Archives for the ‘Books and Authors’ Category

Bridging The Gap At CAAMFest 2014 with Masashi Niwano

By • Mar 10th, 2014 • Category: Books and Authors, Diaspora, Entertainment, Featured, People, San Francisco/Silicon Valley

Meet Masashi Niwano, festival and exhibition director of CAAMFest 2014. In this interview he walks us through what you can expect to see in this year’s  annual festival of films, food, and live music  organized by San Francisco-based Center For Asian American Media. Previously, the festival was called San Francisco’s Asian American Film Festival. The 11 [...]

Silicon Valley’s Cinequest Festival Co-founder & Director Halfdan Hussey

By • Feb 11th, 2014 • Category: Books and Authors, Business & Tech, Featured, Ideas, India, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Video

Every year Silicon Valley holds its annual Cinequest film festival that is a fusion of technology and arts. This year Cinequest  is celebrating its 24th year in  downtown San Jose from March 3-16, 2014. Our guest today is Halfdan Hussey, co-founder and director of Cinequest Film Festival, who shares the highlights of this year’s festival. [...]

Americans in India: Satyanand Stokes – An American in Gandhi’s India

By • Dec 3rd, 2013 • Category: Books and Authors, Diaspora, Featured, India, Life

When you think of Americans in India in the early 20thc not too many names may come to your mind right? But, there was a small trickle of Americans who came to India in the early 20thc and one of them was Samuel Evans Stokes, who later was known by his Indian name Satyanand Stokes. He [...]

Atiq Rahimi: French-Afghan Filmmaker & Writer

By • Sep 21st, 2013 • Category: Bollywood, Books and Authors, Entertainment, Featured, India, People, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Video

Atiq Rahimi is a French-Afghan filmmaker and an award-winning writer. His latest film The Patience Stone (Persian) is based on his 2008 award-winning novel by the same name. He won the prestigious Prix Goncourt award for his novel, which was written in French. The film was chosen as Afghanistan’s Oscar entry in 2013. We met with [...]