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From Cinderella to Buttercup to Kate Middleton, everybody loves a princess. But in “The Princess &The Pauper—A Bollywood Tale,” the very idea of a princess is getting a makeover—physically, emotionally and philosophically. “We’re talking about kids who figure out that, ‘Wait! I have a power,” said Anjna Swaminathan, who plays Princess Razia in the View more
Although the Gandhi Memorial Center, on Western Avenue, Bethesda, just over the D.C. line, has been around since 1976, it appears that many Montgomery County residents—even including many of Indian descent—are unfamiliar with its history, purpose and offerings.
A documentary about the fraught relationship between elephants and humans in agricultural India. A feature film about a young girl’s suicide. A short about Islamophobia. These are part of the varied–in genre and subject matter–offerings of the sixth annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF), which will take place from Sept. 8 to 10 on Montgomery View more
Motherhood modified musician Falguni Shah’s modus operandi. When the classically trained Mumbai, India-born and -bred vocalist known as Falu sought music that both her son and adults could enjoy, she came up empty handed. So, “I decided to give it a shot myself,” she said.
Nilimma Devi won the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2013 County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Four years later, the artist, educator and choreographer continues to create and achieve. Devi is the founder and director of the Silver Spring-based Sutradhar Institute of Dance and Related Arts (SIDRA), which presents c View more
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