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lavina melwani
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It’s a God-given gift.
Kailash Kher’s unique voice which makes you lose yourself – and also find yourself – in his soul-stirring music. Indeed, if you want to discover truths about life and humanity in a tornado of music, there is no better venue than a Kailash Kher concert. Don't miss tomorrow's big bash in Manhattan!
Check out my one-on-one interview with Kailash Kher

http://bit.ly/1zkKeoi
Kailash Kher and Kailasa in a powerful concert in Manhattan, organized by SAMAA.
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What would be a filmiholic’s idea of heaven? A week full of back-to-back viewings of the most intriguing films, a mixed bag of drama, suspense, comedy and chills – by some of the most noted directors in Indian cinema. Think Vishal Bharadwaj, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, Hansal Mehta and Shonali Bose.
#indiancinema
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NYIFF 2015 brings a diverse collection of independent films from South Asia to New York, with noted filmmakers like Vishal Bhardwaj and Shonali Bose.
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Awesome movie....Kalki is nurturing herself with every movie
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"Mango is acting very pricey this summer!" Be prepared for really expensive Indian mangoes this year
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Thanks for the warning but it won't stop me craving my favourite fruit. Just bought three today
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In India, skin color seems to dominate all else. In this land of ‘wheatish’ skin, why is white skin so cherished and so desired? Why is black denigrated? A new ad for jewelry features the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, white as can be, and a small dark child slave holding an umbrella over her head. What were the creators of this ad thinking?
Is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's new ad racist?
http://bit.ly/1OGxKJo
A jewelry ad featuring Aishwarya Rai has raised issues of racism and skin color prejudice.
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+Karen Gorur Good question - would love you to add this response after the article so it can be shared with readers and start a dialogue on Lassi with Lavina Thanks.
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'Slumdog' author is India's new foreign ministry spokesman
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Diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose bestselling debut novel was turned into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", has been appointed India's new foreign ministry spokesman, reports and a source said Thursday. Swarup will take over from charismatic spokesman Syed Akbaruddin who has spent four years as the Indian foreign ministry's frontman, a source in the ministry said. Swarup, an Indian Foreign Service officer, has served several stints overse...
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A Hindu wedding for US Congresswoman TulsiGabbard
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It’s a God-given gift.
Kailash Kher’s unique voice which makes you lose yourself – and also find yourself – in his soul-stirring music. Indeed, if you want to discover truths about life and humanity in a tornado of music, there is no better venue than a Kailash Kher concert. Don't miss tomorrow's big bash in Manhattan!
Check out my one-on-one interview with Kailash Kher #Kailashkher

http://bit.ly/1zkKeoi
Kailash Kher and Kailasa in a powerful concert in Manhattan, organized by SAMAA.
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What would be a filmiholic’s idea of heaven? A week full of back-to-back viewings of the most intriguing films, a mixed bag of drama, suspense, comedy and chills – by some of the most noted directors in Indian cinema. Think Vishal Bharadwaj, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, Hansal Mehta and Shonali Bose.
http://bit.ly/1QFElr8  #Indiancinema
NYIFF 2015 brings a diverse collection of independent films from South Asia to New York, with noted filmmakers like Vishal Bhardwaj and Shonali Bose.
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"Mango is acting very pricey this summer!" Be prepared for really expensive Indian mangoes this year
http://bit.ly/1JCANR1
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In India, skin color seems to dominate all else. In this land of ‘wheatish’ skin, why is white skin so cherished and so desired? Why is black denigrated? A new ad for jewelry features the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, white as can be, and a small dark child slave holding an umbrella over her head. What were the creators of this ad thinking?
Is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's new ad racist?
http://bit.ly/1OGxKJo
A jewelry ad featuring Aishwarya Rai has raised issues of racism and skin color prejudice.
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A Hindu wedding for US Congresswoman TulsiGabbard
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He's been Shiva & Krishna, mythical heroes & ordinary humans, and traveled the globe, telling tales through dance.
My interview with noted Odissi dancer Ramli Ibrahim which appeared in Hinduism Today
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Ramli Ibrahim brings Indian classical dance to Malaysia and the world through the Sutra Dance Theaterand Sutra Foundation, spotlighting Odissi dance.
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I have written for several publications including The Hindu, India Today, Daily Mail, Outlook, Newsday, Hindustan Times, Wall Street Journal, The Week, Asia Inc., The Tatler, Art & Antiques, and Travel Plus. I also write for several inflight magazines.
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Features, long form witing, columns, profiles, reviews, interviews and blogging
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    Lassi with Lavina - A Billion Stories to Be Shared www.lassiwithlavina.com People - Arts - Food - Travel - Trends - Fashion - Bollywood thru the prism of India
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New York based journalist for several international pubications and blogger at Lassi with Lavina
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I'm a New York based journalist for several international publications. I love writing about people, art & culture, movies, food and travel, all through the prism of India.
 I also blog at Lassi with Lavina - and invite everyone to come share a glass of chilled lassi - mango, sweet or salty!
 
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I am a co-founder and board member of Children's Hope India, a NY based non-profit which works for children's health and education. Please get involved and support it -
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Delhi - Hong Kong - Kinshasa - New York
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