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Some pictures from IIFA Rocks

July 18, 2017

IIFA Rocks has always been a star-studded affair with a mélange of glitz, glamour and star power. It is a celebrated global event that has been growing each year. This year, IIFA Rocks will celebrate 25 years of A. R. Rahman in the industry. The show is set to feature a never seen before medley of musicians that includes Diljit Dosanjh, Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Seshadri. IIFA Rocks will be hosted by the charismatic duo Riteish Deshmukh and Manish Paul.

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Website drop from Dwayne Bravo aka DJ Bravo

July 18, 2017

Thanks to Dwayne Bravo for this cool drop for my website
Dwayne Bravo (born 7 October 1983) is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian cricketer and singer. A genuine all-rounder, Bravo bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast pace. He is particularly known for his aggressive batting in the middle order, and for his “at the death” bowling. He is also known for his variety of lengths he can bowl at.
Bravo has also sung and produced the song ‘Champion Champion’ in March, 2016, which became a craze, in the aftermath of the West Indies cricket teams’ victory in the 2016 T20 World Cup.

Chicken Yum

Sesame Chicken

June 16, 2017

Ingredients Needed

3 boneless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
For the marinade/batter
6 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon baking powder

For the sauce:
3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili paste
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Peanut oil, for deep-frying
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Wash the chicken under cold running water, pat dry and trim off any excess fat. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and put into a large mixing bowl. Add the marinade ingredients to the bowl and stir to combine. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the sauce.

To make the sauce: In a saucepan, add the sesame oil and set over low heat. Add the ginger and garlic and fry gently until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the remaining sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well to dissolve the cornstarch. Gently pour into the saucepan with the fried ginger and garlic. Stir as you pour because the cornstarch will thicken up pretty quickly. Keep warm over low heat.

In a heavy-bottomed pot or deep-fryer heat enough oil to come halfway up the sides of the pot, to 375 degrees F.

Fry the chicken, in small batches, until golden and crispy, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the chicken using a wire mesh strainer and drain on paper towels. Season with a little salt, to taste. To serve, arrange the fried chicken on a platter and pour drizzle with the sauce. Sprinkle with a generous amount of toasted sesame seeds and garnish with scallions and cilantro sprigs.

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From India With Love NY Premiere

June 16, 2017

June 12 tonight I filled in for Joya Dass as a moderator for a documentary film titled From India With Love, this film is based on six Americans from diverse backgrounds who embarked on an epic 10-day journey to India in March 2016. The common denominator that binds them in this story is their unique exposure to violence and their desire to reinvigorate the conversation about nonviolence in America. The group included: a single mother whose son was brutally murdered in a tragic school shooting (Sandy Hook, Connecticut) and her best friend, a former gang member (Los Angeles, California), an educator (Newark, New Jersey), a social entrepreneur and a music scholar (both advocates for the Movement for Black Lives Matter from Oakland, California). The film shows how this trip to India renews their spirit and reaffirms their desire to open up a conversation about nonviolence in the United States. The film is inspired by the transformational journey to India taken by Rev Martin Luther King Jr. in 1959.

I encourage all of you to please watch this film, it is sends a awe inspiring message.

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IIFA 1st June Press Conference Mumbai Press Release & photos

June 3, 2017

As some of you may know that the 18th Edition of the IIFA Awards is coming to NY this July and I am a part of the media coverage. Yesterday I attended the launch and video conference with three of the mega stars that will be performing at the MetLife Stadium; Salman Khan, Aliaa Bhatt & Katrina Kaif. They were all fun but one keen observation is that Salman Khan has quite a sense of humor, he had all of us laughing. I’m extremely hype to bring you up close and intimate coverage.

Here’s some more information about IIFA Awards:




 IIFA Rocks 2017 – The show will celebrate 25 years of A. R. Rahman in the industry and is set

to feature a never-before- seen medley of musicians that includes A. R. Rahman, Diljit Dosanjh,

Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Seshadri

 IIFA Rocks Hosts are the charismatic duo Riteish Deshmukh and Manish Paul

 The star-studded NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO to witness power-packed performances

by Bollywood Megastars Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant

Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon among others

 The host for NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by Vivo is the talented Karan Johar

 The tickets are available exclusively on or visit the official website

 IIFA has a special treat for its fans, “The Double Dhamaka Offer”

o Get two shows for the price of one.

o Buy any IIFA Awards premium seating tickets for Ground Level and Level 100 seats and

get free tickets to IIFA Rocks

 The IIFA Global Voting is available for the global audience to participate in the voting process

and will be open till 18th June 2017

 IIFA has announced a nation-wide contest in USA, along with

o Contest is open from June 1 to June 30

o Participants can submit their entries on and the winners get a chance to

dance on the IIFA stage as part of one of the acts

Mumbai, 1 st June 2017: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced the 18 th Edition of

the most spectacular celebration of Indian Cinema worldwide that will be hosted in the city of New York,

from 13 th – 15 th July 2017 this year! The NEXA IIFA Awards Powered