An Indian American expert of South Asian and Islamic art has sued the Worcester Art Museum officials for allegedly subjecting her to racial discrimination and a hostile work environment. In her 64-page lawsuit, the petitioner has raised a number of accusations against the museum director, her supervisor, and four board members.
On the occasion of India’s 76th Independence Day, three-time Grammy winner Ricky Kej released an instrumental rendition of the national anthem with the 100-member British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
For Bollywood fans, the epic film Mughal-e-Azam needs no introduction. Sixty-three years after it released in cinemas in India, a Broadway-style musical is making waves across North America. The musical spectacle, produced by Shapoorji Pallonji Group (which produced the original movie as well) and directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, has already staged more than 200 performances across six Asian countries. The play is scheduled for August 11 through 13 at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose, California.
By Mayank Chhaya- If India sang only in two voices, they would be Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar’s. While Mangeshkar has become one of the most celebrated symbols of the Indian nationhood, Rafi remains somewhat eclipsed notwithstanding his preternatural talent as a playback singer. That may have something to do with his death at the […]
Actress Sushmita Sen is all set to portray one of the boldest avatar as the transgender activist ‘Shreegauri Sawant’, in the upcoming series ‘Taali’.
Christopher Nolan’s latest directorial ‘Oppenheimer’, which hit the theatres on July 21, has received rave reviews from fans and critics alike but it has also elicited a sharp response from some Indian viewers over a sex scene featuring a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, considered a holy scripture by Hindus.
By Mayank Chhaya- Indians constitute the largest number of admirers of Albert Einstein on social media, says the official manager of the social media accounts of the physicist who emblematized the idea of genius. Benyamin Cohen, an award-winning writer and journalist whose latest book ‘The Einstein Effect’ will be released on July 18, says, “Sometimes […]
A non-profit group in San Francisco has stepped up for the cause of domestic violence survivors by donating seed money to a voluntary organization, Narika, to set up a Transitional Home (TH) in Alameda County, California.
Sanjeev Kumar, one of India’s most deftly accomplished actors, would have turned 85 today. By the time he died in November 1985 at 47, he was already regarded as a truly major figure of Hindi cinema whose range as an artist was remarkable. Perhaps unlike any other actor of his generation Kumar, who was born Harihar Jhariwala, exuded a lightness of touch and beguiling lack of effort in his performances.
Your Love, a four-minute cinematic love letter to the Queer South Asian elders and their forgotten and unfinished love stories queer, non-binary, written and directed by Canadian-Indian actor Sundeep Morrison has secured a coveted spot at Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Festival, the largest, most prestigious queer film festival in the world scheduled to be held on Friday, July 21, 2023, as part of its popular shorts programming.