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In Conversation --- A Recap: Part 1

Ranjani Saigal

In Conversation With Nalini Sharma And Reema Chandra
Nalini Sharma and Reema Chandra of the AIF Leadership Council visit centers in India. Their stories.......

In Conversation With Subodh Mathur
“The Dadi Nani book taps into collective memories of 25 individuals from all across India to pay a tribute to Indian grandmothers,” says Dr. Subodh Mathur, who is the co-editor of a book titled “Dadi Nani: Memories of Our Grandmothers.” He talked to Lokvani about this innovative project that has struck an emotional chord in many Indian hearts around the world.

Meet Muthu Velayuthum
Asoka Fellow Muthu Velayuthum is a brilliant social entrepreneur who has created community-owned and managed enterprises with 4200 members and a turn over of Rs. 300 million. Learn about his fascinating story!

In Conversation With Sarav Chithambaram
Producer of the documentary, "Its my life - A South Asian Queer Story in America" Chithambaram talked to Lokvani about his film and the challenge of being a member of the South Asian GLBT community.

In Conversation With Al Jagannath
Al Jagannath is a retired engineer and has begun coaching students and adults in Tennis. While in India, he played Cricket for India along with famous names like: Sunil Gavaskar, Madan Lal, Dilip Doshi, Prasanna, Viswanath, Chandrasekar, just to name a few. He came to this country in 1981 and the absence of cricket led to playing Tennis. Al shares his passion for the game and his plans as a coach to Lokvani.

In Conversation: SRK's Om Shanti Om Bodyguard
As Farah Khan's 'Om Shanti Om' released on DVD, complete with a 16-page booklet that gives an insight into the cast and crew of the movie, I caught up with one of the stars of the film: Simon Hewitt. Simon who? Shah Rukh Khan's bodyguard. That's who.

In Conversation With Anandam Kavoori, Author, Children Of Shahida
Termed original, intriguing and compelling, Children of Shahida has made its mark as a captivating first novel for Kavoori. Take a walk with the author, who is both humble and humorous, through his personal life and learn how it played a vital role in the writing of his first novel.

In Conversation With Shrila Bhakti Swarup Tirtha Maharaj
"Christianity and Vaishnavism are similar in that they believe in God having a human like form," says Shrila Maharaja, an Acharya who believes in the Gaudiya Vaishnava Philosophy. He talked to Lokvani about some of the underlying ideas of this philosophy which has been popularized in the past century by A.C. Bhakthivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

In Conversation With Ashok Rao, Film Producer
'Before the Rains' a Merchant Ivory presentation starring Nandita Das, Rahul Bose and Linus Roache opens in theaters in Boston on May 16th. A visually stunning film directed by famed director Santosh Sivan. Ashok Rao, President, TiE Houston and the film's Executive producer talks to Lokvani.

In Conversation With Ashok Misra
Dr. Ashok Misra, Director of IIT Bombay, was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. IIT Bombay celebrates it’s Golden Jubilee in the US with a grand event in New York on July 18 and 19.

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Al with famous coach Vic Braden

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