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Bad Indian: New Web Series Offers Fresh Take on Indian-American Life

Paul Cantor | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Paul Cantor

If you're an upwardly-mobile Indian-American, quitting your job in aerospace and defense to make an Internet comedy series is almost certainly not a part of the plan. But that's what rookie producer/screenwriter Janaki Tambe recently did.

Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Jim Luce

In looking back at 2013's most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the U.S.S. Intrepid along the West Side ...

Indo-American Arts Council at Fifteen with Who's Who of South Asian Celebrities

Jim Luce | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Jim Luce

No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything...

SAMAA Dedicated to Keeping Indian Classical Music Alive

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Preserving the classics is a noble endeavor. Jazz, for example, is an original American music art form that once dominated the airwaves, dance halls,...

PlayMusician Committed to Promoting Diverse Musical Talent

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Variety is wonderful, and that is exactly what you get at PlayMusician Jam Nights (PM-jamnites). For audiences open to experiencing an array of music...

New Indian Wines Add to New York's Diverse Cuisine Scene

Jim Luce | Posted 07.30.2013 | Taste
Jim Luce

One of the things I love most about New York City -- why I moved here 30 years ago -- is its dynamic multicultural scene. European immigrants long ago...

With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The closing gala for this year's New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU's Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artist...

NY Indian American Film Festival Triumphant in 13th Year

Jim Luce | Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony at NYU's Skirball Center last week, in the...

Who I Was and Who I Want to Be -- Indian Americans in Media

Pari Mathur | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media
Pari Mathur

In media, we are portrayed as the self conscious and awkward best friend, tech-support, or the group of people with accents. The reality is, we're not. Growing up and living here in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Indian-Americans run the show

Rajat Gupta and Dharun Ravi: Two Trials, One Lesson

Sandip Roy | Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime
Sandip Roy

Gupta's supporters will say he took on the government because he was convinced of his own innocence. As was Ravi. But was it a conviction born out of a sense of his own innocence or a hubris born out of wealth and privilege?

NYC Finance, Fashion Merge at Amrita Singh Penthouse

Jim Luce | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Jim Luce

As a woman and a jewelry designer, I understand what it means to adorn a woman's body with my pieces," Amrita told me. "Now, I'm working with a larger canvas -- a woman's home -- and there is no better way to engage a woman's soul than to help her adorn her home."

Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art -- in Atlanta

Jim Luce | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Don Rubin and his wife Shelley have introduced an exceptional, personal collection of modern and contemporary South Asian art at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.

For Indian Americans, Honoring Veteran's Day Signifies Service, Patriotism

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ravi Chaudhary

As I sit down with my family this Veteran's Day, I'll think of patriots who take time each week to pledge their support to raise awareness for veterans in their communities through their own cultural lens.