Sultans and Soldiers

Thrilled to see our ad in The Triangle, Drexel University’s independent student-run newspaper, promoting the Sultans & Soldiers short playwriting contest.

It’s open to all current Drexel undergrads. Deadline February 15th.

Visit thetriangle.org for full details.

Sultans and Soldiers Has Launched

Woohoo! The playwriting contest, open to all Drexel University undergrads, is underway, in collaboration with playwright and professor Vijay Padaki and the Bangalore Little Theatre. Full scoop including a snapshot of the amazing history of India’s connection to the US Revolutionary War here.

This project, a Westphal IDEA Mini-Grant recipient, was made possible due in part to the generous support of the Philadelphia Foundation, the Drexel Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s Dean’s Office of I.D.E.A., and the Westphal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.

Astey Ladies!

So glad that things like this are finally happening. A dream come true. Been working on “Project Bring Abhijit Chowdhury to Drexel” since 2019. I’d invite you all but it’s only for our Westphal Film & TV students. Abhijit, Drexel University’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, will be screening the first 3 episodes of his (writer-director) hit streaming series Astey Ladies!, known in some Indian markets as Salon de Paris, followed by a Q&A moderated by yours truly.

I first met Abhijit while acting on the set of his film Manbhanjan in 2019 while I was a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India.

UPDATE 11/18/23:

Abhijit and me during the post-screening discussion.

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