Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Night in Bollywood...with Cubans

I've never been to India. But I hope I can go soon.

Due to an amalgam of fortuitous circumstances, fate, and an indisputably vast amount of karma, Sunil Kumar is responsible for a Night in Bollywood, an annual fund raiser taking place in Coral Gables (Miami) Florida, which raises tens of thousands of dollars for his orphanage in India.

Sunil grew up as an orphan in India, and decided to see what he could do to make things better for the many poor children in his country. After becoming a computer engineer, he began working online, ultimately connecting with Carlos and Sandra Osorio, right here in Miamitown. The Osorios told someone, who told someone, who told someone…

Fast forward a few years and you have one of the single biggest cultural/fundraising events Miami... certainly the most culturally interesting! (I grew up in Coral Gables; the statistical probabilities against having a live Indian elephant parked on the south side of the Coral Gables Country Club in the City Beautiful would've been astronomical even a decade ago.)

Here's to all the old Cuban men in Indian costume, the silent auction, the donations, and all the good folks trying to make a difference half a world away!

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