LOS ANGELES, CA - With an all-black dress code prevailing on the red carpet at the 75th Golden Globes on Dec 7, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. President Meher Tatna went against the tide in an embellished red ensemble — and for good reason. “It’s a cultural thing,” the Indian journalist told “Entertainment Tonight” on the red carpet, explaining her conscious decision to wear a brightly colored gown and overcoat on an otherwise somber red carpet.
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NORWALK, CA - A unique, practical and much needed program was held by Joys of Sharing Foundation on Dec 15 at Sanatan Dharma Temple here with close to around 200 in attendance. The program started off with prayer and a few songs by Smita Das and Raj Upadhyay. They set the stage for a never before topic of discussion by...
LOS ANGELES,CA - Indian-American actor-comedian Aziz Ansari won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for “Master of None” at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, making history, here on Jan 7. He became the first Indian-American actor to win this category. Ansari’s win marked the second time an actor of South Asian descent has won a Golden Globe in 35 years. Ben Kingsley, who is of Indian descent,
LONG BEACH, CA - Fashion model Jaskiran Kaur, who represented Laguna Beach at the “Miss California USA 2018” pageant, walked away with the third position during the event held Dec. 3 at the Long Beach Terrace Theater here, where Kelley Johnson of Redondo Beach was crowned “Miss California USA 2018.” Sharing her emotions on social media, she said, “I’m over the moon!” “Having been able to share the stage with the most strong,
LOS ANGELES, CA - Hollywood film “Lake of Fire” songs that have been composed by Qutub-E-Kripa, an ensemble of student musicians of AR Rahman’s music academy KM Music Conservatory, have been shortlisted for the Best Original Song at the 2018 Academy Awards. On Dec 19, the Academy unveiled the list of contenders which included three songs of the film—“Have you ever wondered”, “I’ll be gone” and “We’ll party all night”.
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LOS ANGELES, CA -The Reshma Beauty Campaign Launch was held on Dec 3 at Rozina’s Beauty Spa here. This glamorous affair was attended by the who’s who of the beauty industry from global beauty expert and author of best-selling book `Passport to Beauty,’ Shalini Vedhera; social media sensation Shawanna Davis;
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LOS ANGELES, CA - The holiday month of December, turned gruesome for many families in Southern California as horrendous fires spit an image of doom, destruction, calamity and casualty across Los Angeles and the nearby regions. Though other fires like the Skirball, Lilac, Creek, Rye and Liberty dozed down within three to four days,
NEW YORK - A Bangladeshi-origin man was arrested on Monday after a "low-tech" suicide bomb he was was allegedly wearing went off injuring him and three others at the city's transportation hub at the start of the rush hour. Police Commissioner James O'Neil told reporters that 27-year-old Akayed Ullah had on an "improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body," which he "intentionally detonated".
ANAHEIM,CA-Indian athlete Chanu Saikhom Mirabai,23, showed grit in winning the women’s 48kg total and clean and jerk titles at the 2017 world weightlifting championships here on Nov 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Mirabai employed with the Indian Railway and the 2017 Commonwealth Games champion, lifted her personal best in career totaling 194kg to beat Sukcenjotharoen Thunya of Thailand to the second place by a slim margin of 1kg.
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LOS ANGELES,CA - Vasundra Pathmarajah from Lancaster, was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. She is in desperate need of a stem cell transplant for her survival. Please join the Stem Cell Registry in person at a drive or at join.bethematch.org/swab4api.There is a huge need for more South Asian stem cell donors.