Vijay Iyer’s music is ethereal and dramatic, but he is certainly far from theatrical. The man, who is best known for his experimental and jubilant style, is both observing and sincere in his conversations. He likes to hear a good question, answers to the point, corrects pertinent facts, plays with meaningful laughs in between, and sometimes even comments on weird notions. He is certainly a ‘man of few words’ and very professional in his own ways.
BY NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN - At first everything she says seems improbable. She is the owner of Mayur restaurant, which means peacock – the parody of vanity in the human mind. And yet, there she sits across you like she doesn’t know the meaning of the word. Meet Anju Kapoor. Or as she will tell you, “I am Kapoor with the poor in it.” Not really, she runs a cozy establishment on prime property in Corona del Mar.
BY NEHA SARIN
“Once Again” will be screened at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Thursday, April 6 at 9pm. Adoor Gopalakrishnan is attending and will present his film. Adoor Gopalakrishnan is a notable filmmaker who had a major role in revolutionizing Malayalam cinema during the 1970s.He has received many awards including...
BY SONAM MIRPURI
As Artistic Director of East West Players, Snehal Desai, 36, hopes to accomplish all the goals he has set out for himself. His aspirations for the present and the future are to continue to bring about social change through the platform of storytelling, establish a more visible presence of South Asians, as well as cultivate...
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,