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  • Diwali fundraiser dinner, Redbird preview, Nobu 20-year anniversary omakase

    Diwali fundraiser dinner, Redbird preview, Nobu 20-year anniversary omakase
    The L.A. Mumbai Sister City Affiliation is celebrating Diwali (India's festival of lights) with a special fundraiser dinner Oct. 12 at the Bombay Cafe. The evening will include food, and wines by Alexana Estate Vineyards and Winery, as well as a dance performance, tarot readings, henna painting and gift bags filled with Indian spices, teas, scarves and accessories. Festivities will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a table of 10. Proceeds will benefit Americares India's flagship mobile medical program, which provides medical aid to residents of Mumbai's slums. Checks must be sent to L.A. Mumbai Sister City, c/o Mira Honeycutt, 2283 W. 21st St., Los Angeles, CA 90018 by Oct. 3 to purchase tickets. 12021 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles,
  • India's privileged youth caught between old and new [Commentary]

    India's privileged youth caught between old and new [Commentary]
    One by one, my students sat down to discuss their topics for a feature story assignment. A quiet and thoughtful young woman in her mid 20s — call her Veena — proposed an article about the lasting damage inflicted by child sexual abuse, a...

    Shah Rukh Khan Launches 'Happy New Year' Trailer

    A trailer launch for a film that releases in barely a couple of months, but still gives away almost nothing of the story might be a problem for a Hollywood movie. But for a Bollywood event film such as the upcoming "Happy New Year," such teasing is simply...

    India's Videocon d2h to Seek IPO

    HONG KONG - India's largest direct to home satellite TV carrier Videocon d2h is set to get a stock market listing within the next four months. Videocon d2h is a subsidiary of home appliances and energy group Videocon Industries, which is already...

    'Siddharth' exposes India's tragic, dark truths

     'Siddharth' exposes India's tragic, dark truths
    Hope is an open wound in "Siddharth," the story of a man's search for his missing son. Taking his inspiration from the firsthand account of a father who was already a year into such a search, writer-director Richie Mehta has made a film of subdued but...