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, ..
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 (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 ..
LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — The 15th annual Indian Film Festival kicked off Wednesday evening with the opening night film Lipstick Under My Burkha. One of the words that stood out during red carpet interviews was ‘bold’. This is absolutely the case with the opening night film. It is apparently so bold that it is currently banned ..
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 ..
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. ..
NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Priyanka Chopra went on Jimmy Fallon’s Show and got a little homesick. Not for long, because the Fallon crew arranged for some Thandai and some colors for the two play Holi on national television. Priyanka as always being the ambassador for some things Indian, has brought attention to the Indian Film Industry and now ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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. ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The Genesis Prize Foundation announced this week that Anish Kapoor, the Turner Prize-winning artist, has been named its laureate for 2017. The annual prize recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to Jewish politics and culture, it comes with a $1 million cash prize. Kapoor, whose mother is Jewish, ..
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 ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Maestro Zakir Hussain was honored with a lifetime achievement award from SFJazz for his historic and groundbreaking contributions to the music community, the award was presented to him by former Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart. SFJazz was founded in 1983, and is regarded as one of the world’s leading cultural ..
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 ..
SAN ANTONIO (Diya TV) — There isn’t much left to be said about basketball star Tim Duncan, whose understated demeanor belied his intense pursuit to be the best at his craft. After leading the San Antonio Spurs to five NBA championships over nearly two decades of play, Duncan retired this summer, leaving a void the ..