She has put into words what millions of immigrants would find hard to articulate, especially the dilemmas faced by women who move from the confines and traditions of home into the brave new universe outside.
Author Lavina Melwani
In the collection there is a pair of tiny sandals for a deity, made of sheet gold with rubies, diamonds and pearls. There are also gold accoutrements for a Krishna shrine – umbrella, rattles, peacock and parrots as playthings for Baby Krishna.
Listening to my old tape, I found there were intriguing glimpses of what moves both mother and daughter and the perspectives on the world they share, the values that help them create these very real, very imaginary worlds.
‘Midnight’s Children’ freed other young emerging Indian writers to be bold and unleash the Story Waters and be accepted on their own terms by the west.
This historic townhouse once belonged to Eleanor Roosevelt and her spirit is till very much there, with pictures of the iconic First Lady during her India trip on the walls of the foyer.
If there’s something five generations of Rockefellers have been fascinated by – it is Asia. They were into Asian art and culture long before it became fashionable and certainly long before Asia became a major emerging global power.
With deft, intricate brush-strokes Jhumpa Lahiri creates characters that are so real you could swear you recognize them, you know them, or at least people like them.
Manish Arora, who’s designed for celebs and society divas, was one of the noted names invited to design for this client who really is the cat’s meow!
He is quite the rock star in the world of cigars because he is the creator of one of the hottest selling cigars in the US and many other parts of the world – the Rocky Patel.
The Mumbai native, who came to the US with just $10,000 in 1977, has been building luxury condominiums in New York for over three decades worth over $600 million
Sundaram Tagore has been jumping continents as contemporary Indian art and India influenced art goes global.
Vijai Nathan, Nandini Mukherjee and Pooja Narang prove that there’s nothing more rewarding than following a passion and making it a profession!
To look at his resume is to wonder if it’s the resume of just one man – or several!
Forty years ago everyone’s favorite rockers John, Paul, George and Ringo had journeyed to India to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram to find themselves. Noted Canada-based photographer and film-maker Paul Saltzman – at that time another lost soul – was also there and photographed the famous foursome.
Indian art is still well priced and westerners simply love the unbelievable color and imagery, so reminiscent of India.
Playwright Ayub Khan-Din is an astute chronicler of the new Britain where south Asians are very much a part of the cultural landscape
Decadent, rich, irresistible, addictive – and actually good for you! It’s a sweet, secretive, passionate…
His eyes are smiling as he hands the little girl a chocolate bar and sees…
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Chocoholics turned up in droves for the New York Chocolate Show…
Feeling hungry? Then let’s introduce you to New Yorker Divya Gugnani who’s turned a passion for food into a delicious new start-up company.This savvy venture capitalist gave up a solid financial career – much before the current downturn – to start a fun new online business called Behind the Burner.