“Every new child born is proof that God is not yet discouraged of men”

The attached article talks about Sean Penn being the keynote speaker at the AAPI convention. Pretty standard fare, except it was desi related – one, because of the 2000 Indian doctors and their families in attendance, and secondly, Penn acknowledging his inspiration for doing relief work in Haiti came from a quote by Tagore. As you mayContinue reading ““Every new child born is proof that God is not yet discouraged of men””

Silk Threads Fashion Extravaganza Benefiting the American Cancer Society

By Carlisa Dorsey on May 6, 2010 http://www.dfwtalkscancer.org/ The American Cancer Society was the charity of choice at Silk Threads, Inc.’s April 25 launch of their new collection. The exclusive, invitation only event was held at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas. At the close of the fashion show, Society Regional Vice President Maria Clark wasContinue reading “Silk Threads Fashion Extravaganza Benefiting the American Cancer Society”

Book Review: Atlas of Unknowns, by Tania James

Book Review: Atlas of Unknowns, by Tania James This is a debut book by Tania James, an Indian-American born and raised in Kentucky. The book is set in the southern Indian state of Kerala, and follows the story of two sisters, Linno and Anju Vallara, and the cast of characters surrounding them. Linno has anContinue reading “Book Review: Atlas of Unknowns, by Tania James”

Book Review: Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry

Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, made into a movie of the same name starring Roshan Seth and Naseeruddin Shah This book was Mistry’s first novel, but reading through it, one does not get that impression, as the novel is amazingly powerful and gripping – with great attention toContinue reading “Book Review: Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry”

Book Review: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

  A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry   Nominated for the Booker Prize. On Oprah’s Book Club.   As The Guardian put it, the book is “A masterpiece of illumination and grace. Like all great fiction, it transforms our understanding of life”.   After reading the 600+ pages of the book, one may say that thisContinue reading “Book Review: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry”

The great Indian Bling Connect

Forecast for 2009 is to go the Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum and Christina Christina Aguilera Aguilera way. Fashionistas, take note. Indian accessories truly are the next big thing worldwide. And there’s sound reason for this forecast. Indian fashion never had a field day like it did last year. International celebrities including the likes of PussyContinue reading “The great Indian Bling Connect”

The DFW Desi, Vol. 189: Ponzi Scheme Worldwide | The Shoe Thrower

   Click here if you cannot see this newsletter in color <!– –> about & latest news archives blog advertise sign-up vol. 189, Dec. 20, 2008   <!– –> reflections from self… (Unsubscription instructions at the bottom) So you thought corruption only happened in third world countries…You thought con operations only happened to stupid people andContinue reading “The DFW Desi, Vol. 189: Ponzi Scheme Worldwide | The Shoe Thrower”

A first hand account ofthe carnage at The Oberoi

Posted by: “sugrutha” sugrutha@yahoo.com Mon Dec 1, 2008 4:53 pm (PST) Rohan’s written account of his father’s ordeal, Apoorv Parikh who wasdining with lawyer Anand Bhatt and Pankaj Shah, both of whom died. From: PARIKH RohanSent: Saturday, November 29, 2008 6:36 PMTo: MOTWANI DheerajSubject: FW: The Mumbai Attacks Dear friends, First, I wanted to thankContinue reading “A first hand account ofthe carnage at The Oberoi”

Bombay: wealthy owe lives to hotel’s cummerbund heroes

From The Times http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5254371.ece Bombay: wealthy owe lives to hotel’s cummerbund heroes Staff shielded guests from gunmen’s bullets <!– Remove following to not show photographer information –><!– Remove following to not show image description –> A hotel worker is helped by a colleague after jumping from a higher floor <!– Remove following to not showContinue reading “Bombay: wealthy owe lives to hotel’s cummerbund heroes”