To look at his resume is to wonder if it’s the resume of just one man – or several!
Author Lavina Melwani
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.
Forget about the amateurish fight scenes and burning toy cars of the past – special effects, animation and action shots are now all the trend, and very serious business in Bollywood!
The crowds were as thrilled to see Abhishek and Ash together as if they had done the matchmaking themselves, and they erupted into cheers when Aishwarya said, “New York has special significance in my life – this is where Abhishek proposed to me! It will always remain very, very special to me.”
It was a great day for celebrity spotting – Salman Rushdie, Shashi Tharoor, Suketu Mehta, Madhur Jaffrey, Konkona Sen-Sharma, Boman Irani, Shabana Azmi, Deepa Mehta, Mira Nair and Ketan Mehta were all there.
Can cinema change the way you think? Can it shape the way society collectively views difficult choices – or can society change the way films reflect certain stereotypes? Rarely do you get an opportunity to mull social issues while enjoying endless cinema and this was the special attraction of I View Film, an annual film festival with the ambitious title of New Ways of Seeing Human Rights Cinema.
“I have never flown, spoken, moved from hotel to hotel or country to country. Those are activities I long ago delegated to my body. I am always at home and have never left.”
In the last decade, audiences have seen the emergence of slick comedies, horror films, murder mysteries, sci-fi, ensemble movies and a whole lot more from innovative young directors like Mani Ratnam, Ram Gopal Varma, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Vishal Bharadwaj and Karan Johar.
Imagine an opera sung entirely in Sanskrit in the heart of New York! ‘Satyagraha’ is…
“Women can be pilots, presidents, models, go for cigarette advertisements, so why can’t they be priests?”
The lovely bride was just 25 years old but in book years, ‘The Pakistani Bride’ had turned a hefty quarter of a century old!