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Largest Festival of Colors in Jersey City & Hoboken This Weekend

New York, N.Y. The largest festival of colors celebration in America, Surati Holi Hai, will attract more than 15,000 revelers from all over the world and span across two neighboring East Coast cities – Hoboken and Jersey City – this weekend. The day-long event on Saturday, June 15, 2019, will promote peace, equality and unity through cultural diversity, color play, a color walk, live […]

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Gay Indian Prince Recognized for Charity in NYC’s Webster Hall in 2010

New York, N.Y. Following the earthquake that ravaged Haiti in 2010, where Orphans International Worldwide (OIW) had already been on the ground for ten years, we presented Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of the Royal House of Rajpipla, India our 2010 Global Citizenship Award for Leadership In Helping Humanity. Video presentation from Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil […]

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NYC: Sixty Years Ago, Dalai Lama Crossed Mountains, Cultures to West

Dalai Lama July Gathering Set to Sell Out at Essex House NYC New York, N.Y. “In 1959 — sixty years ago this year — His Holiness the Dalai Lama crossed the snow-covered Himalayan Mountains from Tibet into India to escape Chinese Communist persecution,” states Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura-Hillyer, founder of Gaia Holistic Foundation. “No one really knew of […]

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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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Stephen McArdle Named as Finance Chair of J. Luce Foundation

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Transformation Fund for Leadership Education Launched by Foundation

Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

Largest Festival of Colors in Jersey City & Hoboken This Weekend