Archives for the ‘Mumbai’ Category

Sushrut Jain On His Cricket Inspired Film – Beyond All Boundaries

By • Nov 30th, 2013 • Category: Diaspora, Entertainment, Featured, India, Los Angeles, Mumbai, People, South Asian Actors, Video
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Los Angeles-based filmmaker Sushrut Jain’s new documentary is inspired by cricket. Cricket and films are his twin passions, and his documentary “Beyond All Boundaries” is a perfect reflection of his passions. Set against the 2011 Cricket World Cup  match in India, the film highlights the powerful influence that cricket has on millions of people in [...]



Javed Akhtar On Films, Poetry and Writing

By • Jan 17th, 2013 • Category: Bollywood, Books and Authors, Entertainment, Featured, India, Mumbai, New York, People
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Javed Akhtar is a well-known Hindi film lyricist, screenwriter and an urdu poet. He has been involved in Hindi film industry or Bollywood for over 40 years. In the interview Mr. Akhtar talks about Umrao Jaan, his father Jan Nissar Akhtar and writings. This interview was recorded on  November 2, 2006 at the IAAC film festival in Manhattan, New York. At the [...]



Naresh Fernandes on Jazz in Bombay Part-2

By • Jan 25th, 2012 • Category: Bollywood, Books and Authors, Entertainment, Featured, India, Mumbai, People
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India discovered America and made it their own though jazz music explains Naresh Fernades, whose book Taj Mahal Foxtrot, chronicles how jazz entered Bombay and found a new home in this port city.  Taj Mahal Foxtrot was the first jazz song recorded in Bombay. The early American musicians were traveling ministrels, who came to Bombay [...]



Naresh Fernandes on Jazz in Bombay Part-1

By • Jan 11th, 2012 • Category: Bollywood, Books and Authors, Entertainment, Featured, India, Mumbai, People, Video
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Naresh Fernandes is the author of  Taj Mahal Foxtrot that traces the history of jazz in Bombay, a thriving and important port city of India. Just like the American jazz age of the 1920s, there was an Indian jazz age in the 1920s that continued to grow and flourish until the 1940s. At first it [...]