Bangalore Literature Festival

I had three sessions at the Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF) Bangalore delivered great weather for the crowds at Lalit Ashok hotel.  How nice to see thousands of people gather because of a love of reading and of books. Was great fun to be on the “Red Couch” for a one-on-one session with editor Rashmi Menon…

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Expressing the Erotic: Indian Dance

What an amazing event to moderate.  Thank you Madhu Natraj and Praveen Kumar, dancers extraordinaire.  Also Su Iyer who stepped in and sang beautifully.  

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Heritage Spirits of India

We had a sold out event.  Took us two months to put it together–  Jenny Pinto and I.  Thanks to our panelists who flew in for the event.  Thanks to Jenny for the after party 🙂 where we tasted Desmond’s Mahua in her beautiful Bangalore home.  Visit her website for the lovely paper lamps that she makes.

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I am moderating “Hippocratic,” the film

For anyone dealing with illness in loved ones, for anyone who wonders about the scope and limits of medicine, for anyone who is a caregiver, for anyone who has experienced or aided in pain, watch this inspiring film narrated by the inimitable David Suchet. A film on an Indian doctor, who will be present at…

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Talk at ABB

So I have been giving a lot of talks these days.  As any parent knows, having a group of people listen without interruption is like a dream.  At home, of course, my opinions and advice are laughed at by my kids.  So it was a treat to talk to young college students about the importance of…

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Hum Raag performs at Bharat Kalachar, Chennai on April 11th at 6:30 pm. Please come.

We are so thrilled to be going to Chennai.  Mrs. YGP is a doyenne in the field of education.  She started Padma Seshadri School.  Her son YG Mahendra is a theatre and film actor.  Now, three generations are running the cultural component of the school– called Bharat Kalachar.  Madhuvanti Arun is YGM’s daughter.  If you…

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