Kamla's Blog posts on ‘People’

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 • 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 • 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 [...]



By • Oct 3rd, 2013 • Category: Film, People, YouTube Videos

The 36th Mill Valley Film Festival starts today Oct 3, 2013 and continues till Oct 13, 2013. For 11 days there will be shorts, documentaries, world cinema and feature films from nearly 50 countries that will screen in a handful of theatres in the Mill Valley area that is a few miles north of San [...]



By • Sep 16th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Bollywood, Diaspora, People

  Nina Duvuluri (24)  won the Miss American 2014 crown in Atlantic City today. The runner-up is Miss California. This is the second year in a row that Miss New York won the Miss American contest. Duvuluri is the first Indian-American to win the Miss America crown. She performed a Bollywood fusion dance for the talent [...]



By • Aug 16th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Film, Film Notes, People, San Francisco

August has some good films in store for San Francisco bay area residents. Blue Jasmine, Fill The Void and The Patience Stone open in local theaters. All 3 film have women as their central character and you get a very interesting perspective from each one of them.  Blue Jasmine traces the sudden & sad disintegration [...]