NEW DELHI - India-born US-based designer Premal Badiani will showcase Indian fashion at New York Fashion Week. She says it could open an avenue for Indian textile makers. Badiani's latest collection 'Root Cause' is based on soft and fluid silhouettes in warm shades of maroon. The earthy undertones of the fabric are further complemented with the green and gold embroidery that endorses 'green awareness'.
NEW YORK - Aravinda Pillalamarri, the inspiration for "Swades", says she was stopped by police during her morning stroll in her hometown and questioned about her immigration status making her feel unequal because of her colour, according to media reports. Pillalamari was stopped near her home in Bel Air in Maryland by a police officer after a neighbour had reported her as suspicious, she told the local Baltimore CBS television station...
LONDON - In a landmark ruling, the UK Supreme Court has ordered Oxford University to stand trial after an Indian-origin student filed a 1 million pound ($1,245,100) compensation claim saying "appalling bad and boring tuition" in the varsity resulted in him getting a second class degree, a newspaper here reported. Faiz Siddiqui, a modern history graduate, says he would have enjoyed a career as a top international commercial lawyer had...
NEW YORK, NY - Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program recently announced the new class of members accepted to the program’s 2017 National Youth Leadership Council. Among those appointed was Yorba Linda resident Martand Bhagavatula, a 9th grader in the International Baccalaureate program at Valencia High School. Martand’s experience...
BY A STAFF REPORTER
LOS ANGELES, CA – Indian American attorney Firdaus Dordi, has been appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the Los Angeles Superior Court. Dordi will be the fifth South Asian state court judge in Los Angeles and the first Parsi judge in the US. Dord is a former public defender and co-founder of the Dordi, Williams,
PASADENA,CA-Palghat P. Vaidyanathan, professor of electrical engineering in the Caltech Division of Engineering and Applied Science here, has been awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society’s highest honor: the Society Award, which recognizes “outstanding technical contributions in a field within the scope of the Signal Processing Society and outstanding leadership within...
BY SONAM MIRPURI
LOS ANGELES, CA - Life is filled with many desires and ambitions. Habitually around this time of the year most people make resolutions they hope to achieve in the coming year. The objective is usually to do better, become better, stop a bad habit, the list varies. However, with every tradition comes varied opinions because not...
NEW YORK - An Indian origin truck driver carrying packages for the Christmas season has been killed after his vehicle hit a mini van and overturned on a California highway, according to media reports. Ravikesh Kumar was driving the box truck for the postal service and FeEx from Sacramento to San Jose when he met with the accident at Danville, about 45 km from San Francisco, early on Monday morning. "The young Sacramento man behind...
LOS ANGELES,CA-Ravi S. Rajan, the Dean of the School of the Arts at Purchase College, State University of New York, has been named as the fourth President of the California Institute of the Arts, the school’s Board of Trustees announced Dec 15. Rajan follows the 29-year tenure of outgoing president Steven Lavine at the school which Walt Disney himself envisioned more than 50 years ago. He begins his tenure June 1, 2017.
NEW YORK,NY-Jeff Bhasker as a writer and Anoushka Shankar as a musician were among the nominees for the upcoming 59th Grammy Awards. Bhasker is among the songwriters — Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass and Teddy Sinclair — for Rihanna’s “Kiss it Better” in the Best R&B Song category. Other songs up for the award are PartyNextDoor’s “Come See Me” featuring Drake, Bryson Tiller’s “Exchange,” Maxwell’s “Lake by the Ocean”