Tag Archives: Vishakha Desai

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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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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Stewardship Report: First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed “Diplomatic Viewpoint”

New York, N.Y. The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first “Diplomatic Viewpoint” for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched two weeks ago. The Stewardship Report focuses on “Connecting Goodness.” It is a new on-line newspaper that covers Faces, Issues (Business, Children, Conflict Resolution, Connectivity, Education, Environment, Eyewitness, Health, Opinion, Politics, United Nations), World […]

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First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed “Diplomatic Viewpoint”

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first “Diplomatic Viewpoint” for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched two weeks ago. The Stewardship Report focuses on “Connecting Goodness.” It is a new on-line newspaper that covers Faces, Issues (Business, Children, Conflict Resolution, Connectivity, Education, Environment, Eyewitness, Health, Opinion, Politics, United Nations), World Affairs, […]

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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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