The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri: Two generations of Bengali immigrants struggle to find fulfillment in a new homeland. Parents face the challenge of connecting to a new life far from Calcutta; children search for ways to weave Indian meaning into American success. Delicately written, with a tinge of melancholy and poignancy for the losses we all suffer - Amy Henry, aka Amy Cabernet Quilts.
Professor Rowena Ravenclaw was a Scottish witch, who lived in the early Middle Ages. Noted for her intelligence and creativity and regarded as one of the greatest witches of the age, Ravenclaw was one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry along with Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff and Salzar Slytherin, as well as the namesake of the Ravenclaw House. Ravenclaw was “beautiful yet slightly intimidating.” #hp
The Namesake (2006) Gogol Ganguli (Kal Penn) is torn between his parents' (Irrfan Khan and Tabu) Indian traditions and his decidedly modern lifestyle, and frankly prefers for his friends to call him "Nick." But the true meaning of his name is a story that spans two continents -- and two generations. Based on Jhumpa Lahiri's best-selling novel, Mira Nair's coming-of-age drama explores first-generation Americans' delicate dance between culture and identity.
Agata Bieleń is a jewelry designer with a stunning minimalist namesake jewelry brand that resonates the elegance of pure stainless steel with subtle geometry. Shortly after her first exhibit upon graduating from the Architecture and Design Faculty at the Fine Academy of Fine Arts in Poland, an encounter with street style photographer The Satorialist Scott Schumann had encouraged Agata to launch her own label.