It could become the Indian counterpart to Sundance. This year`s New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) still features Indian independent and diaspora films, but each year "it`s getting to be bigger, better and more exciting than the last," says its creator Aroon Shivdasani.Having it in spring instead of winter - it`s in May - will ensure a lot of action inside and outside the theatres, said Shivdasani, executive director of the Indo American Arts Council (IAAC) in New York.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh, involved in a running spat with BJP over comments on Hindu terror, on Tuesday hit out at party`s MP unit chief Prabhat Jha, saying he was a much "better Hindu" and did not need certificate from him.
A research team has concluded that in terms of size, New York is just an average city rather than an exceptional one. However, San Francisco is exceptional. Its inhabitants are wealthier, more productive, more innovative, and subject to fewer crimes than you would expect, given its size.