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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association

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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, the South Asians in Media, Marketing & Entertainment, present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts - via BlogTalkRadio.com - with leading names in global media, arts, entertainment, politics and much more... Join us for a live call-in show all about "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," the sequel to the 2012 hit movie. We will be joined by Oscar-nominated director John Madden, who also made "Shakespeare in Love" and "The Debt" and by actress Tina Desai, who reprises her role of Sunaina from the first movie. Hosting the show are entertainment writer Aseem Chhabra and SAMMA cofounder Rajan Shah. The official movie description is below. If you have a question you'd like to submit in advance, please email saja@columbia.edu. Following 2012's global blockbuster comedy hit, the loveable cast reunites for the much-awaited follow-up THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL which releases in North American theaters this Friday, March 6. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tina Desai, and Lillete Dubey are back along with Richard Gere who joins the fun for an all-new adventure set in India. Official site: http://thesecondbestexoticmarigoldhotel.com/ Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNoZcPInPR8 FB: http://www.facebook.com/marigoldhotel Twitter: http://twitter.com/foxsearchlight Hashtag: #LoveBlooms
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Join SAJA for a live web radio discussion with V.V. Ganeshananthan, author of the widely-acclaimed "Love Marriage," her debut novel. "A complex, moving evocation of love and war — two ideas which overlap more often, and more... more

Veteran journalist Gopal Raju, founder of India Abroad; IANS news service and publisher of three other newspapers - died in New York on April 10. SAJA is hosting a web-radio discussion about his life and wonderful legacy.Several... more

Join SAJA for a live web radio discussion with Parag Khanna, whose new book is "The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order." The book was excerpted as a provocative Jan. 2008 cover story in the New York Times... more

A look at how immigration policy and patterns affect American business and the economy. Our speakers will discuss trends and offer thoughts on issues such as American competitiveness, the H1-B visa cap, outsourcing, the US-India-China... more

Join SAJA for a live web radio discussion with Chitra Divakaruni, whose latest book is "The Palace of Illusions" (Doubleday Feb. 2008). She is an award-winning author and poet. She has been published in over 50 magazines, including The... more

Join SAJA for a live webcast about the Democratic race. We will be joined by senior South Asian American supporters of Senators Clinton and Obama: PREETA BANSAL, former Solicitor General of New York State; a past lawyer in... more

Join SAJA for a live web radio discussion with Sudhir Venkatesh, author of the widely-acclaimed "Gang Leader for a Day A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets (Penguin Press, Jan. 2008). "Gang Leader for a Day is an absolutely... more

Join SAJA & SAMMA for a web radio discussion about South Asians and Hollywood. Just ahead of the Oscars, we'll talk to a panel of actors, executives and industry insiders about where things stand for South Asians looking... more

Join SAJA for a live discussion about the Pakistan elections. A group of journalists, scholars and experts will discuss what they mean for the future of Pakistan and the U.S.-Pakistan relations. Speakers: Asif Alam, Kiran Khalid,... more

Kishore Mahbubani's latest book tackles a topic that should be of wide interest in America: the rise of Asia. Mahbubani, former ambassador of Singapore to the United Nations and one of Foreign Policy magazine's top 100 public intellectuals... more