Tag Archives: Indo-American Arts Council

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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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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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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Sixteenth Annual Leadership Awards Reception Rocks New York

New York, N.Y. What an absolutely amazing event last week! The breadth of our activities over the last sixteen years blew me away. Our St. John’s University event, featuring our new Funds, Fellows and our upcoming Luce Leadership Experience – Hellas, was even more amazing because of the multitude of people involved in making the […]

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Meet the Amazing, World-Changing, Center-Founding Sattie Persaud

New York, N.Y.  I first met the amazing Sattie Persaud through the Indo-American Arts Council (?) in 201X(?).  She immediately impressed me with her strong personality combined with her gentle soul. Born in (British) Guyana and raised in neighboring Suriname (Dutch Guyana), Sattie broke the cycle of seven generations of women married at or before the […]

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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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Film ‘He Named Me Malala’ Opens in NYC with IAAC

New York, N.Y.  The brilliant film ‘He Named Me Malala’ opens in Friday, October 2, exclusively at Lincoln Square and Sunshine theaters in new York City. Tickets here.     “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Following its premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, […]

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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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