

UNICEF: Migrant Children at U.S. Border Have Right to Protection