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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Biz Asia

If you want all the latest breaking Asian media news 24/7, then you need to visit Biz Asia. And just what is Biz Asia?

Biz Asia is the UK's first ever website providing you with the latest from the world of Asian media. Biz Asia follows the success of MB Asia, which was available as part of the Media Bullet Network. MB Asia launched on Monday 5th April 2004, replacing Media Bullet's longest running website ZEE UK Unofficial.

Biz Asia's aim is to bring you the latest from Asian media news including information on TV and radio. Biz Asia will be bringing you the absolute latest from the world of UK Asian media, directly from the channels themselves. We will continue with Media 247's trend of being the first in breaking news, before anyone else.

Courtesy Biz Asia

So visit soon and get your fill of all the latest news and don't forget to sign up for their newsletter.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Decorating Your House in India Style

I have decorated my home over the past few years with different items from India. Wanting to add more of the style of India, I recently purchased the book titled just that - 'India Style' by Alexandra Bonfante-Warren and can't wait to start incorporating the ideas given within it.

For anyone who wants to add a little culture to their home based on the concepts from India, this is the book to get. You'll love it!

Here is the book's description, which is given on

"From the Taj Mahal to modest dwellings made of mud or wood, India is a world rich in color, texture, and style--and these dazzling full-color images of the country's architecture and interior design elements focus on just those aspects easily adaptable to Western homes. Every photo provides a wealth of inspiration for totally redoing your house or simply giving a room an Indian flair. Tour traditional and contemporary Indian homes to see how their extraordinarily vivid palettes--bright baby blues and pinks enhanced with favorite images, sophisticated combinations such as the saffron and plum of Buddhist monks, or the sober, rich hue of deep, pure indigo--can infuse your walls, furnishings, shutters, or doorways with India style. Feel the power and excitement of the carved wooden furniture, hammered brass bowls, Mughal miniatures, magnificent silk textiles, and time-ripened antique rugs. Then bring the passion and diversity of India to bear on your own exotic retreat."

As I add the ideas in the book, I'll be sure to upload the pics here for you to see.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Journey through Indian Music

Sometime back, I wrote about my first experience with live Indian music. It was at a local multicultural center and featured the ace percussionist Shri Nitin Mitta on tabla.

The concert was titled - Journey through Indian Music and the article I wrote about it was called Indian Night in Providence, RI

I enjoyed all of the performances immensely, but watching Nitin on the tabla was simply, nothing short of amazing. I had never seen or heard anything like it. He was in Providence again last weekend, along with Shri Puspen Dey on the sarod, but with a heavy heart and great disappointment, I regret to say that I was not able to attend.

Besides the audio and video clips on Nitin's site, here are the two clips I have found on the Web, as he accompanied the famous sitar player Pt. Nayan Ghosh last year. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Breaking the Wall of Ignorance

Mr. Ashish Bhatia, a fellow member on one of my writing groups has created and directed a documentary titled Breaking the Wall of Ignorance. It is about a special school for mentally handicapped children in India. It is a very touching, as well as an informative film that brings the awareness of this important subject to the fore.


Please watch it and leave him your comments there and here also, if you wish.