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Toronto – Ontario And Canada Are Making A Come Back – Stronger Than Ever

Toronto to be the host city for a global leaders’ business summit celebrating the beginning of the end to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19

  • City Mayor John Tory and Ontario Premier Doug Ford to kick off summit
  • C Vijaykumar, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, HCL Technologies and Ravi Kumar S., President, Infosys, among panellists
  • TO REGISTER: https://www.strongerthanever.ca/

Toronto, ON – September 6, 2021 – Toronto Global and the International Economic Forum of the Americas announced that on September 9, 2021, they will co-host a global business summit to celebrate the re-opening of the Canadian and global economies.

Representing the fastest growing urban metropolitan region and tech hub in North America, Toronto Global and its partners are committed to continuing that pace of growth and investment – not only to get back to where the Toronto Region was before the pandemic but to go beyond what has been achieved already. The primary goal is to ensure that the Toronto Region leads the country’s recovery and cements its place as the best location for investment in North America. This come back celebration will be staged live in-person at Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto and virtually around the world.

The theme for the event, Stronger Than Ever, is a celebration of the team at Toronto Global and all the partners in the region, in the province and in the country, that are working together to reimagine how to emerge from this pandemic even stronger.

Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario Premier Doug Ford will kick off the summit by showcasing how the City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario, and Canada are safely re-opening the economy, safely re-opening business, re-igniting business investment and creating new, diverse and inclusive jobs.

This session will be followed by a series of discussions with domestic and global business leaders.

The following have confirmed to date:

Afsaneh Beschloss, Chief Executive Officer, RockCreek

Patrick Pichette, Inovia Partner and Chairman, Twitter

Jen Wong, Chief Operating Officer, Reddit

C Vijayakumar, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, HCL Technologies

Jan De Silva, President & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Erin Elofson, Head of Pinterest Canada

Ravi Kumar S., President, Infosys

Other domestic and global leaders are being invited to attend virtually, interact with the speakers and hold their own private meetings on business growth opportunities. Business people, students, civil society and the general public are invited to attend. There is no cost. Further information about the Summit, including registration, can be found at https://www.strongerthanever.ca/.

Quotes:

John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto
“Before the pandemic, Toronto was the fastest growing city in North America – people and businesses were choosing our city to live, work and play. We are determined for that success to continue as the pandemic comes to an end and we reopen and rebuild our economy. I am so confident that Toronto – Canada’s economic engine – will come back stronger than ever. This summit is one of the many ways we are letting the world know that Toronto is the best place in the post-pandemic world to invest and grow your business. I look forward to global business leaders joining us in September.”

Doug Ford, Premier, Province of Ontario
“We are laying the foundation for a strong economic recovery in Ontario by increasing investment opportunities through trade and investment missions to position Ontario as a leader in innovation and technology. Ontario’s deep talent pool, cutting edge innovation ecosystem, and competitive business costs continue to make our province an ideal place for investment and will contribute to building back our economy stronger than ever.”

Stephen Lund, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Global

“This has been a difficult year, no doubt. Difficult for businesses, difficult for front-line workers, difficult for Canadians. However, the enduring confidence of investors in the Toronto Region has remained and we’re very bullish about our opportunities going forward. I’m proud to be leading a team at Toronto Global that has never stopped believing in this region and never stopped driving towards bigger and better.” 

About Toronto Global

Toronto Global’s team of experienced business advisors works to help international companies access the most dynamic and innovative region in the world. We actively seek global companies interested in expanding to the Toronto Region and connect investors with the right opportunities that will facilitate the successful growth of their business.

As an arms-length organization representing the Cities of Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto, and the Regional Municipalities of Durham, York, and Halton, we work with our partners in the Ontario and Canadian governments to provide a comprehensive, customized service that allows for a smooth transition for international companies wishing to do business here. Toronto Global is dedicated to understanding our clients’ business needs and delivering tailored, innovative solutions that will set the stage for their success in the Toronto Region.

About IEFA

The International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) was established in 1994 with the mission of promoting an exchange of views and perspectives on pressing economic issues of our times among world leaders, renowned experts and business executives. The IEFA brings together members of the private, public and academic sectors to facilitate agreements, offer business opportunities and provide access to unique insights from leading specialists.

 

In its 27 year history the IEFA has grown to become a landmark organization bringing together more than 17,000 participants and over 540 speakers combined under the auspices of four annual conferences: the Conference of Montreal, the Toronto Global Forum, the World Strategic Forum and the Conference of Paris. For more information: www.forum-americas.org

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DR SANDEEP MARWAH HONOURED IN DUBAI

डॉ संदीप मारवाह को दुबई के होटल ताज में एक भव्य कार्यक्रम में मिला द अब्राहमिक बिजनेस सर्कल द्वारा सम्मान

संदीप मारवाह एक बार फिर से खबरों में है और सही कारणों से न्यूज़ में हैं। सात विश्व रिकॉर्ड धारक और रिपब्लिक ऑफ इंडिया के मीडिया पर्सन डॉ संदीप मारवाह को दुबई, संयुक्त अरब अमीरात में होटल ताज में एक भव्य कार्यक्रम में द अब्राहमिक बिजनेस सर्कल द्वारा कला और संस्कृति के माध्यम से विश्व शांति और एकता में उनके अथक योगदान के लिए सम्मानित किया गया।

डॉ संदीप मारवाह २७ देशों में केस स्टडी, ४० साल से मीडिया में, स्टूडियो बिजनेस में ३० साल और शिक्षा क्षेत्र में २७ साल से हैं। विश्व मीडिया, फिल्म, कला और संस्कृति में उनके योगदान की कोई तुलना नहीं है। मीडिया और मनोरंजन उद्योग में उनके रिसर्च और नए विचारों पर अमल करने के लिए उन्हें सात बार मानद डॉक्टरेट से सम्मानित किया गया है। सौ से अधिक संगठनों की अध्यक्षता और कला और संस्कृति के माध्यम से प्रेम, शांति और एकता के लिए काम करने के लिए लगभग १०० देशों को एक साथ लाने से वह अपने अधिकारों और योग्यता के आधार पर एक प्रतीक बन गए हैं। उन्हें दुनिया भर में ८०० से अधिक पुरस्कारों से सम्मानित किया जा चुका है। विभिन्न नामों और उपाधियों के साथ अपने सांस्कृतिक प्रतिनिधि के रूप में ६० देशों द्वारा नामित एक और विश्व रिकॉर्ड है, “द अब्राहमिक बिजनेस सर्कल की प्रबंध निदेशक फातिमा सोतो द्वारा पढ़ा गया एक उद्धरण।

२०२१ के सबसे प्रेरणादायक व्यक्तित्व का पुरस्कार डॉ. मारवाह को प्रसिद्ध व्यवसायी और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता एच.ई. मोहम्मद अल अली और एच.ई. डॉ. राफेल नागेल द्वारा मिला। महामहिम शेख जुमा बिन मकतूम जुमा अल मकतूम के संरक्षण में उन्हें अब्राहम बिजनेस सर्कल के संस्थापक और अध्यक्ष डॉ. राफेल नागेल के हाथों अवार्ड मिला।

डॉ संदीप मारवाह दुनिया के १४५ देशों के १९००० मीडिया पेशेवरों के शिक्षक हैं। वह एएएफटी यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ मीडिया एंड आर्ट्स के संस्थापक और चांसलर हैं। मीडिया और मनोरंजन समिति (बीआईएस उपभोक्ता मामले मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार) के लिए राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष के रूप में नामांकित, वर्तमान में भारत के लिए मुख्य स्काउट और मीडिया और मनोरंजन उद्योग के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय चैंबर के अध्यक्ष के रूप में कार्य कर रहे हैं। वह इंडो यूएई फिल्म एंड कल्चरल फोरम के अध्यक्ष भी हैं।

यह पुरस्कार दुबई की कई बड़ी हस्तियों की मौजूदगी में हुआ जैसे संयुक्त अरब अमीरात में डेनमार्क के राजदूत एचइ फ्रांज माइकल स्कजोल्ड मेलबिन राजदूत, राउल सिल्वा प्रबंध निदेशक और सीईओ मोजे ग्लोबल होल्डिंग, एच. ई डेंग डेंग निहियाल संयुक्त अरब अमीरात में दक्षिण सूडान के राजदूत, अदनान सवादी स्ट्राजिक एडवाइजर नोइंगो, एच.ई. शरीफी बहादुर महमूदजोदा यूएई में ताजिकिस्तान के राजदूत और संयुक्त अरब अमीरात में बुल्गारिया गणराज्य के राजदूत एच इ बोगदान कोलारोव।

बहुत बढ़िया, संदीप जी..!

सोलोमन कैपिटल ग्रुप के अध्यक्ष डेविड सोलोमन, अली शबदार रिजनल डायरेक्टर मेय  ज़ोहो कारपोरेशन, कियान चोंग चीह इन्वेस्टमेंट एडवाइजर, डॉ बेन हैनसन कंसल्टेंट सोलर एनर्जी, रोनेन मिकदाशी वाइस प्रेसिडेंट मार्केटिंग साइबरजिम, जॉन सालाजार गज़ेल विंड पावर के संस्थापक और अध्यक्ष  और डॉ एंड्रिया क्लाउडियो गैलुओज़ो डि कैप्रामोज़ा हरक्यूलिस होल्डिंग के सीईओ और द अब्राहमिक बिजनेस सर्कल के सह-संस्थापक भी वहां मौजूद थे।

    

बहुत बढ़िया, डॉक्टर संदीप..!

…. निर्मल मिश्रा मुंबई

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Czech Republic Consul General Rashmi Jolly-Gautam Patole’s Live Art Fest Marks Newer Beginnings Amidst Social Distancing

Post COVID, Mumbai welcomes Art again, after a 9-month hiatus with Art Adda, a unique event at Jolly Board Towers, I-Think Campus E Wing, Kanjurmarg East, hosted by India’s Consul General to Czech Republic Rashmi Jolly and master artist Gautam Patole of Art Desh Foundation, in association with Secular Art Movement. The Art Adda, a one-of-its-kind open air, live Art show, with live canvas paintings, workshops and demonstrations sees the participation of noted artists from different cities of India. Actors Preeti Jhangiani, Pooja Bedi and Angela Krislinzki graced the inaugural ceremony that also witnessed the presence of Rashmi Jolly, Gautam Patole, Dr.Agarwal, Bharat Patel, Anisha Jolly, Rupali Patole among various talented artists. People mingled with each other, shared ideas, interacted with visitors and created great works of Art. There were live demos, workshops, discussions etc while strictly adhering to social distancing norms.  
“These have been trying times for all of us and we do not know when this ordeal will get over. No exhibitions, no galleries and no events… Art Adda will be a welcome break,” says Rashmi Jolly who is also Executive Director and Vice Chairperson of Jolly Board Ltd. and an ardent art lover who has graciously offered a beautifully-landscaped office complex of Jolly Board Ltd. for art activities.
Adds Gautam Patole, “Artistes like to breathe fresh air. Art Adda signifies that. Creativity cannot be stifled; circumstances cannot rule us. We must overcome the hurdles and move on.”
The ambience of Art Adda inspires one to paint… With Art Adda providing canvas, drawing paper, colours, tea/coffee snacks and lunch, all the artists and sculptors bring their brushes and their spirit!
About 15 artists participated in the inaugural event. Artists from Pune and Hyderabad showcased their skills on canvas. This was perhaps the first time that this kind of live painting work was conducted in the city for the public at large. There will also be workshops, demonstrations, classes et al, in the future.

         
Says Gautam Patole, “There are many known artists and art professors who live around the campus. There is an organisation called Secular Movement that is doing commendable work for artists living in this area. Mr Bharat Shelke, working President of Secular Movement was thrilled to know that Jolly Art Adda is offering encouraging facilities to the artists.”

All in all, yours to experience, enjoy and be a part of the art celebrations till 24th December. And come home exhilarated this X-mas eve!

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Brahmo Films Announces Its Film ‘Rang Ratta’, Film’s Gripping Storyline To Be Showcased In The Backdrop Of Niagara Falls & Other Beautiful Features Of Canada

Brahmo Films is excited to ring in the new year with their feature film ‘Rang Ratta'(Colour of Love) with Principal Photography beginning on December 31st,2020 for what is bound to be a magical holiday inspired Punjabi language hit, filmed on Canadian soil. ‘Rang Ratta’s’ digital poster was unveiled to signal the official announcement of the film by the cast & crew of the upcoming film.

Gurcharan Singh and Harcharan Singh of HRG Films will be filming on the sets around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)for 25 days with six of those days showcasing breathtaking views of Niagara Falls.

The film will star Roshan Prince who is an accomplished singer, producer, musician, songwriter and actor and will co-star with the beautiful and talented actress Payal Rajput , a winner of SIIMA -South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Debut in 2019.

Director Gurcharan Singh wants to showcase his talent and passion for the film and says, “We want to bring the colourful and incredible world of Bollywood to Toronto and employ local talent and local film crews.” Producer and business partner Harcharan Singh adds, “We couldn’t think of a better, more beautiful setting for our winter wonderland Punjabi movie.”

In this story, Prince and Rajput meet when a chance encounter happens due to u-turns in their destiny. Together Rajput and Prince will navigate through their turbulent romance, all the while putting the spotlight on the beautiful backdrop of a classic Canadian winter.

The supporting cast will include Punjabi film stars Gurpreet  Ghuggi, Mahabir Bhullar,Yaad Grewal, & Satwant Kaur. The film will have high level of production values akin to a Bollywood movie thereby giving it a unique place in the Punjabi film industry.

Every Bollywood or Punjabi film is only complete with an energizing and upbeat Punjabi soundtrack and in this film we feature the voices of famous singers Jasbir Jassi, Mr. Kanwar Grewal, Roshan Prince and Viruss with music composed by Underrated, Romey Singh and Ullumanati.

The dynamic duo of Gurcharan and Harcharan Singh  has co-written the script and is taking it from script to the silver screen. ‘Rang Ratta’ is set for a worldwide release by the winter of 2021.

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Brahmo Films Announces Its Film ‘Rang Ratta’, Film’s Gripping Storyline To Be Showcased In The Backdrop Of Niagara Falls & Other Beautiful Features Of Canada

Brahmo Films is excited to ring in the new year with their feature film ‘Rang Ratta'(Colour of Love) with Principal Photography beginning on December 31st,2020 for what is bound to be a magical holiday inspired Punjabi language hit, filmed on Canadian soil. ‘Rang Ratta’s’ digital poster was unveiled to signal the official announcement of the film by the cast & crew of the upcoming film.

Gurcharan Singh and Harcharan Singh of HRG Films will be filming on the sets around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)for 25 days with six of those days showcasing breathtaking views of Niagara Falls.

The film will star Roshan Prince who is an accomplished singer, producer, musician, songwriter and actor and will co-star with the beautiful and talented actress Payal Rajput , a winner of SIIMA -South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Debut in 2019.

Director Gurcharan Singh wants to showcase his talent and passion for the film and says, “We want to bring the colourful and incredible world of Bollywood to Toronto and employ local talent and local film crews.” Producer and business partner Harcharan Singh adds, “We couldn’t think of a better, more beautiful setting for our winter wonderland Punjabi movie.”

In this story, Prince and Rajput meet when a chance encounter happens due to u-turns in their destiny. Together Rajput and Prince will navigate through their turbulent romance, all the while putting the spotlight on the beautiful backdrop of a classic Canadian winter.

The supporting cast will include Punjabi film stars Gurpreet  Ghuggi, Mahabir Bhullar,Yaad Grewal, & Satwant Kaur. The film will have high level of production values akin to a Bollywood movie thereby giving it a unique place in the Punjabi film industry.

Every Bollywood or Punjabi film is only complete with an energizing and upbeat Punjabi soundtrack and in this film we feature the voices of famous singers Jasbir Jassi, Mr. Kanwar Grewal, Roshan Prince and Viruss with music composed by Underrated, Romey Singh and Ullumanati.

The dynamic duo of Gurcharan and Harcharan Singh  has co-written the script and is taking it from script to the silver screen. ‘Rang Ratta’ is set for a worldwide release by the winter of 2021.

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Turning Wounds Into Wisdom The Shenpenn Khymsar Way!

“In order to write about life, you must first live it.” – Ernest Hemingway

He writes poetry in four languages, pens lyrics in three, is a monster shredder who composes rock to heavy metal to pop to Spanish to mellow romantic numbers to dark music alike. If that isn’t enough, he is a world-acclaimed Tibetan activist, international rock-u-mentary filmmaker and now writer-director Shenpenn Khymsar is rewriting history by making Broken Wings, the first Nepali-Hindi-English film from Darjeeling, 72 years after Indian independence.
“Broken Wings is the first true representation of the Northeast. To an average Indian, Nepali means momos, security guards and a regiment. In an artistic sense, I am asking for inclusion of people from the Northeast.”
It has not been an easy journey for Khymsar. Born in exile, the struggle to find his true self and the want to go back home seems an eternal quest. “Tibet needs to be free,” he says simply. The rebel in Khymsar has always tried to rebuild his broken wings through the medium of cinema. His unconventional effort of combining political filmmaking with entertainment, mirroring the frustration of an entire young generation in the hills of North-Eastern India is evident in both his documentary ‘Journey of a Dream’ and his current feature, Broken Wings.

( Filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar )

( Filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar with Actor Vinay Pathak )

( Filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar with Actor Randeep Hooda )

“Life has never been easy. There have been times when I was depressed, rebellious, angry and could not rationally articulate happenings. What kept me going were my dreams.”
The autodidact artist in Khymsar worked on his Hindi, studied scriptures from the Bhagavad Gita to the Upanishads, the Vedas, the Nalanda tradition besides mastering Urdu poetry. When it comes to Shenpenn Khymsar, it looks like victory is the only way forward for a person who refuses to go down to destiny!

For further details contact 

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M: 9820535230, 8007476464

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Turning Wounds Into Wisdom The Shenpenn Khymsar Way!

“In order to write about life, you must first live it.” – Ernest Hemingway

He writes poetry in four languages, pens lyrics in three, is a monster shredder who composes rock to heavy metal to pop to Spanish to mellow romantic numbers to dark music alike. If that isn’t enough, he is a world-acclaimed Tibetan activist, international rock-u-mentary filmmaker and now writer-director Shenpenn Khymsar is rewriting history by making Broken Wings, the first Nepali-Hindi-English film from Darjeeling, 72 years after Indian independence.
“Broken Wings is the first true representation of the Northeast. To an average Indian, Nepali means momos, security guards and a regiment. In an artistic sense, I am asking for inclusion of people from the Northeast.”
It has not been an easy journey for Khymsar. Born in exile, the struggle to find his true self and the want to go back home seems an eternal quest. “Tibet needs to be free,” he says simply. The rebel in Khymsar has always tried to rebuild his broken wings through the medium of cinema. His unconventional effort of combining political filmmaking with entertainment, mirroring the frustration of an entire young generation in the hills of North-Eastern India is evident in both his documentary ‘Journey of a Dream’ and his current feature, Broken Wings.

( Filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar )

( Filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar with Actor Randeep Hooda )

( Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui  with Filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar )

“Life has never been easy. There have been times when I was depressed, rebellious, angry and could not rationally articulate happenings. What kept me going were my dreams.”
The autodidact artist in Khymsar worked on his Hindi, studied scriptures from the Bhagavad Gita to the Upanishads, the Vedas, the Nalanda tradition besides mastering Urdu poetry. When it comes to Shenpenn Khymsar, it looks like victory is the only way forward for a person who refuses to go down to destiny!

For further details contact 

Naarad PR and Image Strategists 

M: 9820535230, 8007476464

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Kamala Harris’s Rise Sends A Message Of Hope To Young Girls Of Colour And Every Immigrant In The US – Tel K Ganesan

US State Senator, politician, lawyer and Vice-Presidential running mate Kamala Devi Harris has scripted history by being the first Indian-American or African-American woman to be appointed as the Vice-Presidential running mate.

It is a known fact that Kamala Harris has a huge support base in the Indian-American community. Indian-born Hollywood producer, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Tel K Ganesan is excited at the power push for the senator as it “sends a message of hope to young girls of colour, and any immigrant, for that matter.”

Ganesan, who met Harris at Detroit, Michigan during her political run for the primary race of the Democratic presidential ticket, avers that Harris is “high energy, positive, upbeat and a bubbly person.” Ganesan had an instant connect with her. “We shared wonderful, happy moments. She is very friendly. It is much like talking to a friendly neighbour.” Both Ganesan and Harris’s mother Shyamala Gopalan hail from Chennai. “We very briefly spoke in Tamil – vanakkam and nandri. We did talk about sambar,” he grins.

Though Harris considers herself black, she has also spoken of her Indian roots. Harris has worked in international development around the world and return to live in villages throughout India in the mid-90s. Her matrilineal family of strong South Indian women has always been her inspiration. Her mother is a Tamilian from Chennai, and had moved to the US for higher studies. Her father is Donald Harris, of Jamaican descent. Ganesan is very proud of Harris’s achievement. “As an immigrant, it is a great inspiration. She already has a track record of breaking barriers. She started off as the first person of color in the office of the district attorney in San Francisco as a tough prosecutor and later as California Attorney General before winning the Senate seat four years ago. Harris is also the first person of Indian descent to ever get on the presidential ticket. Harris amassed more than $35 million over 11 months despite challenges that black women candidates face in raising money.  If the Biden-Harris ticket wins, Harris will be the highest-ranking female US official in the country’s 244-year history. And it is not just that, Biden who would be 78 if he wins, might only serve a single four-year term, instantly making Harris a leading 2024 Democratic Presidential contender. She serves on several high-profile committees in the Senate including the Intelligence Committee and the Judiciary Committee.”

Ganesan believes that such a historic move is only possible in a country like the United States. “Hope fuels life and hope fuels opportunities. This will address the bottom-line issue of under-representation of women and minorities on US public company boards and will match the changing demographics we are experiencing in the country today.”

[ Senator Kamala Harris with US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden (above), and Serial Entrepreneur-Mentor- Hollywood Filmmaker Tel K. Ganesan (below) ]

Statistics reveal that 42% of women in the US have faced gender discrimination at work. Even in the military, women represent 16% of the enlisted forces and 19% of the office corps. “Kamala Harris’s rise opens up the dream of women and minorities sharing the same power, privileges, rights and opportunities as the privileged and is a giant stride for women in politics. India and Pakistan have had women in political power, but for the US, this is a first. A person born of immigrant parents running for the second highest position in the land, shows us the impossible is possible. It reinforces that the American Dream is still alive and well.”

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Kamala Harris’s Rise Sends A Message Of Hope To Young Girls Of Colour And Every Immigrant In The US – Tel K Ganesan

US State Senator, politician, lawyer and Vice-Presidential running mate Kamala Devi Harris has scripted history by being the first Indian-American or African-American woman to be appointed as the Vice-Presidential running mate.

It is a known fact that Kamala Harris has a huge support base in the Indian-American community. Indian-born Hollywood producer, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Tel K Ganesan is excited at the power push for the senator as it “sends a message of hope to young girls of colour, and any immigrant, for that matter.”

Ganesan, who met Harris at Detroit, Michigan during her political run for the primary race of the Democratic presidential ticket, avers that Harris is “high energy, positive, upbeat and a bubbly person.” Ganesan had an instant connect with her. “We shared wonderful, happy moments. She is very friendly. It is much like talking to a friendly neighbour.” Both Ganesan and Harris’s mother Shyamala Gopalan hail from Chennai. “We very briefly spoke in Tamil – vanakkam and nandri. We did talk about sambar,” he grins.

Though Harris considers herself black, she has also spoken of her Indian roots. Harris has worked in international development around the world and return to live in villages throughout India in the mid-90s. Her matrilineal family of strong South Indian women has always been her inspiration. Her mother is a Tamilian from Chennai, and had moved to the US for higher studies. Her father is Donald Harris, of Jamaican descent. Ganesan is very proud of Harris’s achievement. “As an immigrant, it is a great inspiration. She already has a track record of breaking barriers. She started off as the first person of color in the office of the district attorney in San Francisco as a tough prosecutor and later as California Attorney General before winning the Senate seat four years ago. Harris is also the first person of Indian descent to ever get on the presidential ticket. Harris amassed more than $35 million over 11 months despite challenges that black women candidates face in raising money.  If the Biden-Harris ticket wins, Harris will be the highest-ranking female US official in the country’s 244-year history. And it is not just that, Biden who would be 78 if he wins, might only serve a single four-year term, instantly making Harris a leading 2024 Democratic Presidential contender. She serves on several high-profile committees in the Senate including the Intelligence Committee and the Judiciary Committee.”

Ganesan believes that such a historic move is only possible in a country like the United States. “Hope fuels life and hope fuels opportunities. This will address the bottom-line issue of under-representation of women and minorities on US public company boards and will match the changing demographics we are experiencing in the country today.”

[ Senator Kamala Harris with US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden (above), and Serial Entrepreneur-Mentor- Hollywood Filmmaker Tel K. Ganesan (below) ]

Statistics reveal that 42% of women in the US have faced gender discrimination at work. Even in the military, women represent 16% of the enlisted forces and 19% of the office corps. “Kamala Harris’s rise opens up the dream of women and minorities sharing the same power, privileges, rights and opportunities as the privileged and is a giant stride for women in politics. India and Pakistan have had women in political power, but for the US, this is a first. A person born of immigrant parents running for the second highest position in the land, shows us the impossible is possible. It reinforces that the American Dream is still alive and well.”

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LA filmmaker Atul Arora To Team With Kangana Ranaut For A Woman-Based Drama

ATUL ARORA, Los Angeles resident and comfortable making films on all kinds of genre; especially on human relationship will be teaming up with multiple-award winning Indian actress and filmmaker KANGANA RANAUT for a magnum dream opus.

Speaking about the development director Atul Arora reveals, “The subject is woman-oriented and for Kangana ji it is a tailor made character. I have been informed that ad-filmmaker Pratik who has written the film has narrated the script to Kangana Ji and her sister Rangoli ji (who handles her business affairs too). They have immensely liked it and that the talented actress may give her nod to work with me.  If Kangana ji agrees and  finalise this project then I feel it will be a blessing in disguise for me.”

 Atul Arora is a die-hard fan of Hollywood’s two different creative directors – the insightful Christopher Nolan and the energetic Quentin Tarantino who loves cinema in its purest form. While from Bollywood he is impressed with the grand story-teller Sanjay Leela Bhansali and dynamic Nagesh Kukunoor that inspires and adds fuel to his creative urge.

Understanding the nuance and rationale behind their works, director Atul Arora is all geared up to put his full steam in his dream project which will feature Kangana Ranaut.

The multiple award winner Kangana Ranaut will now be seen in a multilingual (Hindi, Tamil & Telugu) biographical film “Thalaivi”; where she is playing the role of J. Jayalalitha, the late politician and film actress who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The actress has made her presence felt with different kind of roles from her debut film “Gangster” (2006) to “Life in a Metro” (2007), “Fashion” (2008), “Raaz…The Mystery Continues” (2009) followed by  films like  “Queen” (2013), “Tanu Weds Manu” (2011), “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” (2015), “Krrish 3” (2013), “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” (2019) and the latest release “Panga” (2020) amongst many others.

  

Atul completed his graduation in B.A. from Lucknow from where he hails from. Having canned many documentaries and commercials including short movies in Lucknow and Hollywood; was also associated in various departments with major films filmed at his hometown like Anil Sharma’s “Gaddar…Ek Prem Katha”; J.P. Dutta’s “L.O.C: Kargil”; Chandan Arora’s “Main Meri Patni Aur Woh” (2005) starring Rituparna Sengupta – Rajpal Yadav  and produced by Ronnie Screwvala; Ashu Trikha’s “Baabarr”; Abhishek Chaubey’s “Ishqiya” and its sequelDedh Ishqiyaan”; Maneesh Sharma’s “Ladies v/s Ricky Behl”;  Habib Faisal’s “Ishaqzaade”; Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Bullett Raja”; Mudassar Aziz’s “Pati, Patni Aur Woh”; Soumik Sen’s “Why Cheat Indiaj”; Nikhil Advani’s “Batla House”; Pushpendra Nath Mishra’s “Ghoomketu”  amongst others.

Meanwhile, Atul Arora’s another directorial venture – again a woman-oriented Hindi feature film “Afsana” on brothel with the Lucknowi culture and background is in the pipeline of release. The film introduces young model Arpita Shrivastava in the title role.  Marathi actor Harsh Kulkarni makes his Hindi debut with this film. N.R. Shivange who has made four successful Marathi films is the producer while Furqan Qureshi is the executive producer.