Photographer Sandhyia Gosine was apart of my team for IIFA 2017. Enjoy these pics that she took for Friday’s big event titled IIFA Rocks.
It was an honor to meet actress Bipasha Basu, she has a warm aura and was so easy to chat with. I wanted to ensure that my country Trinidad and Tobago was mention hence my question.
She also gave my website a shout out! YEY
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.
Thanks to Dwayne Bravo for this cool drop for my website www.ReadySetRose.com
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￼￼.
Pictures were taken after the IIFA Press Conference in New York
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.
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.
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:
THE 18TH EDITION OF IIFA FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK IS ALL SET TO
BE THE GRANDEST CELEBRATION OF INDIAN FILM, MUSIC,
FASHION AND DANCE FROM 13 TH – 15 TH JULY 2017
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 ticketmaster.com 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 Bollyshake.com
o Contest is open from June 1 to June 30
o Participants can submit their entries on Bollyshake.com 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