We crossed over 3 million views on our YouTube channel and a big thank you to you all for helping us cross this milestone. Now, for some insane reason I was reminded of that memorable scene from Ivan Reitman’s film Twins, where Danny De Vito says “5 Million Dollars?” You have got to watch that clip… Continue Reading
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Happy Diwali greetings to all those celebrating the Indian festival of lights, where good wins over evil. Wish you all a wonderful year.
We sat down to speak with Dr. Rajni Agarwal-Hashmi about her work in stem cell transplant for children and how they go from the bench to the bedside in treating their patients. She is Associate Prof & Medical Director, Pediatric Cell Transplant Program, Stanford Children’s Health. Dr. Agarwal-Hashmi’s developed an interest in stem cell or cord… Continue Reading
Wish you a wonderful new year filled with happiness and joy.
Alam Khan is a musician, composer and educator. He plays the sarode. We spoke with Khan about his father Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, the legacy of Maihar gharana and his love for both Hindustani or North Indian classical music and hip-hop. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan was one of the most famous sarode player and Khan… Continue Reading
Kamala Devi Harris (D) was elected as California’s new Senator. Harris won the seat that was vacated by Barbara Boxer. On Jan 3, 2017 Harris will be sworn in as the new Senator from California, and will step down from her role as Attorney General of California. Do we retreat, or do we fight asks Harris in her election… Continue Reading
One of the best places to see an old-fashioned or should I say “Old Tyme” 4th of July Parade in Northern California is the one at Columbia State Park. It is a couple of hours drive as the crow flies east from San Francisco Bay area. Columbia is a Gold Rush town and the parade is… Continue Reading
March is Women’s History Month and here is a collection of my interviews with women from various walks of life from authors to filmmakers to entrepreneurs to engineers and venture capitalists. In each of these interviews the goal was to find out how about their journey and how they developed a passion for what they do. … Continue Reading
Coorg or Kodagu is a stunningly beautiful and verdant place in the Southern state of Karnataka, India. Driving through Coorg’s rolling grasslands, misty mountains and thick forests studded with coffee and pepper plantations is a wonderful experience. Of course, you need to overlook the potholes dotting the road as you make your way through… Continue Reading
Cascada de Flores is a San Francisco-based musical ensemble that plays music from Mexico, Cuba and Latin America. Their repertoire consists of original and old, forgotten music from these regions. But, what they do is package and present that forgotten and new music in new and evocative ways. The group was founded by Jorge Liceaga and… Continue Reading
Wish you all a wonderful and happy 2016 filled with love, laughter and kindness.
This was a wonderful and got to interview interesting folks from the world of technology, startups, films, food (yes, food startups is a big trend) and authors. This collage is a sample of the various guests on our show about life, people and ideas. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. And, if you… Continue Reading
Every Thursday you can catch a new interview on my YouTube channel. We feature interviews with entrepreneurs, technologists, filmmakers and other news from in and around the San Francisco Bay area. These interviews air in various TV channels in the Bay area, Los Angeles and in Cambridge, MA. Here are a couple of playlists… Continue Reading
Freedom is the theme for this year’s 3rd i San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival. This year marks the 13th year of the festival that takes place in San Francisco from Oct 22 through Oct 25, 2015 in Palo Alto on Nov 1, 2015. The festival features features, shorts and documentaries from various South… Continue Reading
A couple of days ago during a visit to San Francisco’s The Fairmont Hotel I finally got to meet Thomas Wolfe, Chief concierge of the hotel. Elegantly dressed in a suit and a bow tie he graciously answered all my inquisitive questions about the hotel’s rich history and famous guests like, Alfred Hitchcock and Ella Fitzgerald, who… Continue Reading
You know about best laid plans, right? They never go as expected. About 3 weeks ago my prescription reading glasses broke into two and that put me out of commission for a couple of weeks. Just as I got my new pair of glasses, my not-so-old Mac decided to act up and I had to… Continue Reading
Food is about buiiding your community, your tribe, your family and the deeper hunger to be connected to each other to be loved and needed says Roger Egger. The power of food is what Egger digs and he shares how he came to dig the power of food. The kitchen is a beautiful bad ass… Continue Reading
Facebook’s Sheryl Sanberg writes a touching, reflective and poignant post about the loss of her husband David Goldberg and learning to survive. She quotes a line from a Rabbi friend of hers “Let me not die while I am still alive,” which instantly resonated with me. If you have experiened the loss of a close family… Continue Reading
Muir Woods National Monument is located a few miles north of San Francisco past the Golden Gate bridge. Named after John Muir, the famous naturalist, this place is home to old Redwood trees that are hundreds of years old. Some trees are about 800 years old. There are 6 trails of varying lengths and levels of… Continue Reading
Post cards. Remember getting those colorful post cards from your family and friends when they visited a new place or city? As a kid I used to collect these post cards, and pester folks to send them to me. Sometimes, a Kindly neighbor would give me their old post cards that their “foreign” friends sent them. Somewhere… Continue Reading
Leila Sen shares the story of Hedeya Khayat, her Armenian mother’s unusual story and journey from Turkey to Egypt, to India, to England and finally to the USA. As part of a people who define themselves as ‘survivors’, one wonders what it was like for Khayat who became Hoda Dutt after her marriage and learnt… Continue Reading
Over 100 years ago a small group of Punjabis from British India made their way to the west coast of America in search of a better life. Many of them eventually moved to Yuba City in California, where they became successful farmers.Because of legal barriers the early settlers from India were not allowed to marry… Continue Reading
“Make It Happen” is the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. Everyday millions of women make it happen for themselves, their family and the society around the world. Over the years I have interviewed many women from different walks of life and have been lucky to talk to them about their lives and how… Continue Reading
Happy Holi to all those celebrating it around the world. Today is Holi, a Hindu festival of colors that heralds the dawn of spring. This happy and riotous festival is celebrated on the last full moon day of the winter and is marked with people playing with colors. Holi is about the triumph of good… Continue Reading
It appears that Leslee Udwin’s documentary (BBC) “India’s Daughter” has touched a raw nerve for many folks. Understandably. The documentary aired on BBC’s Channel Four yesterday and is about Jyoti Singh (Nirbhaya) who was gang raped in a New Delhi bus in 2012 and eventually succumbed to her injuries. “Chilling” is how The Telegraph describes a review… Continue Reading
Meet David Rai, who is a third generation Punjabi-Hispanic farmer from Yuba City in California. Rai’s grandfather Bishan Gill Singh came to America over 100 years ago and married Ernestine Zuniga, a Hispanic. Their daughter Mary married Lal Singh Rai, who came from Punjab to America before World War 2. Rai along with his sister Leela… Continue Reading
Today is Pongal, a harvest festival celebrated in South India. In other parts of India the festival has different names: Sankranti, Lohri or Bihu. The underlying idea is the same – it is like the American Thanksgiving festival points out Dr. Geeta Vasudevan in the video interview below. Families get together, cook special dishes for… Continue Reading