Karl Khandalavala & Dadi Pudumjee
Two Parsi Zarathushtis were mentioned in the Southern
California based India Journal (www.indiajournal.com) of 3/5/10 (see below
According Wikipedia information, Karl Khandalavala II who got his education
at Boston University is currently owner of TriARC Media Inc. in the Greater
New York City area. In the past he was a News Director at ITV from 1990 to
2006. Karl is also Senior Executive Vice-President of JUS Broadcasting
Corporation and hosted the launching and press conference for the JUS ONE
spiritual channel on Dish Network in New York on February 24, 2010.
Dadi D. Pudumjee is a leading puppeteer in India, who received his initial
training from the Darpana Academy, received numerous awards including the
Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1992, is Vice-President of Union
Internationale de la Marionette (UNIMA), India, and is the founder of the
Ishara Puppet Theater Trust. According to Theatre Pasta of 8/13/2008
“..Pudumjee has been lauded the world over for his subtle political satire
and the freshness of his approach…” Pudumjee will be part of the group of
Indian artists performing at the Kennedy Center as part of a large festival
” INDIA “.
1) Karl Khandalavala II
“New York, N.Y.- Dish Network, …..today formally introduced JusOne, a
spiritual channel from the JUS Broadcasting Group…… JUS Broadcasting
Corp’s President & CEO Penny Yogiraj Sandhu, and Senior Executive Vice
President, Karl Khandalavala II hosted a glittering launch party and press
conference on Feb. 24.
The event was attended by more than 300 people including members of the
media, advertisers and sponsors, community leaders and the JUS team.
Ambassador Prabhu Dayal, Consul-General of India in New York and his wife
Mrs. Chandni Dayal celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary at the
2) Dadi D. Pudumjee
“New York, N.Y.- To commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John
F. Kennedy’s inauguration, the Kennedy Center announced on March 2 that it
will re-create two famous concerts from that White House era ……. Quite
coincidentally the Center is mounting a large festival, ‘INDIA’ next March.
For three weeks a cavalcade of Indian artists will visit Washington, from
the classical odissi dance…to the contemporary rock-and-roll …..
Highlights of the India festival, estimated to cost $7 million, will be the
work of choreographer Alarmel Valli, Malavika Sarukkai and Shantala
Shivalingappa; music from the sitarist Anoushka Shankar, ……ghazal singer
Vatsala Mehra and drummer Sunny Jain; and theater from writer Ratan Thiyam
and puppeteer Dadi Pudumjee.”