Posts Tagged ‘People’

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 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 • Sep 27th, 2013 • Category: Ideas, Interviews, Technology

  Meet Mike Honda (Democratic), Silicon Valley’s Congressman in Washington DC. This former teacher turned politician was voted into Congress in 2000, and is up for re-election in 2014. He represents California’s 17th congressional district that includes a vast swathe of  Silicon Valley studded with well-known technology companies like Apple, eBay, Cisco and others. Interestingly, California’s [...]



By • Apr 6th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Film, Film Notes, People, San Francisco, Video, YouTube Videos

  Mathew Lillard has 20 years of experience in films and stage, and last year he made his directorial debut with “Fat Kid Rules The World.” The film is based on coming of age novel by K.L. Gooning. Lillard was recording for the audio edition of the book when he was drawn to the story [...]



By • Apr 4th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Books and Authors, Diaspora, India, People, YouTube Videos

Disconnect by Chennai-based Anupama Chandraskhar made its West Coast debut in San Jose in March 2013. The play runs through April 14th, 2013 and this is perhaps the first time that a play by an Indian playwright is being staged at the San Jose Rep. Disconnect had its American premier in Chicago. Set in a [...]



By • Mar 14th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Books and Authors, Diaspora, Film, Food, People, YouTube Videos

San Francisco bay area folks are in for a wonderful cultural treat of films, music and food att this s year’s Asian American Film Festival. The 10 day long festival starts today -March 14th and continues till March 24th, 2013. Films, music and foods are the 3 strands that bind the various Asian-American communities across [...]



By • Feb 24th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Bombay/Mumbai, Hollywood Films, India, People, YouTube Videos

[View the story "India Connections In Oscar 2013" on Storify]



By • Feb 23rd, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Festivals & Events, Film, People, silicon valley, YouTube Videos

It’s that time of year again in Silicon Valley when technology and films come together at the Cinequest Film Festival. The festival has a segment that highlights the creative and innovative spirit of Silicon Valley through on how technology is shaping films. The 23rd Cinquest film festival opens on 26th February and will feature Ginger [...]



By • Feb 20th, 2013 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Diaspora, People, YouTube Videos

  Y’all saw the 55th Grammy awards this year right? Remember We Are Young from Fun? They went on to win to the song of the year Grammy award. Turns out the producer of Fun’s album is Jeff Bhasker. Name ring a bell? Perhaps not because Bhasker generally likes to keep a low-profile and  sits  [...]



By • Nov 1st, 2012 • Category: Books, Movies, Music, Televison, Books and Authors, Diaspora, Food, People, Travel

Madhur Jaffrey is an actress, author and a cook, who seems absolutely indefatigable. Now in her late 70s she continues to write, act,  and is back on the BBC this year with a new TV series  Curry Nation that looks at the impact of Indian curry in the UK. In the 1980s her BBC series [...]