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Keeping the Max alive – or what my first Max meant to me

I wrote down a rush of thoughts on my way home from my first Adobe Max conference. I planned to add pictures before posting but then life got in the way – homework, haircuts, snotty noses and shots. BUT the creative voice shall prevail. Indie nari was there and Indie Nari will share. For those […]

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About a sister: Payal Sethi’s ‘Leeches’

A few weeks ago, while scouring the internet for ‘meaning’, I came across a warmly lit image of a little Indian girl in a black burkha, standing in front of a yellow-green wooden door. The image tugged at my heart, so I delved deeper. The image led me to a film in the works called Leeches, […]

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Rajat Kapoor: True to his vision

An Indian Film and Theater Director, writer and actor that I have admired for many years is, Rajat Kapoor. He has an impressive, and prolific body of work. In April, I had the pleasure of watching his latest film Ankhon Dekhi, at IFFLA, which I loved and wrote about here. A few lucky people in America will have the opportunity […]

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My piece on SOLD in Mint Lounge

Today is a happy day, an article I wrote about the film ‘SOLD’ was published in one of my favorite Indian publications, Mint Lounge. I interviewed the Academy winning Director, Jeffrey D Brown in LA during IFFLA. Jeffrey is a compassionate, purpose driven human being. It is my honor to share his film and his mission with […]

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A conversation with Nagraj Manjule on Indie Nari TV

I met Nagraj Manjule the day before his beautiful film ‘Fandry’, a story about caste discrimination in India, won the award for ‘Best Feature’ at IFFLA. A fortnight later her won the National Award for the ‘Best Debut feature’ at the 61st Indian National Awards. I was struck by his humility and lack of pretension. Nagraj tells […]

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Creativity in the midst of Mothering

Been having major guilt about not posting more. There are so many ideas floating around in my head..too many ideas, too little time.. I am done with the edit of my video interview with Nagraj Manjule the Director of Fandry. I am excited about it, Nagraj is a an unaffected, honest, authentic human being who is an excellent […]

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Fandry: The Power of Storytelling

On the face of it, ‘Fandry’, Nagraj Manjule’s directorial debut, is an adolescent love story set in a remote village in Maharashtra. Jabya, a 14 year old Dalit boy falls in love with a beautiful upper caste girl in his school. Jabya sneaks stolen glances at Shalu, entranced by her beauty as she walks with […]

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IFFLA 2014 – A diverse cinematic feast for the spirit!

I was very fortunate to attend the Indian Film Festival in LA between April 8th and April 13th. I came away feeling truly inspired. On my first day there, I had the bright idea of shooting video of my experience, with my iPhone. I walked around with my iPhone on a monopod. It was fun, […]

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