NYIFF Begins Tonight

Today’s the day when the Indo-American Arts Council‘s 13th New York Indian Film Festival opens. The yearly event, which has grown from strength to strength, looks to have a really interesting and diverse line-up of Indian and Indian-American stories. Here’s a trailer for the festival. Some films that I’ve already got my eye on are […]

See Mira Nair in NYC this weekend

Director Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay, Mississippi Masala, Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake) will be doing Q&A sessions after several screenings of her latest film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, in New York City this weekend.  Here’s the schedule: Saturday, April 27:  4:04pm and 7:00pm at the IFC Center Sunday, April 28:   1:30pm at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas,  4:05pm at […]

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Last time I was back in dear Madras, I visited a huge sari and fabric emporium (“shop” just doesn’t begin to describe it) in search of material to have some clothes made for a wedding.  In all my visits to India, this was my first time examining any saris with much attention. As the salesman […]