Archives for the ‘New York’ Category

Javed Akhtar On Films, Poetry and Writing

By • Jan 17th, 2013 • Category: Bollywood, Books and Authors, Entertainment, Featured, India, Mumbai, New York, People

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 [...]

Madhur Jaffrey on Food & Writing

By • Nov 1st, 2012 • Category: Diaspora, Featured, India, New York, People

Meet Madhur Jaffrey an award-winning actress and cookbook writer and one of the earliest culinary ambassadors of Indian food in the US and UK. She is the author of many cookbooks and was featured in a BBC series Flavors of India, where she took us around India on her culinary adventures. Now in 2012 after [...]

Shenaz Treasurywala on Delhi Belly & One Life To Live

By • Jul 1st, 2011 • Category: Bollywood, Entertainment, Featured, New York, People, South Asian Actors, Video

Meet Shenaz Treasurywala, who started her career as a VJ on MTV India and made her debut in Indian cinema. In this interview Shenaz talks about working in Aamir Khan’s new Bollywood film Delhi Belly and how she landed the role. She also talks about her foray into American soap opera ABC’s One Life to [...]

In Conversation With Filmmaker Shyam Benegal Part-III

By • Oct 3rd, 2010 • Category: Bollywood, Entertainment, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New York, People

In our third segment Hindi filmmaker and director Mr. Shyam Benegal talks about his career in advertising, and how he got into feature films. Mr. Benegal  took a circuitous route before he started making feature films. He spent 14 years in the advertising world, and produced about 150 films per year. He made ad films [...]