Hats off to New York's North Indian classical musician extraordinaire Andrew Mendelsohn. Not only did the witty sitar prodigy bag New York's grippy hold on our lives and trek off to India to win the country's most prestigious music competition; he made a compelling documentary about the experience and has found a way to mobilize serious support for it. Get on the bandwagon by visiting A Cricket in the Court of Akbar's Web site, viewing the trailer, and then dropping a few bills in the deserving man's change purse. If we don't support strong and gutsy music and film efforts like these, we don't deserve to have our projects realized.
[My knowledge of this effort is due only to proudly belonging to the social network of sketch comedian/monologue maven Negin Farsad. She will crack your shit up.]