Malayalam film on Kerala floods ‘2018’ selected as India’s official Oscar entry for 2024

The Malayalam film ‘2018’, based on the rains and flood that hit Kerala has been selected as India’s official entry for Oscar 2024. The film, a survival drama – 2018: Everyone is a Hero – has been chosen as India’s official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 96th Academy Awards, making it only the fourth film from the language to be selected for this category.

How a California-based non-profit is helping survivors of domestic violence

The 31st annual gala of Narika, a non-profit organization that focuses on rescuing survivors of domestic violence and helping them achieve a life of dignity with economic and financial independence, was recently held in San Jose, California. At the gala, Narika expressed appreciation to its supporters and benefactors and also launched a fundraiser on September 10. The non-profit was founded in 1992 by a group of immigrant women to help survivors of domestic violence in the local communities of the Bay Area.

South Asian Literature and Arts festival to be held in Menlo College, CA in October this year

Featuring over 60 artists and authors from across the globe the South Asian Literature and Art (SALA) festival will be held in Menlo College, Atherton. This year the focus is on the theme of the changing narratives within the South Asian diaspora. Showcasing its theme this year — Changing Narratives beyond South Asian stereotypes — the South Asian Literature and Arts Festival will be held on Oct 7 and 8, 2023.

Louisville Mayor proclaims September 3 as Sanatan Dharma Day

While a political slugfest has erupted in India over comments made on Sanatan Dharma by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Udhayanidhi Stalin, the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, Craig Greenberg issued a proclamation declaring September 3 as Sanatan Dharma Day in the city. The announcement was made at the Hindu Temple of Kentucky in Louisville during celebrations of Maha Kumbha Abhishekam.