Jim Luce on India & Indian-American Culture

J im Luce was introduced to India by his first Indian friend at college, Sundaram Tagore in 1980.  His first lengthy visit, a pilgrimage to Buddhist holy sites culminating with an audience with the Dali Lama, was in January 2012.

  1. New Indian Wines Add to New York’s Diverse Cuisine Scene
  2. With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Singh Emerges as Generational Voice
  3. Yale Honors Indian Actor Shah Rukh Khan
  4. Akanksha Foundation Wows NYC Crowd
  5. Extremist Threat Explored Think Tank at NY Indian Consulate
  6. My Favorite Coffee Table Book: India Unveiled
  7. Japanese Holistic Healer in NYC to Build School for Tibetan Orphans in India
  8. Indian-American Med Student on Malaria and Poverty in Nigeria


Robert Arnett’s India Unveiled is, for my taste, Coffee Book of the Decade.

Series on Indian Arts

  1. NY Indian American Film Festival Triumphant in 13th Year (pending)
  2. Bollywood for Beginners - An Insiders Guide
  3. Next Generation of Global Indian Cinema
  4. Bollywood’s Economic Impact — on New York
  5. The Two Krishnas: A Novel You Can’t Ignore
  6. A “Gandhi” for our Age: Indian Film on Independence
  7. New York Indian Film Festival Premieres Over Holiday Weekend
  8. Mani Ratnam’s Raavanan: The Must-See International Film of 2010
  9. Eleventh Annual New York Indian Film Festival Triumphant!
  10. Contemporary Indian Art Kicks off During Asian Contemporary Art Week 
  11. Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern Indian Art — in Atlanta 
  12. Indo-American Arts Council Fete Recreates Mughal Court in Manhattan
  13. Thought Leader and Global Citizen, India’s Filmmaker Mira Nair
  14. Indian Film Festival Thrills New York – Again
  15. Slumdog: Greater Insult “Slum,” Not “Dog”
  16. Contemporary Indian Art Kicks off During Asian Contemporary Art Week
  17. Indo-American Arts Council Feeds American Mind with Sub-Continental Culture

Series on Indian-American Culture

  1. Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC’s Indo-American Arts Council
  2. Asia Society’s President on Global Citizens Like Barack Obama
  3. Eleventh Annual New York Indian Film Festival Triumphant!
  4. Global Indians Illuminate Taj Pierre Hotel at Light of India Awards
  5. Revelers Celebrate Indian “Holi” Aboard “Peking” in New York
  6. Indian Spring Festival Holi, Celebrated at South Street Seaport
  7. Interview on Film “Holy Kitchens” – From Karma to Nirvana 
  8. Devi’s Closet Offers Indian Couture in NYC: For Rent 
  9. Finding Nirvana in New York City: Delicious Restaurant with a Heart
  10. Anglo-Indian Day Fete Combines Best of British, Indian Cultures
  11. Indians Around World Vote on Top Non-Residents

Series On Pilgrimage: Following the Footsteps of Buddha Across N.E. India in 15 Parts

For the complete listing of thematic stories, see Jim Luce Writes.

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The Editors
The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness is rhe communications platform of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org). Its Executive editor is Jim Luce, with Nigel Roberts Managing Director, John Lee as Culture & Lifestyle Editor, and Jeremy Hu Executive Director. There are now more than 100 contributors around the world to this publication.

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