Baltimore county to honor 3 south asians for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Baltimore county to honor 3 south asians for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Baltimore County announced this week the 2017 recipients of the county’s Asian American Excellence Award — a recognition event to be held in May, which is designated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The award is presented annually to individuals whose life work has successfully contributed to the vitality of the greater Baltimore County region, ..

Bollywood Star Vinod Khanna dead at 70

Bollywood Star Vinod Khanna dead at 70

MUMBAI (Diya TV) — Veteran Bollywood sensation Vinod Khanna passed on Thursday at the age of 70, according to a hospital statement. Khanna died of advanced bladder cancer on Thursday morning, said Tushar Pania, from the HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Mumbai. Khanna, who was dubbed Bollywood’s “original heartthrob,” had reportedly been battling the ..

New York City will host the 18th annual IIFA awards this July

New York City will host the 18th annual IIFA awards this July

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — The countdown to India’s biggest, most extravagant and spectacular global celebration of cinema has begun, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced Wednesday that New York City will play host to the organization’s 18th edition of the IIFA Weekend and Awards festival. The festival, one of the world’s most renowned and ..

Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan and Dave Holland to perform in New Jersey

Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan and Dave Holland to perform in New Jersey

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, along with accomplished bassist Dave Holland and singer Shankar Mahadevan will perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall on Nov. 5. The performance, which has been dubbed “Crosscurrents,” will be delivered as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival. Other notable musicians such as saxophonist ..

15th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles kicks off tonight

15th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles kicks off tonight

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Now in it’s 15th year, the Indian Films Festival of Los Angeles is scheduled to kick off tonight with the premiere of “Lipstick Under My Burkha.” Widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally, this year’s rendition of the festival will take place from April 5-9, and will be held at Regal L.A. ..

Third Annual Dallas South Asian Film Festival opens March 3

Third Annual Dallas South Asian Film Festival opens March 3

DALLAS (Diya TV) — This year’s DFW South Asian Film Festival will kick off on March 3rd. The three-day extravaganza will open festivities with a screening of bold and sensitive film about race and ethnicity, A Billion Colour Story, directed by Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy and produced by Satish Kaushik. “We are excited and honored to welcome the Texas ..

Pixar Partners with Khan Academy to launch online storytelling course

Pixar Partners with Khan Academy to launch online storytelling course

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Pixar Animation Studios is partnering with Khan Academy to launch the first of six free online lessons covering the art of storytelling, the course is taught by Pete Docter, Mark Andrews, and other filmmakers from the renowned Disney-owned studio. The new series includes Pete Docter, director of “Inside Out,” “Up” and ..

Indian American designers make their mark at the New York Fashion Week

Indian American designers make their mark at the New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Indian American and Chicago-based fashion designer Mac Duggal made his New York Fashion Week debut this year, among the items featured this year from his highly-acclaimed ‘Fabulouss!’ line were a prom collection for plus-sized teens, who often go unrepresented in the fashion industry. Duggal’s line has become the gold standard in plus size ..

Sikh Band White Sun wins Grammy for Best New Age Album

Sikh Band White Sun wins Grammy for Best New Age Album

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Adam Berry, best known in Hollywood for his four seasons spent as the musical director of the television show “South Park,” also co-founded the Santa Monica-based band White Sun. He already has two Emmy awards in his trophy case. Bery and his bandmates can now add “Grammy-award winning” to their biography section. ..

Priyanka Chopra to appear on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Priyanka Chopra to appear on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The People’s Choice Award winner, ‘Quantico’ star ‘Baywatch’ babe Priyanka Chopra is set to appear on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ tonight. This will be PC’s first appearance on Colbert after appearing on other late night shows hosted by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel & NBC’s Jimmy Fallon. Tonight’s episode will also ..

Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone set to make her Hollywood debut

Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone set to make her Hollywood debut

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Bollywood Superstar Deepika Padukone is scheduled to makes rounds on America’s hit talks shows coming next week. The leading lady of India’s cinema scape, Padukone is known to be one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. She is not the only one making strides on this side of the Pacific. While ..