From May 4-8, 2011, the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) presents the 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), the oldest and most prestigious Indian film festival in the country, with 25 feature films, documentaries, and shorts from and about the Indian subcontinent screening over five days. NYIFF features a mix of film screenings, discussions, industry panels, nightly parties, an awards ceremony, and gala red carpet events.
The U.S. premiere of Disney’s Do Dooni Chaar directed by Habib Faisal and starring Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, kicks off the New York Indian Film Festival with a star-studded Opening Night red carpet at the Paris Theatre in Manhattan, followed by a gala benefit dinner at the Jumeirah Essex House. H.E. Meera Shankar, India’s Ambassador to the United States, will deliver the welcome address. Film festival screenings will take place from May 5 through May 8 at Tribeca Cinemas, including the Centerpiece selection – the New York Premiere of Aparna Sen’s Iti Mrinalini , followed by an afterparty at Tribeca Bar. The Festival’s Closing night selection, the U.S. Premiere of Rituparno Ghosh’s Nauka Dubi, will screen at Asia Society followed by the annual awards ceremony and afterparty. In addition, the festival is hosting an exclusive celebrity-filled celebration honoring the 150th anniversary of the birth of India’s legendary Nobel Prize-winning artist and poet Rabinranath Tagore at Asia Society on May 8.
Making its U.S. Premiere...
March 10, 2012
Jeremy Lin is a marked man in the NBA. Whether an opposing point guard or marketers, all want a piece of him.
The New York Daily News reports Lin said on Friday “I don’t know if it is me or maybe the Knicks." “Maybe all of us. I don’t know. But teams definitely come after us and play hard against us. We’ve had a little bit of media attention and that may have a little to do with that.”
All that attention, however, has its drawbacks. After Lin was manhandled by the Miami Heat two weeks ago, Carmelo Anthony told his teammate that he was now on every team’s “scouting report.”
Lin was roughed up by the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday — the same team that he had torched for 28 points and 14 assists 10 days earlier. In fact, Jason Kidd floored Lin with a hard foul to the head. Mike D’Antoni argued that a flagrant should have been called and instead the head coach was whistled for a technical.
For the full story:
Linsanity Etiquette 101 - The Historical Milestone Jeremy Lin Achieved - For All of Us
March 9, 2012:
The greatest thing about Linsanity is that Jeremy Lin can win, he can lose, but he has already achieved the near impossible. In just a few short weeks, he's turned a country on its head and made it examine how...
MyFoxNY.com reporter Ti-Hua Chang, MSNBC anchor Richard Lui, NY1‘s CeFaan Kim and Michelle Yu, spoken word poet Kelly Tsai and actress Jen Kwok will emcee the 32nd Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Union Square Park (East 17th between Broadway and Park Avenue) in New York from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Organized by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans since 1971, this annual festival is the longest running and largest event celebrating Pan Asian heritage on the East Coast.
List of Performing Artists:
Music: Hsu-nami, PaperDoll, Reni Mimura, Dana Leong ft. Le Zhang, Nina Sophia Mojares, and Nuf Said ft. Ioana Vintu
Dance: Polynesian Dance, New York Chinese Cultural Center, and Yosakoi Dance
Martial Arts Demonstrations: Chinese Freemason Athletic Club,...
Madison Square Garden, New York City
By Suzanne Joe Kai
March 11, 2012
I spent the day today watching a Knicks game. This time it wasn't on a television screen from California but up close, live and in person at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
I was on the court, literally, at today's pre-game practice, behind the scenes embedded with veteran sports reporters, at the pre and post game press conference with the coach, and yes - in the locker room with Jeremy Lin.
Stay tuned soon for our feature on Jeremy Lin, Mr. Linsanity himself. Meanwhile, we have posted a few photographs from today.
The greatest thing about Linsanity is that Jeremy Lin can win, he can lose, but he has already achieved the near impossible.
In just a few short weeks, he's turned a country on its head and made it examine how Asian Americans are viewed in the mainstream.
As we watched him in person today, we saw a very talented 23 year old basketball player with a great career ahead of him.
We also thought of the historical milestone he has already achieved - for all of us.
Video screenshots are below.
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Endo has recorded five CDs of original taiko compositions and was a featured artist on the TV special “Spirit of Taiko” in America. He has performed for musicians Michael Jackson, and Prince as well as the late Princess Diana...