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Plan to Attend: Best Cultural Event in New York City – About South Asia

Check out The Third Annual IAAC Literary Festival Schedule!

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Indo-American Arts Council: Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council is delighted to announce the IAAC’s Eighth Annual Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance in three parts – OUTDOORS at Wagner Park, Battery Park City, hosted by The Battery Dance Festival on Saturday, August 15 from 6:30-8:30pm, an INDOOR concert entitled AN EVENING OF POETRY, DANCED at Schimmel […]

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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

New York, N.Y.  The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing. Not knowing as much about Indian cinema as I […]

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First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Best Seller

New York, N.Y.  Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia University drew participants from Bombay to Brooklyn and Berkley – including glitterati such as literary giant Sir Salman Rushdie, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mira Nair, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar of Disgraced fame, and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A “Gandhi” for our Age: Indian Film Chittagong

New York, N.Y.  Using visual cues from the paintings of Caravaggio, Indian filmmaker Bedabrata Pain has produced a triumphant film, Chittagong, that screened in New York last week. It is based upon a little-known episode leading to Indian Independence: a group of schoolboys who, with the help of their teacher, temporarily toppled the British a decade before […]

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Indian Film Festival Thrills New York – Again

New York, N.Y.  Over fifty Indian features, documentaries and short films screened over Memorial Day Weekend as the 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) played at the Tribeca Cinemas and NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.  Presented by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), the Festival opened with the world premiere red carpet […]

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