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Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:57:03 GMT
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When a seat at the White House table becomes meaningless
'Having a voice at the table means the other side has to show up to listen. It became clear that wouldn't happen,' says actor Maulik Pancholy, one of the 10 members who resigned from the US president's advisory commission on Asian Americans.
'I sat at home for a year'
'It's like a railway compartment which is really crowded and you have to make your own space, work harder for that seat.' Divya Dutta makes her presence felt.
'I have work and am paying my rent on time'
'I have always wanted to do a rom-com but I always get hard-hitting characters. I thought that if I do a rom-com at 50, it will look silly. So I was excited that it come to me at the right time.' Amit Sadh discusses his new film.
'One mistake and you will be thrown out of the industry'
'I don't have a family member in the industry and haven't been launched opposite a superstar. I don't have multiple film deals with any studio. It's difficult because I have to prove myself with every film.' Yet, Taapsee Pannu is one of the the busiest actresses in Bollywood.
New York City Immigrant Affairs chief: I was in tears
Nisha Agarwal, commissioner of the New York Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, recalls, with both anguish and elation, the events of the last fortnight after the US President's order banning entry for people from seven countries was put in place.