Miss India America

Film Notes: Two Sides of the Desi Coin: “For Here or To Go?” And “Miss India America”

Two Indian-American films had their world premiere at Silicon Valley’s Cinequest Film Festival (Feb 24-Mar 8, 2015)  this weekend – “Miss India America,” and “For Here or To Go?” The films are made by Indian-American filmmakers from California. “Miss India America,” is set in Southern California, while “For Here or To Go?” is set in… Continue Reading


Video: Omi Vaidya on “For Here or To Go,” Films and Cinequest

Actor Omi Vaidya’s film “For Here or To Go?” will have its world premiere at Silicon Valley’s Cinequest Film Festival this evening. We caught up with the actor last night at Cinequest to talk about his new film, working in Bollywood and his future plans. “For Here or To Go?” captures the angst and uncertainties of… Continue Reading


Cinequest 2015

Silicon Valley’s Cinequest Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Silicon Valley-based Cinquest film festival that celebrates films along with technology and innovation. This  year’s theme is “The Power of Creating,”and nearly 200 films from different parts of the world will screen at the festival. The festival spotlights young filmmakers in multiple ways. There is the Picture The Possibilities (PPT) session that helps connect… Continue Reading