I want to be happy But I can’t be happy Till I make you happy too These lyrics are from a hit song written for the Broadway musical comedy show No, No, Nanette, originally produced on Broadway in 1925. The show was revived in 1971, after the tumultuous sixties, in a production that reminded Americans of more innocent times. In 2018 there is evidence that we Americans are longing for simpler times again. We need someone or something to make us happy. That’s the conclusion that must … [Read more...]
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Philanthropist and entrepreneur, Frank Islam was honored with Pride of India award at the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) Silver Jubilee Convention held at the Marriott in Burlington on Aug 29, 2015. Stressing the importance of education and philanthropy, he urged South Asians to invest in the next generation. Islam is one of the largest donors to Universities and recently gave a 2 million dollar donation to, his Alma Mater, Aligarh Muslim University. He currently … [Read more...]
GAITHERSBURG, MD: Kadambari, a Bengali film that explores the suicide of Kadambari Devi, sister-in-law of Rabindranath Tagore, 132 years ago, won the Best Film award at the 4th Washington, DC, South Asian Film Festival, which concluded on September 28. The film was directed by the National Award-winning filmmaker Suman Ghosh, who is an economics professor at Florida Atlantic University. Chaitanya Tamhane won the Best Director award for Court, a Hindi and Marathi film, which is India’s … [Read more...]
‘Kadambari’, a Bengali film centred around Kadambari Devi, sister-in-law of Rabindranath Tagore with whom he is supposed to have had a close personal relationship and who eventually committed suicide, won the Best Film award at the 4th Washington, DC, South Asian Film Festival. The film was directed by the National Award-winning filmmaker Suman Ghosh. Chaitanya Tamhane won the Best Director award for ‘Court’, a Hindi and Marathi film, which is India’s official entry to the upcoming Academy … [Read more...]
Washington: "Kadambari", a Bengali film centred around Kadambari Devi, sister-in-law of Rabindranath Tagore with whom he is supposed to have had a close personal relationship and who eventually committed suicide, won the Best Film award at the 4th Washington, DC, South Asian Film Festival. The film was directed by the National Award-winning filmmaker Suman Ghosh. Chaitanya Tamhane won the Best Director award for "Court", a Hindi and Marathi film, which is India's official entry to the … [Read more...]
India and Pakistan are bound together by geography, culture, and centuries of flowering of arts and many manifestations of human creativity. Since 1947, highly talented individuals from both sides of the border have excelled in music, films and literature and are very popular across the region. Indeed top actors and singers are household names in both countries. Yet, almost seven decades after independence and partition, peace between the two nuclear-armed neighbors remains hostage to … [Read more...]
WASHINGTON, DC: Tributes were paid to Muslim women leaders from different eras and different parts of the world at the second annual Iftar party hosted by the US Institute of Peace on June 25. Scores of diplomats, government officials, academics and community leaders attended the event, which was held at the organization’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom. “From Malaysia to Egypt, Yemen to South Africa, I have witnessed firsthand…the power women have been able to tap into through their faith, … [Read more...]
Press Trust of India | Washington | Posted: September 16, 2014 4:26 pm Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘Chittagong’ has bagged the best feature award at the third annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF). Bajpayee along with the movie producer-director Bedabrata Pain were presented the award by noted Indian-American Frank Islam at the three-day film festival organised by Ceasar Productions in the suburb of the national capital. While ‘Pradosh’ bagged the award for the best short film, … [Read more...]