Interview with Kavi Raz, Director of “The Black Prince”

Interview with Kavi Raz, Director of “The Black Prince”

Ras Siddiqui in conversation with Kavi Raz, Writer and Director, The Black Prince. RS: “The Black Prince” is based on the little-known life of Maharajah Duleep Singh, the youngest son of Maharajah Ranjit Singh. The world knows little about him or his life....
The Great Divide?

The Great Divide?

This journey called life takes many interesting paths. What rekindled this thought recently was the 2013 Google India Ad, a video clip on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHGDN9-oFJE) titled “Google Search: Reunion,” which now has over 11 million views and...
A Day at the California State Capitol

A Day at the California State Capitol

Some State Capitol politicians with visitors The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held its 2nd Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol in Sacramento recently during which over a hundred representatives including many south-Asians from all over California took the...
Brown Karma

Brown Karma

The closing weeks of the year 2012 did settle the debate about the Mayan calendar and the end of the world. Thankfully we are all still here. But the year also ended on a very troubling note in both South-Asia and within its diaspora here in the United States. We have...
Fashion, Eid and Junoon’s Salman Ahmad

Fashion, Eid and Junoon’s Salman Ahmad

Junoon is now almost an American band but one with roots in South Asia. It has transformed over the 20 years of its existence with founder Salman Ahmad and his wife Samina slowly becoming New Yorkers. Brian O’Connell the original American member has also returned...