BY SONAM MIRPURI - ‘Growing up Smith’ is a feel-good, coming-of-age story about a 10-year-old boy named Smith, who moves from India to a small town in America in 1979. Smith and his family strive to maintain a balance between preserving their Indian heritage and embracing the American Dream/culture. The movie has brought together an amazing ensemble cast which includes Anjul Nigam, Poorna Jagannathan,
BY AMELIA MATTHEWS - Child advocate Iyyappan Subramaniyan from Chennai, was honored at the annual World of Children Awards Ceremony in New York on October 27. As the founder of Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust, Iyyappan was recognized for the extensive work he has done to protect, rehabilitate and educate abandoned mentally and physically challenged children...
NEHA SARIN - Aditya J. Patwardhan is a Los Angeles based Indian film director, producer and scriptwriter from Jaipur, India. He is best known for his short film “Red House by the Crossroads” made in 2015.In a candid conversation with India Journal, he talks about his projects,his passions and his life in Los Angeles.
Q. You are a musician, director and a producer. What is your favorite amongst the three?
BY NEHA SARIN - Nagesh Kukunoor is a national award winning film director, producer, screenwriter and actor in Bollywood. He is known for his works in parallel cinema, such as Hyderabad Blues ,Rockford, Iqbal, Dor, Aashayein and Dhanak . Kukunoor has received several international awards, and the National Film Award. Dhanak, his latest film, has been received very well at various reputed film festivals across the globe.
Q. You took over a year to say yes to a film based on your life. And now that the trailer has already released, what do you think of it?
A: You never think about your life being replicated on screen. So naturally it’s a different feeling. But I think Emraan bhai has done really well. He has worked very hard, trained and read a lot of paper clippings and...
Frontier Heritage is celebrating its 10th anniversary having survived the ups and downs of a turbulent decade in the ‘Little India’ market on Pioneer Blvd in Artesia, which has seen many business closures. Frontier Heritage has become a landmark of sorts bang in the middle of the main drag bringing high-end fashion to the market here. Starting with the attractive window display of mannequins donning the signature outfits,
Meera Simhan Explores Ambition in ‘Miss India America’
Meera Simhan is a film and stage actress and writer.Besides some roles in Hollywood, she had a recurring role in ‘Anger Management’ in 2013 and 2014. She was born in England and is now based in Los Angeles. She is married to actor Ravi Kapoor. She is the co- writer/ creative producer of the comedy feature-
BY SONAM MIRPURI
Bringing two countries together to perform in a third country is an amazing and encouraging occurrence. Pandit Girish Chatterjee, an internationally renowned Indian classical singer, made that happen a few months back in Los Angeles when India came together and performed with Bangladesh.
By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN
Kamla K.Kapur is the author of ‘The Singing Guru:Legends and Adventures of Guru Nanak, the First Sikh.’ It is about Mardana, a Muslim, who was the rabab player for Guru Nanak. Kapur, paints a picture of his as just the average human at first, filled with a blinding ego nurtured by ignorance, filled with desire and lust but...
Bellytwins Neena and Veena Bidasha have been endeavoring to broaden their horizons and establish themselves in every aspect of their uniquely created industry. At present, the Bellytwins are performing and choreographing dances. Simultaneously, Veena maintains a career acting and doing voiceovers. “Currently, we are still performing and choreographing mostly –