Tag Archives: Mumbai

Indian Award-Winning Documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ – Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

With Jitin Hingorani. New York, N.Y.  While living and working in my comfortable American cocoon in December of 2012, I vaguely remember hearing about an Indian girl named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang-raped on a Delhi bus with a metal rod. My immediate reaction was: “Poor girl… what is happening to my country […]

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PlayMusician Committed to Promoting Diverse Musical Talent

New York, N.Y.  Variety is wonderful, and that is exactly what you get at PlayMusician Jam Nights (PM-jamnites).  For audiences open to experiencing an array of musical styles, these events are filled with exciting anticipation.   During a recent session at Dorrian’s Pub in Jersey City, rockers, hip-hoppers and Bollywood dance musicians stepped to the […]

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The Compassion in Fashion

Mumbai, India It’s always amazing to me how much the general public overlooks the good that comes out of the fashion world. Sometimes I feel like we have such a bad rep. People unfortunately tend to think of fashion synonymously with The Devil Wears Prada and eating disorders. In reality, although there is no denying […]

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Kavita Hegde: Redifining Design in India, Globally

Bangalore, India.  At the first sight , Kavita Hegde hardly seems like someone who could be doing hardcore business in the cut-throat competition of the design industry. Neither is she dressed like a stereotypical business honcho nor does she speak with a stiff upper lip. Welcoming you to her little boutique ‘Theas’ in a peaceful […]

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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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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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Asia Society’s President on Global Citizens Like Barack Obama

New York, N.Y.  “As Americans, we have the unfortunate idea that we should and need to learn more about the world, but it’s not a priority.   “We get to it when we can, which is seldom,” said Dr. Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society.  So began an interview with a brilliant woman who […]

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