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Thursday, November 19, 2015

New Biography about one of the all time greatest Indian actresses - "Smita Patil : A Brief Incandescence"

I'm very excited to get a copy of this new book about Smita Patil entitled "Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence".  It's the first book written entirely in English about this legendary actress, whose untimely death in 1986 at the age of 31 shook the Indian film community.


 She was such an inspiring actress and played many daring and controversial roles during her career.

 I became a big fan of her acting after watching several of her more political / social "Parallel Cinema" / "Art house" films such as "Mirch Masala", "Bazaar", "Debshishu", etc











Later on in her career, she also acted in a few more mainstream Bollywood films like "Namak Halaal" where she co starred with Amitabh Bachchan, who took part in the book release event a few weeks ago.
















Here's a great interview with the author of the book, Maithili Rao (pictured above).

















You can also read a summary of her career here on Wikipedia.

In case you weren't aware, her son, Prateik Babbar, is also a talented actor and has played a wide variety of inspiring roles in his career already.  My favorites of his include "Dhobi Ghat" and "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na" among others.

 His latest film is called "Isaaq", and he's working on a Bengali film now entitled "Auroni Taukhon" 

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

If Music Could Talk - Sep 20, 2015

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Monday, August 24, 2015

If Music Could Talk - Aug 23, 2015 - Part 2 of 2 - Interview with renowned Sitar player - Anupama Bhagwat

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If Music Could Talk - Aug 23, 2015 - Part 1 of 2 - various artists

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If Music Could Talk - Aug 16, 2015 - Part 2 - Interview with Mihir Kallianpur - tabla player

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If Music Could Talk - August 16, 2015 - part 1 of 2 (various artists)

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If Music Could Talk - August 9, 2015 - live performance by Richmond based Kroncong group - Rumput Band

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Monday, August 03, 2015

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Aug 2, 2015 - Nigerian Music, Calypso and Soca from Charlie's, and more

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If Music Could Talk - Aug 2, 2015 - Nigerian music, Classic Calypso and Soca from Charlie's Records in Brooklyn, and lots more

Friday, July 31, 2015

If Music Could Talk - July 26, 2015 - IRAQI MC - Ammar Abbas Kadm "Big Ammar"

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If Music Could Talk - July 12, 2015 - Part 2 - Uma Ettigi and Radhika (Indian Dance)

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If Music Could Talk - July 12 2015 - Part 1 - Brad Stabler

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If Music Could Talk - June 28, 2015

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BATIK BEAT!

THURSDAY JULY 2nd, 2015 at PORTRAIT HOUSE :
2907 W Cary St, Richmond, Virginia 23221

Vinyl Countdown & MOVIE CLUB RICHMOND present:

a FUNDRAISER for MOVIE CLUB ! Happy hour from 4-9pm

with a Raffle sponsored by VIDEO FAN!
Prizes from Video Fan, Chop Suey, The Byrd Theatre, the Great Southern and more! 


Followed by BATIK BEAT! : Asian 60s Vinyl A Go-Go with DJ CARLITO!  (9pm--close) - Including groovy hits on wax from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and other places!


Monday, May 25, 2015

PODCAST - If Music Could Talk - May 24, 2015 - on WRIR 97.3 Richmond Independent Radio

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Feb 15, 2015 - DJ Saadia

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Monday, February 09, 2015

If Music Could Talk - Feb 8, 2015 - PODCAST

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

If Music Could Talk - Feb 1 2015 - PODCAST

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Jan 23, 2015

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Jan 11, 2015

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Friday, January 09, 2015

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Jan 4, 2015

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If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - Dec 28, 2014 - Special Guest: my awesome sister Xeni Jardin

If Music Could Talk is a weekly radio show on WRIR (every sunday from 7-9pm EST) -- this show featured a very special guest, my sister, Xeni Jardin, who you may know from http://boingboing.net During this show, Xeni played music from her days growing up in the '80s in Richmond VA (music that she also shared with me via cassette mixtapes when I young - which influenced my own musical tastes in a huge way...) PODCAST LINK

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