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Kitchen Chemistry

Kitchen Chemistry

When Nandini Anant arrived in the United States 7 years ago, she did not even know how to boil rice. The New Jersey resident taught herself to cook watching food shows on television and experimenting on her husband. After a stint in the pharmaceutical industry, Anant...
A Full House

A Full House

The name Sajid Khan brings to mind a silver screen and award show host who has tickled the funny bone of thousands for the last two decades. The last six years saw him venture into the field of film direction, debuting as a director on Ram Gopal Varma’s Darna Zaroori...
Hero or Villain?

Hero or Villain?

“ If you want to know about the research that went into the making of this film, login to YouTube and type Paan Singh Tomar,” says Tigmanshu Dhulia, when asked to share details about the film. For those who have seen the trailers of Dhulia’s biopic Paan Singh Tomar,...
Midas of the Bibliosphere

Midas of the Bibliosphere

The world of Indian education may be full of teachers, policy makers, and even a few conmen seeking to influence the life of students hungry with ambition, desperate to raise their social and economic status. But it takes an author like Chetan Bhagat to not only write...
Lights, Sound, Roll, Action!

Lights, Sound, Roll, Action!

Aniruddha (Tony) Roy Chowdhury won the Emerging Film-Maker Award at the Santa Cruz Film Festival in 2008 for first film Anuranan (2006). Dealing with the relationships of two married couples, it was the first Bengali film to be shot entirely in London and was screened...
A Calling for Seva

A Calling for Seva

Pratima Dharm is the chaplain to the 1000 or so Hindus in the U.S. Army. She earned her commission in 2006 and did a tour of duty in Iraq before returning to the United States to serve at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. You immigrated to the United States about...