We’ve curated a selection of art exhibits spanning several countries—India, Japan, Egypt and Nepal—that are worth checking out at galleries and museums in New York City this winter.
The young songstress Shuba Vedula, better known as Shuba, shared with us how she started her singing career and how she hopes listeners will connect with her new single “Around Me”.
Born in Hong Kong, and currently living between New York City and Manila, Dinisha Gagoomal graduated from Parsons School with a degree in Fashion Design. Her recent collection, “The Duality of Movement,” incorporates elements from performance-based methods in movement psychology to inform the silhouette of her garments.
Aahana Kumra is a fresh new face in world cinema that is going places. Right now, she’s on a whirlwind tour promoting her latest flick Lipstick Under My Burkha—centred around four Indian women searching for a little freedom in their lives—which has been banned in India for being “too lady-oriented”. But that hasn’t stopped audiences around the world from embracing the film about female desire, a topic that seems to be too much for India’s Censor Board to handle. We caught up with Aahana, who began her career as a theatre actress, to learn more about her and the film which has already won several awards at festivals across the globe.
We begin our spotlight on the South Asian women at the 2017 edition of the New York Indian Film Festival by interviewing the Festival’s leading lady, Aroon Shivdasani, who provided insight into what moviegoers can expect this year at the annual event in New York City which celebrates the cultural diversity in filmmaking.