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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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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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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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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

New York, N.Y.  The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing. Not knowing as much about Indian cinema as I […]

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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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At the U.N.: ‘As a Young Global Leader; I am Servant of My People’

Filmmaker On Why Young Global Leadership is Critical Today 

Son of Immigrants Pursues American Dream as well as Education Equity

Chicago Furniture Bank Founder on Young Global Leadership

First “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards Winners Announced for Soirée

As World Continues to Divide, Young Global Leadership Critical