Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 06, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sacerdote Lecture Hall, use 81St St Entrance
    • 15

    Join us for a special SAJA event in a special venue!

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    Taraknath Das Foundation Presents
    Its Annual Award

    Sree Sreenivasan

    SAJA, South Asian Journalists Association

    for contributions to

    Indo-American understanding


    Champagne Reception at the Met

    Friday, March 6, 2015

    6:00-8 p.m. plus visit to the galleries, which are open till 9 pm
    Remarks and ceremony at 6:45 p.m.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Sacderdote Lecture Hall 

    Use 81st & Fifth Ave Education Entrance 





    Sree Sreenivasan has spent the last two decades working to promote better connections between the United States and South Asia.  As co-founder and first president of SAJA, the South Asia Journalists Association, he helped bring together a community of journalists at the exact time that the community of Indians and other South Asians changed in fascinating ways. Since 2013, he has been the first Chief Digital Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He spent more than 21 years at Columbia Journalism School and Columbia University as a professor, dean of student affairs and, eventually, as Columbia's first Chief Digital Officer. He has been named by Newsweek as one of the 40 most influential South Asians in the US; by India Abroad as one of the 50 most influential Indians in America and by GQ India as one of the 30 most influential digital Indians globally. Besides his professional duties, Sree has been most helpful to the Foundation over the years, and we feel that he is one of the most extraordinarily helpful and valuable members of the South Asian community in the United States.


    SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Associationis a thriving organization working in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in March 1994 with 18 members, today it connects and serves more than 1,000 journalists and is a resource for those covering South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. Even as more South Asians have risen to the top ranks of US journalism, SAJA continues to play a role mentoring young media professionals and bringing attention to little-covered stories in the community. In recent years, SAJA has given away more than $250,000 in scholarships and awards and will be giving away $60,000 again this year through the support of the Arun I. and Asmita Bhatia Foundation and other donors; and more than $20,000 for the landmark SAJA Reporting Fellowships through the support of the Mahadeva Family Foundation. Other donors include CNN & Turner Broadcasting Corporation, Bloomberg, Dow Jones Foundation, Coca-Cola Company, New World Medical Group and Gaur Family Foundation. 


    ABOUT THE TARAKNATH DAS FOUNDATION & THE TARAKNATH DAS AWARD: Started in 1935, it gives grants to South Asian students in the U.S. and to small NGOs in India. The annual award, given since 1982, is for outstanding contributions to US-India understanding. Winners are most often individuals, but sometimes, they are institutions. Among its awardees are Anita Desai; Merchant, Ivory and Jhabvala; Abraham Verghese; Amar Bose; and RK Narayan.

    READ MORE ABOUT THE WORK OF THE FOUNDATION & MR. DAS: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/sai/tdas.html


    >> 1982: R. K. Narayan, writer

    >> 1983: Robert F. Goheen, diplomat

    >> 1984: A. K. Ramanujan, poet, translator, scholar, teacher

    >> 1985: Edward C. Dimock, Jr., scholar, translator, teacher

    >> 1986: Merchant, Ivory, Jhabvala, film-makers

    >> 1987: S. Chandrasekhar, scientist, teacher

    >> 1988: Stella Kramrisch, art historian, teacher

    >> 1989: Anita Desai, writer

    >> 1991: World Music Institute

    >> 1992: Indrani, dancer and dance teacher

    >> 1993: Madhur Jaffrey, actress, author

    >> 1994: Bernard S. Cohn, anthropologist, scholar, teacher

    >> 1995: Phillips Talbot, journalist, diplomat

    >> 1996: Amar G. Bose, audio-engineer, teacher, businessman

    >> 1997: Myron Weiner, political scientist, scholar, teacher

    >> 1998: Tanjore Viswanathan, musician, teacher

    >> 1999: Ainslie T. Embree, historian, teacher, administrator

    >> 2000: Bharati Mukherjee, writer

    >> 2001: Selig Harrison, scholar, journalist

    >> 2002: Abraham Verghese, doctor, writer

    >> 2003: Joseph Elder, scholar, administrator, film maker

    >> 2005: Sakhi for South Asian Women

    >> 2008: Gopal Raju, founder of India Abroad

    >> 2010: The American Institute of Indian Studies

    >> 2012: Dr. Siddartha Mukherjee, author, oncologist, Pulitzer Prize winner

    >> 2014: Sree Sreenivasan, teacher and connector

                   SAJA, South Asian Journalists Association 

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Past events

Monday, February 23, 2015 Meet Author Mohsin Hamid (Discount for SAJA members)
Saturday, January 31, 2015 SAJA Panel - On-Camera: South Asian Women Reporters
Friday, January 30, 2015 Serial: What Rabia Chaudry Knows
Friday, December 12, 2014 SAJA Holiday Party, Annual Members Meeting, & Election with Aasif Mandvi.
Monday, December 01, 2014 SAJA Elections 2015-2016
Saturday, October 11, 2014 2014 SAJA Convention
Thursday, September 25, 2014 SAJA Reporting Panel @ The New York Times
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 SAJA Ifthar - 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014 The True American at Asia Society
Friday, May 02, 2014 SAJA Comes to Bloomberg News
Thursday, April 03, 2014 SAJA Online Writing Workshop @CNN NY
Thursday, April 03, 2014 SAJA Boston Happy Hour
Thursday, March 06, 2014 All You Need to Know About the NY Health Insurance Exchange
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 All You Need to Know About the NY Health Insurance Exchange
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 "India's Vote" Discussion With SAJA & Asia Society
Thursday, January 16, 2014 SAJA-NYC: Desis, South Asians and the Rest of Them
Thursday, December 05, 2013 SAJA-NYC: Annual Members Meeting, Election & Holiday Party
Thursday, December 05, 2013 SAJA-DC: Holiday Party
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 SAJA Comes to CNN NY
Sunday, November 17, 2013 SAJA Board Elections 2014-15
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Exploring Journalism's New Frontiers
Thursday, October 17, 2013 SAJA Comes to CNN D.C. (Students Only)
Saturday, October 05, 2013 2013 SAJA Awards Dinner and Gala
Thursday, September 26, 2013 SAJA Comes to CBS News
Thursday, September 12, 2013 SAJA/Imran Qureshi's Exhibit@MET Museum
Thursday, September 05, 2013 SAJA D.C. Happy Hour
Friday, August 23, 2013 SAJA/AAJA Career Fair & Expo - Friday Aug 23
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 SAJA Summer Mixer
Friday, May 31, 2013 SAJA Comes to ABC News
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 SAJA D.C. Spring Mixer
Thursday, April 18, 2013 SAJA Comes to Bloomberg News
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 SAJA & Contently's Portfolio Review for Freelance Writers & Bloggers
Sunday, April 07, 2013 SAJA 2013 Internship Fund
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 SAJA/AAJA/APEX March Mixer
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 SAJA Mid-Winter Media Mixer with the Deadline Club
Thursday, February 07, 2013 "Meet the 2013 SAJA Board Mixer" in NYC on Thursday Feb 7th
Sunday, February 03, 2013 SAJA-SAMMA Super Bowl Webcast
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 A Conversation With ANG LEE AND DAVID MAGEE
Monday, December 17, 2012 SAJA-DC: Holiday Party & Meet Your Board
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 SAJA Holiday Party
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 SAJA@Work: Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, November 18, 2012 SAJA Board Elections 2013-14
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 SAJA Mentoring/Resume Critique
Thursday, October 04, 2012 An evening with Tarun Tejpal, author of "The Story of my Assassins"
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 A panel discussion on Supply and Demand: Migration, Trafficking and the Private Sector
Saturday, July 14, 2012 2012 SAJA Awards Dinner and Gala: Complimentary Registration
Saturday, July 14, 2012 2012 SAJA Awards Dinner and Gala
Saturday, June 23, 2012 SAJA-DC: Happy Hour
Thursday, June 07, 2012 SAJA-NYC: Book Launch and Talk with Vijay Prashad
Sunday, June 03, 2012 SAJA 2012 Internship Fund
Saturday, June 02, 2012 SAJA-Atlanta: Panel/Mixer @CNN Center
Monday, May 21, 2012 SAJA-Boston: Mixer with JAWS
Thursday, May 10, 2012 SAJA-TO: Rebranding Ethnic Conflict: Sri Lanka 2009
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 SAJA-TO: Samadhana 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012 Producing Bollywood: Inside the Contemporary Hindi Film Industry with Tejaswini Ganti
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 SAJA-DC: Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 SAJA-NYC: Reception for Pakistani/Pakistani-American Journalists
Sunday, April 08, 2012 2012 SAJA JOURNALISM AWARDS
Sunday, April 01, 2012 SAJA-SF: Meetup and Mixer
Sunday, April 01, 2012 SAJA-SF: Social Media One-Night Stand presented by Columbia Journalism Continuing Education
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 SAJA-NYC: Advanced Social Media Workshop for Journalists and Professionals
Thursday, March 22, 2012 SAJA-NYC: Meet the Board Mixer
Thursday, March 22, 2012 SAJA-DC: Book Reading and Chat // “Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi” with NPR’s Steve Inskeep
Thursday, March 22, 2012 SAJA-NYC: SAJA@Work with Bloomberg News
Sunday, March 18, 2012 SAJA-TO: Meetup with Journalist Salil Tripathi
Thursday, March 15, 2012 Co-sponsored by SAJA-NYC: A Conversation with Akash Kapur at the Asia Society
Friday, March 09, 2012 SAJA-NYC: Book Launch // "Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars" with Sonia Faleiro
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 SAJA-NYC: India Trailer // A Talk by Mumbai Film Curator and Journalist Meenakshi Shedde
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 View from the Top: Senior editors discuss today's journalism
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 "Love, Inshallah" - A Discussion with the Creators and Writers
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @NYTIndia: Behind the Scenes with India Ink
Thursday, January 19, 2012 THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 SAJA at the MET: Gallery Tour and Panel Discussion
Thursday, December 08, 2011 SAJA Holiday Party
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 SAJA @ Work : DJ/WSJ
Sunday, November 13, 2011 SAJA Board Elections 2012-13
Thursday, November 03, 2011 SAJA Boston Happy Hour Nov. 3
Thursday, November 03, 2011 SAJA NYC Happy Hour Nov. 3
Thursday, November 03, 2011 SAJA DC Happy Hour Nov. 3
Friday, October 14, 2011 Meet Imran Khan & Bobby Ghosh
Saturday, June 18, 2011 SAJA Convention & Gala - Recruiter Registration
Friday, June 17, 2011 SAJA Convention & Awards Gala - Comp Registration
Friday, June 17, 2011 SAJA Convention & Awards Gala
Friday, March 25, 2011 BOOK CONVERSATION: "Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World"
Thursday, March 17, 2011 WEBCASTS WITH STARS OF NBC "OUTSOURCED" + REALITY TV 3pm EST 3/17/2011
Thursday, March 03, 2011 SAJA NYC Mixer Thurs March 3rd
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 WEBCAST: New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson on SAJA Lanka Briefing #5: 9-9:45 a.m EST
Thursday, February 10, 2011 WEBCAST: Parag Khanna on "How to Rule the World
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 WEBCAST: Desis & the Grammys
Sunday, February 06, 2011 WEBCAST: SAJA Super Bowl Sunday

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