Gotham Chopra

About Gotham Chopra

Gotham Chopra is a multi-media voice on issues of spirituality, culture, and news. As an anchor for Channel One News -- an in-school educational news broadcast seen daily by upwards of 8 million American students -- Gotham reported from Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, Egypt, China, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Colombia, Russia, Chechnya, Mexico, Honduras, all across Europe and the United States. He has interviewed a wide range of Global leaders -- from President Bush to the Dalai Lama to associates and foot soldiers of Osama Bin Laden. He has hosted events as diverse as the Pope's pep rally in St. Louis to the action at the fifty-yard line at the Superbowl. Gotham's global assignments have sent him on patrol with anti-militant commando units in war torn Kashmir and had him detained by secret police in China, Iran, and Pakistan. Gotham is the author of Familiar Strangers (Random House 2002) -- a non-fiction and spiritual chronicle of his travels and encounters at the frontlines of areas in conflict and transition. Gotham served as Story Editor on the Bulletproof Monk -- a comic book about bullets, monks, gangs, and seekers. He also served as Executive Producer of the feature Film with John Woo's Lion Rock Films and MGM Studios, which appeared in theaters in 2003. He is also author of Child of the Dawn, a novel published in 1996 and translated in 13 languages internationally. He recorded The Mythical Lover on A Gift of Love -- a recording of sensual poetry by the 13th Century poet Rumi, and has served as researcher and lyrical advisor to Michael Jackson on the multi-platinum albums Dangerous and HIStory. He has also served as Producer on television specials for PBS. As co-founder of 5K Entertainment, Gotham wrote, is producing, and will direct the indy feature Swindle. He is also the co-creator of K Lounge -- a Kama Sutra bar and lounge in New York City with more to launch internationally in 2005. As co-founder of Chopra Media and a partner in Intent Media (with Deepak Chopra and Shekhar Kapur), Gotham is involved in a wide-array of creative media ventures. He is the President of development for Gotham Studios Asia, the largest comic book studio in India. Currently Gotham is serving as creative consultant to Current TV, a new television network co-founded by former Vice-President Al Gore, and scheduled to launch in 20 million American households in August 2005. Identified by Newsweek Magazine (March 04) as one of the "most powerful and influential" South Asians worth watching, Gotham speaks nationally on issues of youth and spirituality, conflict resolution, and develops workshops to create a language for young people to bring out the internal and external issues that important to them.
Author Archive | Gotham Chopra

From Iranian Prisoner to Fatherhood – Welcome to the World Baby Isaiah

Yesterday, my sister Mallika and I both got the coolest email from our friend Laura Fattal. Quick rewind: About four years ago, Laura’s son Josh and his friends Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd were taken into custody by Iranian border guards and accused of illegally crossing into Iran while hiking along the border. Over the […]

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R.I.P. CurrentTV : by Gotham Chopra

It was the spring of 2004 when I got a phone call from former vice president Al Gore. I had met him years earlier while covering the 2000 election working for Channel One News, the controversial news network broadcast in schools. Back then, I was the kid on the campaign, the presumed softball interview for […]

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Gotham Chopra: How Hurricane Sandy Could Affect the Presidential Election

Witness and have reverence for nature’s magnificence. Keep watch over your loved ones. Don’t do anything stupid. Bat down the hatches and see you on the other side.

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Gotham Chopra: The Facts of This Presidential Campaign

Gotham Chopra shares his thoughts on the 2012 election and presents a curated election-themed playlist from The Chopra Well.

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Gotham Chopra: Brave New (Digital) World

The truth is, nothing short of being a catalyst to transformative change will suffice.

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Gotham Chopra: A Tribute to Fathers

I do have other memories – my dad experimenting on my sister and me with various meditation techniques, memory techniques, mindfulness techniques, non-verbal communication techniques, emotional healing techniques, and oh, supernatural communication techniques.

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Gotham Chopra: An Origin Story

Gotham Chopra shares the origin story that inspire his book, The 7 Spiritual Laws of Superheroes

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Gotham Chopra: The Chopra Well — Manhattan Project

Meet Deepak Chopra in NYC this Thursday.

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Gotham Chopra: Is Kony 2012 trivializing genocide?

I know I’m supposed to be entirely focused on the premiere of my movie this Sunday at SXSW (obligatory trailer plug here), but I’m being distracted by a slightly more viral video that was shared here on Intentblog and around the world yesterday. The ‘Kony 2012′ video that popped yesterday to the tune of 27+ million […]

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Gotham Chopra: The Chopras meet President Obama + Decoding Deepak Trailer (video)

On a plane right now flying back to the left coast from NYC after attending a fundraiser yesterday evening and getting the chance to meet and have a picture taken with President Obama. My dad was one of the hosts at a colorful downtown fundraiser that raised several millions dollars for the President’s re-election campaign. […]

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