Calling all Yogis and would-be yogis! International Day of Yoga is around the corner and it’s time to stretch into a new lifestyle! There are activities in all parts of the world but New York has some very special events in the beautiful Battery Park.
dmit it – sometimes you just want to run away from mundane real life!
Well, here’s the perfect antidote, the perfect escape route… you get to follow four feisty Indian women and their secret desires, meet a famous sibling pair of filmmakers, encounter the truth about the controversial politico Arvind Kejriwal, come face to face with Satyajit Ray’s fascinating detective Feluda and check out two of your favorite stars who are picking up the megaphone and turning director! You even get to see the life story of a porn star turned Bollywood actor!
New York’s beautiful Gracie Mansion is done up with all the brightness and baubles of the festive season and the apple cider and cookies are laid out – and you’re invited! So bundle up the kids and enjoy a tour of the First House. Just remember to reserve your free tickets at the link as you will need them to enter.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host its first ever World Culture Festival on Saturday, November 5, from noon to 5 p.m. with the theme of Epic Stories.
How would you like to go to Hyderabad – without ever leaving New York? Visit the famous Char Minar, the colorful Lad Bazaar and taste some of the traditional cuisine – and also help educate and empower the children of this city.
Predictably, the 16th Annual NYIFF (May 7 -14) is going to play havoc with your sleep cycle and your work life (and maybe even your love life) because you’ll want to sit zombie-like and see all the unexpected 40-plus offerings. You may as well give up your real life for a week!
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Looking to do something fun and rewarding with the whole family this weekend? Check out Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Dhanak’ which won the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International jury at the Berlin International Film Festival
The ritual of New Wave Indie films from India continues at the Museum of the Moving Image – so keep the last Sunday of the month free for some must-sees!
Want to get some colorful festivities into your Diwali? Head for the Met! The Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating Diwali on Sunday November 15 with a musical dance performance, children’s Indian dance workshop and art-making activities.
Don’t you love this new America where India pops up in the most unlikely places? If you live in Queens you’ll be delighted to know that the marvelous Museum of the Moving Image has embraced India’s New Wave Cinema with the screening of a new film every month.
Where would we be without words, words, words? Without books, digital and the real touch me-feel me papier ones? And where would we be without literary festivals which celebrate all the joys of the thinking, writing, musing world? Think Salman Rushdie and Suketu Mehta!
So if you’re missing your word-fix, here’s good news! The Second Annual Literary Festival at Hunter College, New York City, October 23-25th, brings some of your favorite South Asian writers to a stage near you.