Tag Archives: India

Art Triumphant: Our Foundation’s Artist-in-Residence on Cuban Ballet

New York, N.Y. I first met the accomplished South African native Nan Melville about a decade ago through the Indo-American Arts Council where I was on the Board. Nan is a photographer and filmmaker extraordinaire, having won first prize in the Nikon Nissan International Travel Photography, among other photographic awards. Nan at National Ballet Pressrom 2016 Festival. Ever […]

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Landmark Verdict in India Scraps Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

New York, N.Y. In India, the Supreme Court has struck down a 19th century law criminalizing gay sex, bringing to a close a long drawn out battle to overturn a controversial law that was a remnant of the country’s colonial past. Calling the British era law “irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary,” Chief Justice Dipak Misra said […]

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First Class: Cricket Fever Ignites in America on Hotstar

New York, N.Y. On a cold, rainy and dreary Saturday afternoon during the end of February, I schlepped out to Brooklyn from Roosevelt Island to learn more about a sport I had only heard and seen images of in my life – cricket. The New York/New Jersey area is home to the most active cricket […]

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NYC Gala in Support of Tibetan Orphans Set for January

Few people in my life have impacted me as much as Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura. I first met her at a Christie’s benefit for Tibet House in 2009. What captured my attention was that she had been asked by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to build a school at an orphanage for Tibetan children in northeast India. As founder of a network of orphanages around the world, I was captivated.

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From Challenge Grants to P.R.: Many Facets of J. Luce Foundation

New York, N.Y.  When my mother passed away in 2001, I was inspired to create Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) that went on to help vulnerable children in Africa, Asia and the Americas. My father’s death in 2007 provided the impetus to create a foundation embracing arts, education and orphan care with an emphasis on supporting young global […]

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Peace, Compassion and The Dalai Lama’s NYC Birthday Extravaganza

New York, N.Y. If Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura were a rolling stone, she would gather no moss. Last month she was in India, and has made trips to Panama and German since. Next month she will be presenting at a conference in Spain. The founder of Gaia Holistic Foundation and a member of the Board […]

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Best Indian Restaurant I Have Found – in Small Town New Jersey!

Freehold, N.J. Having funded projects in and travelled to India, and serving on the Board of the Indo-American Arts Council, not to mention assisting each year with the South Asian Performing Arts Festival and the South Asian Literary Festival, I have had my share of Indian food… Imagine my surprise this week when I discovered […]

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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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Dr. Yum’s Preschool Adventure Program Aims to Help Kids Love their Veggies

Moral Obligation of Addressing Global Poverty at Princeton

Princeton: Orphans International’s First College Club

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