Tag Archives: Indian-American Culture

New Indian Wines Add to New York’s Diverse Cuisine Scene

New York, N.Y.  One of the things I love most about New York City—why I moved here 30 years ago — is its dynamic multicultural scene. European immigrants long ago contributed to this diverse milieu, and today new groups are contributing to our increasingly diverse melting pot. In recent years, I have been a voracious […]

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With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

New York, N.Y.  The closing gala for this year’s New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU’s Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artists, actors, filmmakers, and thinkers with work clearly committed to making the world better – and celebrating the illuminating power of film. I was fortunate to strike up […]

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NY Indian American Film Festival Triumphant in 13th Year

New York, N.Y.  The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony at NYU’s Skirball Center last week, in the final event for the monumental festival. I was delighted to attend for the fourth year – a relative latecomer to this well-established cultural smorgasbord. The winners were […]

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Next Generation of Global Indian Cinema

New York, N.Y. I recently attended Ticket2Bollywood (T2B) sponsored by Molecule Communications.  I had the opportunity to interview its director Ajay Shrivastav and his sister and business partner Kiren. Brother and sister Ajay and Kiren Shrivastav are opposites.  He is the creative one and Kiren more the businesswoman operating Molecule Communications in Mumbai and Ajay is opening […]

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Bollywood’s Economic Impact — on New York

I first met New York-based music composer Wayne Sharpe two years ago at the New York Indo-American Film Festival (NYIFF).  He was the first American I had ever encountered who worked for Bollywood.  Recently I had the chance to attend a conference that focused on the economic impact of Bollywood in New York City – […]

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The Two Krishnas: A Novel You Can’t Ignore

New York, N.Y.  When I was a freshman in college I moved into the international dorm and was faced with people from around the world who spoke English better than I. Many of them frequently used vocabulary twice the size of my own. As I began the novel The Two Krishnas, I was reminded of […]

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Global Indians Illuminate Taj Pierre Hotel at Light of India Awards

New York, N.Y.  More than 300 of New York’s crème de la crème from the business, finance, and entertainment communities converged at the second annual The Light of India Awards, an initiative created by Remit2India and presented by The Amrapali Group. I was excited to attend the first at the Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue […]

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Most Powerful and Influential Indians Gather

New York, N.Y.  The most powerful, influential and international Indian leaders gathered in New York City recently to see who amongst them were worthy of award.  Why should we care?  For many reasons. Because India is the most populous democracy.  It is the second-most populous country anywhere, after China.  It is the world’s twelfth largest […]

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