Kamla's Blog posts on ‘ Books, Movies, Music, Televison’

By • Apr 16th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Festivals & Events, India, Life, San Francisco

Yoga. Ever wondered how yoga evolved over hundreds of years in India? What? You thought yoga is a new, modern phenomenon? Well, it is in a sense, but there is also a long history of how yoga evolved over  2,00 years in India. There is more than “asanas” and “poses” to the history of yoga, [...]



By • Mar 9th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Film Notes, Hollywood Films, People

Wes Anderson’s films tend to be whimsical, quirky and rich with details that demands your total attention. If your eyes stray even for a second you may miss an important detail. These were the thoughts that  popped into my head as I sat down to watch a preview of the film in San Francisco. I [...]



By • Mar 6th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Electronic gadgets, Ideas, silicon valley, Technology, Video

Shoe phone. Yes, you read that right. That is what the original cell phone was called when it was unveiled on April 3, 1973 in New York by Marty Cooper of Motorola. Marty and his team worked on the phone and beat the behemoth AT&T by demonstrating it first. Guess it was not a surprise [...]



By • Feb 6th, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Diaspora, Living In America, People, San Francisco

San Francisco-based Dholrhythms is celebrating its 100th event of Non Stop Bhangra (NSB)  a monthly event of dance, music and fun. NSB’s big celebration is on  Saturday, Feb 8, 2014 at Public Works in San Francisco and we are giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky winner. Details at the bottom of the post. [...]



By • Feb 3rd, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Hollywood Films, New York, People

Philip Seymour Hoffman, an Oscar-winning actor and director (1967-2014) was found dead in his Manhattan apartment this morning. He reportedly died from a drug overdose. The 46 year old Hoffman had been drug free for nearly 20 years. He leaves behind his partner and 3 children. I first read news of Hoffman’s sudden death on [...]



By • Feb 1st, 2014 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Festivals & Events, Film, Hollywood Films, Ideas, San Francisco, silicon valley, YouTube Videos

In September 2012 we launched on our TV show that is broadcast in about 8 to 9 cable channels in the San Francisco bay area – all the way from North Bay (Marin & Petaluma) to the Peninsula (San Carlos, Palo Alto, Mt View) to  South Bay (Milpitas & Gilroy)  and to Davis on the [...]



By • Nov 17th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Diaspora, India, Interviews, Living In America, People, YouTube Videos

Meet Rajiv Nema “Indori,” who will have you in splits within minutes of meeting. This San Francisco bay area denizen has been a fixture at Naatak, a 18 year old theatre company that has a loyal following in this area. When Rajiv Nema is not on stage or in front of a camera, you can [...]



By • Nov 8th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Bollywood, Diaspora, Film, India, People, YouTube Videos

Bollywood and Beyond captures the mantra of 3rd i San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival, which is celebrating its 11th year of the festival this year. The festival is currently underway (November 6-9, 2013) in San Francisco. The festival feature one big Bollywood “hit,” while the rest of the festival has an interesting mix of films, [...]



By • Nov 7th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Diaspora, People, silicon valley, YouTube Videos

Aki Kumar, or Akarsha Vasantha Kumar has been quietly building up his musical presence in and around the San Francisco bay area for the last few years. Originally from Bombay, Aki discovered blues music while studying in the bay area. He learnt to play the harmonica, also known as the French harp from a local blues musician, [...]



By • Oct 31st, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Diaspora, People, silicon valley

God of Carnage (English)  is an absorbing play that highlights those inner thoughts and conflicts present in any relationship. Naatak, a San Francisco bay area theatre group is staging the play this weekend (November, and 2, 2013) at Cubberley Theatre in Palo Alto. We watched the play last week and were riveted to our seats. The [...]