Cascada de Flores

VIDEO: CASCADA DE FLORES WITH CLAVELES

Cascade de Flores is a San Francisco Bay area musical ensemble founded by Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga in 1999. Their musical repertoire consists of music from Mexico and Latin America. A hallmark of their repertoire is they focus on bringing music from the hidden corners of Mexico, Cuba and Latin America. Their last album Radio… Continue Reading


VIDEO: PICO IYER ON FILMS, TRAVEL, THE AMERICAN DREAM & MORE

Our interview with author and essayist Pico Iyer on writing, traveling, American pop culture, data obesity, mass distraction, films and Bollywood. Earlier this year Iyer was in San Francisco, which is where we recorded this interview. Is travel writer the best way to describe Iyer? He calls himself a “transport writer.” Transformation is a subject that… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: BROOKLYN

Director John Crowley’s new film Brooklyn is a wonderfully evocative film set in the 1950s. At first blush Brooklyn seems like a simple story about family, love and finding a home in a new country. Living abroad is never an easy choice. It is a complicated & knotty choice and that is the theme this picture underscores brilliantly.… Continue Reading


PODCAST: FILMMAKER JAY ROACH ON TRUMBO

Filmmaker Jay Roach’s new film Trumbo takes you back to the start of the Cold War period and the fight for the American way of life in Hollywood. The film revisits a dark phase in Hollywood’s history and how fear propelled people in the film industry to act in different ways. The film highlights how Trumbo… Continue Reading


RENOWNED AND VERSATILE ACTOR SAEED JAFFREY PASSES AWAY

Renowned and versatile actor Saeed Jaffrey passed away on November 14, 2015. The 86-year-old actor died of a brain hemorrhage in London according to the BBC. A jewel of International cinema as Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian put it, Jaffrey got his start on radio and stage in India. In the 1950s he came to the… Continue Reading


VIDEO: ANARGHYA VARDHANA OF MAVERON

Meet Anarghya Vardhana, a millennial investor, marathoner, math whiz and dancer. We spoke to Vardhana on how she developed her interests in science, technology & sports and how did they turn shape her professional career. For instance, we were curious to find if participating in sports activities helped develop her confidence level. How did sports help… Continue Reading