A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon the movie Bend it like Beckham on T.V. Although I’ve watched this movie several times before, it never fails to draw me in and keep me glued to my couch until I reach the very teary-eyed, joyful, satisfying end. There is a reason movies like Bend it [...]
For those of us who grew up in an Indian household, the story of the Ramayana, or the Journey of Rama, is part of our cultural experience. We may have even been a part of community productions of the tale or dreamed about the heroic Rama saving his beautiful Sita from the eight heads of [...]
Derwin Panda—better known as Gold Panda—is a British musician/producer with a very unique sound. However, Gold Panda’s style may be an impediment to mainstream success. For starters, Gold Panda creates electronic music, which by its nature is far different from the “traditional” band-driven music that the majority of ears are accustomed to hearing. [...]
“An art form is not a static thing, it is a form of ideas and as we evolve, it evolves.” Parijat Desai offered many interesting thoughts during our interview, however this resonated with me. As I watched her take a bite of the red velvet cake we were sharing, it occurred to me that her [...]
If hearing the word Goldspot makes you reflexively thirsty for soda, you share a common background with the lead singer of a band with the same name. Goldspot is a unique Los Angeles-based indie rock band infused with Bollywood influence. The story begins with the name, the impetus for which comes from a popular orange-flavored drink—Gold Spot—that was sold in India until the early 90s. Marketed as the Zing Thing, Gold Spot achieved almost iconic status. Sadly, Coca Cola eventually bought the drink and despite its large-scale success, pulled it from the market.
“A Canvas Of Life And Beyond”: The Inspirational Dancing Of Ananda Shankar Jayant
“My language called dance paints before you a canvas of life and beyond — of our fallible self groping in the darkness for that light of eternity.”- Ananda Shankar Jayant
These simple inspiring words by Ananda, a world renowned dancer and choreographer in [...]