“Mujhe samundar dekhna hai”

According to Madhu Jain in her book The Kapoors: The First Family of Indian Cinema, this what the 22-year-old Prithviraj Kapoor told his taxi driver after he stepped off the train from Peshawar.   He had never seen the ocean.   After arriving at the shore, he pledged to God to become an actor in […]

Happy birthday, Danny

  Today would have been Daniel Pearl’s 43rd birthday had it not been for a very nasty deed done to him. As always, there are Daniel Pearl music days celebrated all over the world in his memory.   Among the dozens of events, composer Steve Reich’s Daniel Variations premiered this week in London. And tonight […]

Don in NYC

The Imaginasian theater in Manhattan has  tickets  on sale right now for Don, which opens on Friday, October 20th, and according to the theater’s manager, Dylan Marchetti, they expect sales to be brisk. Meanwhile, across the Hudson, Don, along with Jaan e Maan  open on Thursday afternoon, the 19th.   (It’s as if Jersey was […]