CHICAGO - Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi was awarded this year's Pritzker Prize for being able to interpret architecture and transform it into buildings that respect Eastern culture, at the same time that he has improved the quality of life in his homeland, according to the judging panel's statement. The Pritzker Prize is regarded as architecture's equivalent to the Nobel Prize. Long considered to be one of India's foremost living architects...
Bolstering it’s debut this past Saturday, Zee TV’s new family quiz show Americas Smartest Family (ASF) has seem to have attracted some of the top advertisers and brand names servicing the South Asian demographic. A quick look at the show revealed State Farm Insurance as the presenting sponsor, McDonalds as the Co-presenting sponsor, Remitly as the powered by sponsor and Kawan Foods along with St. Judes as Associate sponsors.
LONDON - Veteran actor Anupam Kher has been invited to speak at the LSE SU India Forum (LIF) 2018 hosted by the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE). Previously known as the Economic Forum for India at LSE, it is a first of its kind conference in the UK involving keynote speeches and panel discussions on major issues facing contemporary India across a variety of fields. The conference serves as a platform for students and...
LOS ANGELES,CA-Indian-American filmmaker Swati Ali is set to launch a web series based on stories of immigrants from India and other parts of the world to the US. “We The People”, the 14-episode documentary series, will be unveiled on July 4. It has been self-funded so far and is now seeking community support through a crowdfunding campaign to fund the post-production and marketing expenses.
MENTON - The finishing touches to huge sculptures crafted out of citrus fruits were being made on Friday as the southern French Riviera town of Menton readied itself for the 85th edition of its "Fete du Citron" ("Lemon Festival"). Visitors to the Bollywood-themed festival, which starts on Saturday, would be greeted by several parades featuring floats, dancing and music, as well as a "Holi Party" in a nod to India's popular festival of colours,
LONDON - The London City Airport reopened on Tuesday after an unexploded 500kg Second World War bomb was safely removed from the area. The device was discovered in a bed of silt, 15m underwater at the King George V Dock on Sunday during planned work at the east airport, reports the BBC. All flights were cancelled on Monday after an exclusion zone was put in place, with the closure affecting up to 16,000 passengers and nearby residents...
LOS ANGELES - The Disneyland Resorts on Sunday raised tickets prices at Walt Disney World in Orlando and at Disneyland in California for most admissions, with annual pass hiking as much as 18 per cent. According to the new price list released by the company on its official website, daily tickets for California Adventure, a Disneyland theme park located in Anaheim, 40 kilometres east of Los Angeles, vary in price, depending on daily demand,
RIO DE JANEIRO - India's Amit Kumar Saroha finished a disappointing seventh in the mens Discus Throw F52 final of the Paralympics 2016 here on Thursday. Saroha, a F51 athlete could only throw 9.01 in his six attempts to finish last among the seven in what was India's first event of the day. Latvia's Aigars Apinis clinched the gold in the category with a throw of 20.83 in his six attempts while Poland's Robert Jachimowicz...
NEW DELHI - Indian long-distance runner O.P. Jaisha has revealed shocking levels of official apathy and callousness during the women's marathon event at the Rio Olympics, which she claims could have proved fatal for her. Jaisha has claimed that Indian officials did not bother to make arrangements to provide water and energy drinks to her during the race despite designated stations being allocated for Indian athletes.
NEW DELHI - The Sports Ministry on Monday announced that Rio Olympics medallists -- shuttler P.V. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik -- will receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai. Considered as the country's highest sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award is conferred on a sportsperson for outstanding performance over a period of four years.