Author Richard C Morais tells Arthur J Pais/Rediff.com he is amazed how Om Puri and Helen Mirren have brought his characters to life in the film The Hundred Foot Journey. An American born in Portugal and raised in Switzerland, Richard C Morais, who has worked for Forbes for 25 years, has lived most of his life overseas, returning to the United States in late 2003. He wrote many cover stories for Forbes, from billionaire profiles to corporate dynamics, but he was best known for unusual stories ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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Om Puri, notes Arthur J Pais/Rediff.com, has given one of the most endearing performances of his career in producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey and director Lasse Hallström's new film, The Hundred-Foot Journey. The Hundred-Foot Journey, the bestseller, has taken over a million readers across the world to London, the French Alps and then Paris as Hassan recounts his journey from his father's restaurant in India to his acclaimed restaurant in Paris. Forced to flee their Mumbai home, ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Movie producer Ashok Amritraj maps out his American Journey in this conversation with Arthur J Pais. Maggie Amritraj encouraged her sons Anand, Vijay and Ashok to set their goals very high, and with her husband Robert, she admired them when they played at tennis tournaments like Wimbledon and the US Open. For some time, it looked she was comfortable when her sons decided to settle down in America. When her youngest child, Ashok, ventured into movie production and continued to struggle for many ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Winner of 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee Sriram Hathwar in conversation with Arthur J Pais on the challenges of winning the competition. Life is coming back to normalcy," Sriram Hathwar, the co-champion of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, said last week in his house in rural Painted Post in upstate New York. "Almost," he added, as he was getting ready to go the Hindu religious class conducted by his mother Roopa, who like her husband is a doctor. With a whirlwind of television ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
NATIVE TITLE consent determination conditions prescribed by ss 87 and 87A of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) satisfied resolution by agreement of claim for determination of native title Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Native Title Amendment Act ...Federal Court of Australia, 4 hours ago
ST. PAUL, Minn. (PAI)--The 10 or so people gathering in a home in St. Paul might have been meeting for the first time, but they forged an instant bond. Their parents or grandparents 80 years ago stood together and fought in the streets of ...People's World, 5 days ago
'At the end of the interview, as he walked with us to the elevator, he looked at me and said, "Do you think it was my karma that I should have made this film?"' Arthur J Pais/Rediff.com recalls his encounter with Richard Attenborough. Richard Attenborough was in an expansive mood. As he was getting ready for a round of interviews to promote Gandhi, he was taking calls from a handful of cities across America and Canada where the film had opened with record attendance. Soon it would play on more ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
In analysing census data from 2007-2011, researchers found that the at-birth sex ratios of Asian Americans are the same as white Americans. Arthur J Pais reports As South Dakota became the eighth American state to ban sex-selective abortion, the proponents of similar laws continue argue that they are needed to stop Asian immigrants from aborting female foetuses. The Prenatal Non-discrimination Act, a bill to outlaw sex-selective abortion pending in the United States Congress, states, ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Targeted News ServiceTargeted News Service Targeted News ServiceALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 8 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** AbbVie Assigned Patent for Crystalline Pharmaceutical ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 8 -- ...Insurance News Net, 3 weeks ago
Chitra Amritraj had an arranged marriage, unlike her parents, and her American journey has included challenges very different from what her husband Ashok encountered, discovers Arthur J Pais. Chitra Amritraj’s American journey began with a change of religious affiliation -- and an arranged marriage. “My parents had a love marriage,” she says with a chuckle. “My father, a well known sculptor (Mani Nagappa) in Chennai, came from a Hindu family and my mother from an ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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