NEW YORK,NY-Kavita Devi, formerly a powerlifter, became the first Indian woman to sign up for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). After The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal became the two male wrestlers to be snapped up by the largest wrestling company in the world, it is now the turn of Devi to take India’s flag into the ring. The news was confirmed by Mahal on his visit to India to promote the WWE India tour which will take place on December 8 and 9.
NEW YORK,NY-Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family professor of South Asian studies and professor of history at Harvard, has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship better known as the “genius grant”, a no-strings-attached award of $625,000 paid out over five years. The fellowship is awarded annually to 24 talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality. The 38-year-old Amrith of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a historian...
CLEVELAND, OH - Vinay Parameswaran, who served for three seasons as associate conductor of the Nashville Symphony from 2014-17, leading over 150 performances, has been appointed to the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra as its new music director. In addition, he has also been named the assistant conductor of the...
LOS ANGELES,CA- Davan Maharaj has been fired as the editor of the Los Angeles Times in a dramatic shake-up to move the daily more quickly into the digital age.bMaharaj, who served as both editor and publisher since March 2016, was terminated on Aug 21 along with three senior editors -- Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin, Deputy Managing Editor for Digital Megan Garvey and Assistant Managing Editor of Investigations Matt Doig.
NEW YORK - Davan Maharaj, who was the highest ranking Indian American newspaper journalist, has been removed as the top editor and publisher of The Los Angeles Times in a shakeup of the publication's leadership. The newspaper reported on Monday that Tronc, the parent company of the LA Times, had also removed three other high-level editors in what it described as a "dramatic shake-up" at the fifth largest newspaper in the US...
HOLLYWOOD,CA-Krushna Abhishek and his wife Kashmera Shah’s home is doing the rounds on social media. Krushna’s sister, Arti Singh, while visting SoCal posted the picture of her brother’s house. Along with the picture, Arti wrote, “Finally I visited my brother n bhabhis house in west Hollywood .. super proud @kashmera1 @krushna30.” Krushna is in the spotlight for his TV show ‘The Drama Company’. He was last seen on the big screen in...
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LOS ANGELES, CA - Surrounded by his close family, Nadadur Vardhan passed away peacefully on July 3, following a brief illness. Vardhan was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend.He was a renowned international tax consultant, and President/ Founder of Nadadur Vardhan, Inc. He was also an avid political activist,
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LOS ANGELES, CA - Haitian writer Jacques Romain once said- “Experience is the cane of the blind” and 8-year-old ‘blind from birth’ Indian- American Sheema Shaikh’s ‘journey through the dark’ feels the same. At such a young age, Shaikh, a resident of Corona, has grown to understand society at large and feels that more needs to be done...
LONDON - An 11-year-old Indian-origin boy here has scored 162 in the prestigious Mensa IQ test, two points higher than geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Arnav Sharma, from Reading town in southern England, passed the infamously difficult test a few weeks back with zero preparation. Mensa IQ test was developed in Britain to form an elite society of intelligent people, the Independent reported. The "genius benchmark"