AUDIO: DOSA BROTHERS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Dosas in a San Francisco street corner? South India Street Food in the heart of San Francisco?  I walk by Market and Montogomery quite often and how in heaven’s name did I fail to see this?  Who started Dosa Brothers? These were the thoughts flitting through my mind as I impatiently waited for the traffic light to… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: THE INTERN

I did not know what to expect from The Intern. Like most of  you I saw a trailer and then De Niro’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show, where he  barely spoke about the film. What caught my interest is that De Niro and Anne Hathaway were paired in a film by director Nancy Meyers, who co-wrote… Continue Reading


VIDEO: DR. PRAMATH SINHA ON INDIA’S ECONOMY AND EDUCATION SYSTEM

  Has India’s time come? What will it take to unlock India’s economic potential? “The solutions are known, the paths are known but can we quickly decide and execute on them? That is the challenge for India,” says Dr. Pramath Sinha, who is co-founder of Ashoka University and Indian School of Business, CEO of 9.9… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: EAST SIDE SUSHI

I kept missing the various screenings of East Side Sushi in San Francisco Bay area. The film screened at the 2014 Cinequest Film Festival  and I marked it as “must-watch” film, but never got around to watching it. It won the audience award at Cinequest. The film then screened at CAAMFest and I missed that… Continue Reading


VIDEO: US-INDIA RELATIONS WITH MARA M. BURR OF ALBRIGHT STONEBRIDGE GROUP

What is the current status of US-India relations especially when it comes to business and joint venture opportunities in India? We spoke with Mara M. Burr, who is the Senior Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington DC. She joined the company in 2014 when Richard Verma left the group to become the American… Continue Reading


VIDEO: INTERIEW WITH CONRAD ANKER AND JIMMY CHIN ON MERU, CLIMBING & MENTORSHIP

Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk became the first people to ascent the central summit of Meru that is capped by a sheer granite wall called the Shark’s Fin. The trio’s difficult and challenging journey in Garhwal Himalayas in India is brilliantly captured in  their film Meru, which won the audience award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival… Continue Reading