Just had to get in a quick work about the topical, terror-in-our-cities film Shoot on Sight, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Brian Cox and Greta Scacchi. Naseer is his usual good self and completely sympathetic as the suave, unflappable Tariq Ali, high-ranking man (and Muslim) on the British police force. In a not-to-subtle […]
Month: September 2008
Meet Aasif Mandvi and Manish Acharya in NYC tonight!
It’s a rainy, gloomy Friday in NYC. What better way to warm things up and start the weekend off right than in the company of two smart, funny and cute men from “the Show Business” (as Mukesh Ambani calls it): Aasif Mandvi, star of stage, film and TV will be doing the Q […]
The South Asian blogosphere and how it is changing the media and more
Update: If you’d like to listen to the webcast described below, in which I participated earlier today, you can find a full recording here: http://www.sajaforum.org/2008/09/webcast-the-sou.html Click on the blue player, and you can listen to it right away. If you would like to download an MP3, go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja […]
Talking with Kailash Kher
Note: Here’s an interview that I did with Kailash Kher that ran in the July 25, 2008 issue of India Abroad. It’s getting close to midnight and Kailash Kher has just emerged from the elevator. As he moves through the hotel lobby, his short curly hair still damp from a shower, the […]
South Asian film fest in NJ this weekend
It’s that time of the year again….. the New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest is underway this weekend at Rutgers University. Films this year are from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Ireland (whoo hoo!), Nepal, Pakistan, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Tibet, UK and US. Many of the films will include Q & A afterward with […]
Where can you look at Loins?
If you’re in the tri-state area, you can catch the hilarious Loins of Punjab Presents in two cinemas in Manhattan (The Imaginasian and the Quad) as well as over in Jersey at my fave, the Columbia Park 12 in North Bergen, and a cinema in Bloomfield, Connecticut. If you attend the first four NYC shows […]