NEW DELHI - India’s High Commissioner to Britain Navtej Sarna was on Sept 22 appointed as the next Ambassador to the US. “Navtej Singh Sarna (IFS: 1980) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United State of America,” an External Affairs Ministry statement said. “He is expected to take up the assignment shortly,” it added. He takes charge after Arun Kumar Singh retired last month-end.
WASHINGTON,D.C.-An Indian-American girl attracted a sizeable audience at the White House when she narrated a poem that shared her experience as an immigrant and how it was painful to replace her mother tongue Tamil with English. Among the audience were the First Lady, Michelle Obama, who felicitated Maya Eashwaran and four others including another Indian-American Gopal Raman with the prestigious National Students Poet...
WASHINGTON,D.C.-Two Indian-American teens are among five students selected for the prestigious National Students Poets Program, the White House has announced. First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the budding poets, including Indian-Americans Maya Eashwaran and Gopal Raman, at the White House on Sept 8. Eashwaran (17) is from Alpharetta, GA and Raman is from Dallas,TX.The other three are Stella Binion from Chicago,
RIVERSIDE,CA-Indian-American couple Dr. Harkeerat S. and Deepta Dhillon, longtime supporters of the University of California, Riverside, have endowed a research award to support doctoral students engaged in Sikh and Punjabi Studies in the arts and humanities. The $100,000 gift announced by UC Riverside will help attract graduate students with an interest in Sikh and Punjabi culture, and support fieldwork on...
WASHINGTON,D.C.-A top US university has appointed a first full-time director for Hindu Life in recognition of the growing number of Hindu students at the univerrsity. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan as Georgetown’s first full-time Director for Hindu Life and the first Hindu priest chaplain in the United States,” Rev Howard Gray, Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry at university said.
NEW YORK - An Indian American official spearheading the Obama administration's campaign against police brutality and mistreatment of minorities has issued a scathing indictment of the city of Baltimore, accusing its police force of violating the Constitution and federal anti-discrimination laws. The head of the federal Civil Rights Division, Vanita Gupta, who oversaw an inquiry into police brutality and excesses in the city, said on Tuesday...
INGLEWOOD,CA- After making TIME’s list of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet, Indo-Canadian YouTube sensation Lilly Singh has done it again. The video star took home two coveted prizes within the web/digital category: “Choice Web Star: Female” and “Choice Web Star: Comedy” during the Teen Choice Awards 2016 held here on July 31.Singh, who was in Italy and did not attend the awards ceremony.
NEW YORK - An Indian American entrepreneur has begun a countdown for launching a moon lander next year after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it has approved his company's venture. Naveen Jain, the founder of Moon Express, called the US government OK on Wednesday for the MX1-E moon lander "another giant leap for humanity". "In the immediate future we envision bringing precious resources,
NEW YORK,NY-An eminent Indian-American digital media expert has been named by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as the city’s new Chief Digital Officer to focus on promoting access to local government through technology and support its tech ecosystem. Sree Sreenivasan has previously served as the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first Chief Digital Officer as well as at Columbia University. He has also been a mayoral appointee...
NEW DELHI- Carnatic music exponent T.M. Krishna and social activist Bezwada Wilson are two Indians who have been conferred the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for this year. While Krishna got the award for “ensuring social inclusiveness in culture”, Wilson was selected for “asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity”, according to their citations. “The healing power of music is an idea that often does not rise beyond being...