Tag Archives: India

Help Me to Support Education and Orphan Care in Bihar, India

Bodhgaya, India.  One of the highlights of my pilgrimage to India has been meeting Ranjan Kumar, founder and president of the Gyanjyoti Rural Development Welfare Trust. Ranjan is a 22-year-old Indian Hindu whose passion and education is rural development. He aspires to become a member of the national government here where he can help improve […]

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Indo-American Arts Council: Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council is delighted to announce the IAAC’s Eighth Annual Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance in three parts – OUTDOORS at Wagner Park, Battery Park City, hosted by The Battery Dance Festival on Saturday, August 15 from 6:30-8:30pm, an INDOOR concert entitled AN EVENING OF POETRY, DANCED at Schimmel […]

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Greenpeace India is Fighting for Survival; Call to Ban Ki-moon

By Samit Aich, Director, Greenpeace India Greenpeace India is under threat — and could be shut down permanently. India is poised to lead the world on tackling climate change and reducing poverty by showing we can move from dirty to clean, renewable energy. But over the last few months, government authorities here have been doing […]

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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

New York, N.Y.  The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing. Not knowing as much about Indian cinema as I […]

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NYC’s Delhi Art Gallery Opens First International Gallery

New York, N.Y.  India’s Delhi Art Gallery has announced the opening of its first international venture, a stunning, 7000-square-foot gallery space in the iconic Fuller Building on New York’s Madison Avenue, beginning March 18, 2015. Its first exhibition, India Modern, will preview on the evening of March 17 for select, by-invitation only, guests.  I was […]

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Thousands in India Able to Watch Banned Gang Rape Documentary

New Delhi, India.  Despite a ban put in place by India on a controversial BBC documentary on the infamous 2012 gang rape in New Delhi, the film has been viewed online by tens of thousands in the country. The documentary has triggered frenzied debate on women’s issues and free speech. Adivasi women dancing, India. Simon Williams / Ekta […]

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Honoring Young Leaders and Humanitarians at U.N. Mission

New York, N.Y.  Fifteen years ago, I began a journey of unknown destination. Last week, we celebrated that journey — and the many people who have journeyed with us. Many destinations — Haiti, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Cuba – have become apparent over the years, as has our focus on the arts, education and orphan […]

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The Peace We Seek: President Obama Speaks to the People of India

Mumbai, India.  On his last day in India, President Obama delivered a message from America to the people of India on the importance of our relationship as true global partners. “I’m here because I’m absolutely convinced that both our peoples will have more jobs and opportunity, and our nations will be more secure, and the […]

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