VIDEO: JEFFREY BROWN & SUSMITA MUKHERJEE ON “SOLD”

Director Jeffrey D.Brown and actress Sushmita Mukherjee talk about  SOLD, a film about human trafficking. SOLD is based on a novel by the same name by Patricia McCormick.The film is told from the perspective of  Lakshmi, a 13-year old Nepali girl, who is sold to a brothel in Calcutta, India.  Mumtaz (Mukherjee) plays the role of… Continue Reading


VIDEO: MEET SOCIAL ROBOTS NAO AND PEPPER

Meet social robots Nao and Pepper, who are unlike anything you may have seen. Both these humanoid robots are studded with all sorts of sensors and are able to interact with users. For instance Nao is equipped with HD cameras, microphones and an array of sensors. Nao is used in American schools to help children… Continue Reading


JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH: ELLA FITZGERALD AND BARDU ALI

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Hot music or jazz traces its roots to New Orleans in Louisiana. It was in New Orleans that Bardu Ali or Bardou Ali or Bahadur Ali was born in 1906 to an African-American mother and a father who came from India. Interestingly, Ali’s father Moksad Ali is believed to have… Continue Reading