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lavina melwani
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Like a fragrant, rich over-ripe Alphonso mango, the union of Anu and Neeral has all the ‘rasa’ – the juice of the culture of the Indian sub-continent, the exuberance of a big fat Indian wedding. It’s a joyous story of parents, siblings, extended families and friends all coming together for a delirious celebration, the union of a same sex couple in the open and with the beating of noisy, happy drums.
Check out the photo gallery & their story! ‪#‎gaypride‬
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Bazodee - love, Bollywood style.
Will Trinidad become the next hot Bollywood location?
"The Trini dollar buys incredible amounts of production value, which I believe is extremely enticing for a production company that is open-minded. In addition, Trinidad is so much fun and so incredibly beautiful, but has all the amenities of a first-world country. Production in Trinidad should be seriously considered.."
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Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
This is the shortest film in the world about a son's very special gift to his father, directed by the wonderful Nagesh Kukunoor. It's just 6 minutes long but packs a punch!
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In India, my visit to the Kingdom of Clay Pots and what I carried back!
My photo and text essay

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Never Bring a Taste of water from Pots . And We drink Water wit soil Smell really nice
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Family Life by Akhil Sharma just won £100,000 International Dublin Literary Award - the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English.

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“Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you just asked him, he’d tell you. He’d tell you he was the double greatest; that he’d ‘handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail.’
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Like a fragrant, rich over-ripe Alphonso mango, the union of Anu and Neeral has all the ‘rasa’ – the juice of the culture of the Indian sub-continent, the exuberance of a big fat Indian wedding. It’s a joyous story of parents, siblings, extended families and friends all coming together for a delirious celebration, the union of a same sex couple in the open and with the beating of noisy, happy drums.
Check out the photo gallery & their story! ‪#‎gaypride‬
http://bit.ly/28TCgan
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Bazodee - love, Bollywood style.
Will Trinidad become the next hot Bollywood location?
"The Trini dollar buys incredible amounts of production value, which I believe is extremely enticing for a production company that is open-minded. In addition, Trinidad is so much fun and so incredibly beautiful, but has all the amenities of a first-world country. Production in Trinidad should be seriously considered.."
http://bit.ly/28OqvWj
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Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
This is the shortest film in the world about a son's very special gift to his father, directed by the wonderful Nagesh Kukunoor. It's just 6 minutes long but packs a punch!
http://bit.ly/1n9YxRl
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In India, my visit to the Kingdom of Clay Pots and what I carried back!
My photo and text essay

http://bit.ly/1Xq48bN
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Family Life by Akhil Sharma just won £100,000 International Dublin Literary Award - the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English.

http://bit.ly/T1DUxk
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“Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you just asked him, he’d tell you. He’d tell you he was the double greatest; that he’d ‘handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail.’
http://bit.ly/1UrfOED
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Have her in circles
569 people
Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami's profile photo
Nina Paley's profile photo
Harsh Vardhan's profile photo
Priyanka Chowdary's profile photo
Anindya Majumder's profile photo
Aaditya Kumar's profile photo
Deepak Sathe's profile photo
Mohammad Noor Alam (The Peacemaker)'s profile photo
Ajay Baddur's profile photo
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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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  • Publisher and blogger
    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
Introduction
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 -
www.childrenshopeindia.org

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Delhi - Hong Kong - Kinshasa - New York
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Every once in a while there comes along a maverick actor, who lives his characters effortlessly. So much so that even with a few minutes of

Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, January 13th - The New Yorker
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“Unbelievable—Lohri’s not even over and already the stores are putting out their Baisakhi stuff.”

Is Life Destiny or Choice? | LinkedIn
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When Sheena Iyengar went to Spain, people sometimes came up and asked her for a lottery ticket. “Because that is what blind people do in Spa

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