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Indian Producer Acquires Rights to Dalrymple’s Bestseller Book

Stories about the colonization of India and British imperialism have existed for decades. But it’s time these stories are told by Indians themselves. Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur recently announced the purchase of the audio-visual rights to William Dalrymple‘s bestselling book, ‘The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of The East India Company’Kapur’s production house, Roy Kapur Films, intends to adapt this book into a large-scale international production.

Both the original work and Kapur’s filmography suggest that this project has massive potential. ‘The Anarchy’, which traces two hundred years worth of history regarding The East India Company, has been lauded by the public and critics alike. The Guardian recognized that “the book’s real achievement is to take readers to an important and neglected period of British and South Asian history, and to make their trip there not just informative but as entertaining as an evening of poetry and music in a Delhi palace.” Former President Barack Obama listed ‘The Anarchy’ on his Top 10 Recommended Books of 2019.

Meanwhile, Kapur’s previous work in the film industry suggests he has a knack for bringing unique stories to life. In 2016, he produced Dangala high-grossing, heartwarming narrative about a young woman’s entry into the world of wrestling. He also produced The Sky Is Pink, a Priyanka Chopra Jonas starrer about a girl’s battle with a life-threatening disease. His 15 years in international cinema have set the bar for ‘The Anarchy’ rather high.

When asked about this latest project, Roy Kapur said:

“I believe that stories that are compelling, relevant and authentic have the potential to resonate with audiences across all nationalities and cultures. William Dalrymple’s epic tale of The East India Company is one such story. While a debate rages today around the world about the increasing power of giant corporations and powerful individuals to wield control over minds and nations, what could be more relevant to global viewers than the true story of the takeover of an entire subcontinent by a small trading company! We are delighted to be working with William to bring to life this fascinating tableau of incredible characters, each playing off the other in their quest to exercise dominion over what was then the richest subcontinent on the face of the Earth.”

Kanchan Naik is a rising senior at the Quarry Lane School in Dublin, California. Aside from being the Youth Editor at India Currents, she is also the Director of Media Outreach for Break the Outbreak, the Editor-in-chief of The Roar, and the 2019-2020 Teen Poet Laureate of Pleasanton.

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5 Signs of Low Self Worth

They say you can only love others as much as you love yourself, and as tired as that adage may be, the core of it rings quite true. 

Think about it:

It can be hard enough understanding and accepting your own thoughts, feelings, words, and actions—let alone somebody else’s.

But if loving and accepting yourself—that is, having a strong sense of self-worth—directly influences the health of your intimate relationships, is it possible to learn how to recognize when that influence is negative? Consider the following five clues:

1. You don’t speak up for yourself. 

This includes both small scale and large scale self-censorship. Mum’s the word…as long as you can avoid conflict and reduce the risk of being rejected, right? (But of course, this is never guaranteed anyway.)

2. You don’t set (and stick to) healthy boundaries. 

You know what you are and aren’t comfortable with (in everything from sharing finances to sharing secrets), but it’s hard to stay true to you if your sense of self is more concerned about appeasing someone else. 

3. You hold grudges and resentment. 

We tend to judge others most harshly for the things we are judging ourselves about first. So when your partner “pushes your buttons,” you may fail to see it as a growth opportunity if your shaky self-worth prevents you from taking ownership of your feelings. 

4. You don’t feel comfortable being alone.

While sharing mutual love and support with a partner can be a priority, it doesn’t take away from the importance of being able to genuinely enjoy your own company. “All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.” -Blaise Pascal, 17th century French mathematician and physicist

5. You stay in a relationship even if you know it’s not right for you. 

If you don’t feel whole and complete as you are, then you may be more willing to tolerate unsatisfying, unpleasant, or even abusive behavior from another person. 

Start Building Your Self-Worth—And Start Building Better Relationships, Too

A healthy sense of self-worth allows you to adopt, celebrate, and take root in the belief that you are inherently deserving of what life has to offer. When it comes to relationships in particular, loving and accepting yourself for who you are prevents you from “needing” validation from a romantic partner (or any other external source, for that matter).

Why?

Because you’re already able to validate your worthiness from within—something which, unlike other people, is actually under your control.

In this way, all the love, acceptance, and approval you receive from your partner become gifts to be enjoyed, not necessities to be depended on (the apparent loss of which can be distressing). In the mean time, your growing sense of self-worth almost immediately helps you free up a lot of emotional and mental energy that can be invested right back into the relationship itself. 

So this year, for the sake of you and your loved ones, be kinder to you:

Speak your mind.

Be polite, but be honest. 

Instead of judging your emotions, allow yourself to feel what you’re feeling, then simply let it go when you’re done.

Learn to enjoy your own company. 

Do things that are personally meaningful.

Help others. 

Nourish and move your body.

Let go of what is no longer serving you. 

And above all: know that by practicing self-care, you are giving a gift of love to both yourself and your partner. 

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Jasbina Ahluwalia adds a unique contribution to the Matchmaking industry – she has pioneered an approach to matchmaking, which blends the best of The East and West. She is an Indian-American Attorney-turned-Entrepreneur, Relationship Expert, Radio Show Host and Matchmaker/Dating Coach. She is the Founder & President of Intersections Match by Jasbina, the only Premier Matchmaking & Dating Coaching Firm for Indian Singles in the US, Canada & the UK. A finalist in OPRAH’S search for a TV Host, she’s also been featured in the New York Times, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post & Entrepreneur Magazine.She has also moderated/participated on panels at Harvard Business School, Wharton, Northwestern & Columbia. Jasbina previously practiced law in San Francisco and Chicago. She earned her B.A/M.A. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University, and JD from the University of Michigan Law School. Jasbina can be contacted at info@intersectionsmatch.com.

Indian Designer Brings Professional Interior Design to Military Families

This Indian-Born Designer Is Helping Military Families Across America

Founder Sheena Newman launched the company as a need to create beautifully designed spaces at an affordable price. As the wife of a Marine Corps officer, the couple moved over six times in the span of three years. As a result, Sheena had to find a way to make each new house feel like home. With the cost of hiring a traditional interior designer out of the question, Sheena launched Apartment 73 – a simple, fast and affordable alternative.

Seeing tremendous success in such a short amount of time, Apartment 73 launched their Military Discount Program, where any military member or veteran can receive 50% off Apartment 73’s interior design services. “As the wife of a Marine, I understand the need make each new place feel like home. It’s my privilege to provide professional interior design services for the families who sacrifice so much,” said Newman.

Extremely organized and design obsessed, Sheena grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. She is the daughter of a dentist and an aerospace engineer, and the older sister to an attorney. She had the opportunity to explore the arts at an early age thanks to a progressive academic curriculum and parents who championed creative pursuits such as figure skating, drawing, sewing and an endless array of crafts. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA followed by a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) from Northeastern University. Soon after graduating from business school, Sheena met her husband and together they began investing in and re-designing real estate properties throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Apartment 73 is an online interior design and decorating company. For a one-time flat fee, the platform allows users to work virtually one-on-one with a professional interior designer to create a beautifully designed space. The final design includes everything the user needs to set up their room including: a style board, floor plan and click n’ buy shopping list. Within a few days, the professional interior designer creates a beautiful and functional space, no matter what the user’s budget or style is.

Apartment 73 utilizes a curated team of in-house interior designers to give each user a more personalized experience. In addition, with access to over 250,000 online brands and products they provide stunning interior design for a fraction of the cost of a traditional interior designer.