Saturday, April 30, 2011

Amitabh and Johnny coming to Karjat?

Bollywood rumor has it that Johnny Depp will be in India in June to continue shooting Mira Nair's Shantaram, inspired by Gregory David Roberts' amazing book. Near the end of 2009, Johnny and Amitabh Bachchan, the Bollywood legend, started shooting in secret at ND Studios on the outskirts of Karjat. Shooting stopped after 18 days because the team wasn't happy with how the movie was turning out. Now they've reworked the script and will start production in June. Maybe they'll be back in Karjat....  

Friday, April 29, 2011

Senate bills passed!

I got an email at 3:30 this morning from Olivia Seppi, a hard-working senator from the NMSU student senate. She wrote that she had pushed all 13 of her bills through tonight's final senate session of the semester. Of course, I'm especially excited about the passing of bills 226 and 227 which fund my work at Shraddha in Karjat, India. I'm very grateful to Olivia for the time and effort she put into getting my bills through the student senate. Grateful too for the support being offered by the Associated Students of NMSU.

The senate was still in session when Olivia wrote at 3:30 this morning. I hope she doesn't have a pressing academic deadline today. . . .