US Lawmakers Laud Accomplishments of Indian-Americans at Congressional Diwali Celebration

US Lawmakers Laud Accomplishments of Indian-Americans at Congressional Diwali Celebration

The third annual Congressional Diwali celebration drew over 30 influential US lawmakers and 1,200 members of the Indian-American community to the iconic Library of Congress on Capitol Hill. Continue reading US Lawmakers Laud Accomplishments of Indian-Americans at Congressional Diwali Celebration

US Secretary of State John Kerry Hosts First-Ever Diwali Celebration at State Department

US Secretary of State John Kerry Hosts First-Ever Diwali Celebration at State Department

US Secretary of State John Kerry hosted the first-ever Diwali celebration at the State Department. It was a testament to the growing popularity of the festival of lights in America and the rising clout of the Indian-American community. Continue reading US Secretary of State John Kerry Hosts First-Ever Diwali Celebration at State Department

Director Deepa Mehta, Actress Seema Biswas Lead Panel on Women in Indian Cinema

Director Deepa Mehta, Actress Seema Biswas Lead Panel on Women in Indian Cinema

The fifth annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) kicked off with a special pre-festival event: an inspiring conversation on the role and evolution of women in cinema led by Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, international award-winning actress Seema Biswas, national award-winning actress Palomi Ghosh, and moderated by Monika Samtani, reporter for CBS station WUSA9 and President of Ms. Media. Continue reading Director Deepa Mehta, Actress Seema Biswas Lead Panel on Women in Indian Cinema

‘Sold’, an Expose of Child Trafficking, Wins Best Feature Film Award at DC South Asian Film Festival

‘Sold’, an Expose of Child Trafficking, Wins Best Feature Film Award at DC South Asian Film Festival

‘Sold’ is a must watch film which raises a clarion call for action. If it saves girls from being sold into sexual slavery, it will go down in the annals of cinematic history as a film which made a mighty difference. Watch it if only to reaffirm that we all have a conscience! Continue reading ‘Sold’, an Expose of Child Trafficking, Wins Best Feature Film Award at DC South Asian Film Festival