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Yale Honors Indian Actor Shah Rukh Khan

New Haven, CT.  Interpreting Indian culture to an American audience is a challenge, but Shah Rukh Khan is so important to global art and social activism, I will attempt to do just that. The largest Bollywood actor and producer, he is a major, global entertainment figure who cares deeply about creativity and humanity. For this reason, Yale University presented […]

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Young Concert Artists Triumphs at Alice Tully Hall

New York, N.Y.  Last week Young Concert Artists (YCA) held its annual Gala Concert at Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, presenting the Lincoln Center debuts of three young soloists to a sold out house. The event began with a welcome by the distinguished pianist Emanuel Ax, a proud YCA alum and […]

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NYC Foundation Unveils Global e-Fellowship

New York, N.Y.  The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, founded in 2011 in support of young global leadership, unveiled its e-fellowship program last week in New York City.  In offices located across from the New York Stock Exchange in the Non Profit and Philanthropic Center, the foundation’s fellowship will be electronic and thus global, assisting the […]

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At Cipriani: 2012 Women Refugee Voices of Courage

New York, N.Y.  Actress and humanitarian Liv Ullmann kicked off the Women’s Refugee Commission‘s 2012 Voices of Courage Awards luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on May 4 with a story about a young boy she met in a refugee camp many years ago. He told her he only cried when it rained so he […]

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New York Indian Film Festival 2012 Premieres

Aseem Chhabra, director of the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) with Aroon Shivdasani, founder/director of the Indo-American Arts Council. Photo courtesy of Archana Desai. New York, N.Y.  The 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) played over Memorial Day Weekend at the Tribeca Cinemas and NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Presented by the […]

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UNPUBLISHED: Close to My Heart, Habitat for Humanity Launches IndiaBUILDS

New York, N.Y.  Habitat for Humanity International had been very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his hobby.  Eventually he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, becoming our hometown’s construction supervisor.   At his funeral in 2007, a professional looking woman approached me saying, “I believe […]

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Vietnamese-American Pianist Chau Giang Nguyen Plays Carnegie Hall, Helps Children

New York, N.Y.  I recently had lunch in the beautiful home of my friend, the glamorous and generous Vietnamese-American pianist Chau Giang Thi Nguyen.  She is interested in building a program in Vietnam to teach impoverished and orphaned children classical music as a way of giving them culture, discipline and a path out of poverty.   “What inspires and […]

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Vietnamese-American Pianist Chau Giang Nguyen Plays Carnegie Hall, Helps Children

New York, N.Y.  I recently had lunch in the beautiful home of my friend, the glamorous and generous Vietnamese-American pianist Chau Giang Thi Nguyen.  She is interested in building a program in Vietnam to teach impoverished and orphaned children classical music as a way of giving them culture, discipline and a path out of poverty.   “What inspires and […]

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Norman Rockwell’s Images of Freedom Revisited 75 Years Later

Gay Indian Prince Recognized for Charity in NYC’s Webster Hall in 2010