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Indo-American Arts Council Presents Wedding Fung Shui

New York, NY. Laura Lau, the daughter of best-selling author Theodora Lau who married into the Indian Karmarkar family, read excerpts from her book at an Indo-American Arts Council-sponsored book launch Feb. 7 at the contemporary Asian Aicon Gallery in New York City’s Soho. Ayesha Bibi served as the moderator for the evening. The book […]

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Raavanan: The Must-See International Film of 2010

New York, NY. Raavanan, the new Indian film produced in both Hindi and Tamil, premiered at the Tenth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival in New York City this week and I was on the red carpet meeting the biggest names in Bollywood – and beyond – for the occasion. Abhishek Bachchan and […]

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Isheeta Ganguly’s New CD Album Damaru Launches

“Damaru” is a cross-over album that weaves together Indian folk-pop, classical, lounge, elektronika, and  Rabindrasangeet (the music of Rabindranath Tagore) in an unprecedented manner through fusion singer, Isheeta Ganguly. To be released with TIMES MUSIC in August 2010, “Damaru” features tracks arranged by renowned Bollywood composer Shantanu Moithra, Grammy award winning percussionist, Tanmoy Bose as well […]

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Indo-American Arts Council Fete Recreates Mughal Court in NYC

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council threw a purposefully decadent, fun-filled party last week for the new book Islamicate Cultures of Bombay Cinema by Ira Bhaskar and Richard Allen. The Mughal Empire was the Islamic imperial power that ruled a large portion of Indian subcontinent which began in the early 1500’s, invaded and ruled most of Hindustan (South […]

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Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC’s Indo-American Arts Council

New York, N.Y.  Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half her life. Her vision is to make Indian culture accessible to Americans across a broad spectrum, encompassing film, music, dance, theater, fine arts, sculpture – any medium in which the Indian […]

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Indo-American Arts Council Feeds American Mind with Sub-Continental Culture

New York, N.Y.  The IAAC supports all the artistic disciplines in classical, fusion, folk, and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India. They work cooperatively with their colleagues around North America to broaden their collective audiences and to create a network for shared information, resources, and funding.  Their focus is to help artists and […]

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