FULLERTON,CA - Troy High School junior Shivana Anand at 16, is no stranger to achievement. She recently scored a perfect 1600 SAT score on her first try. She has won awards at many coding competitions, such as Troy High’s annual Wittry Competition and Cal Poly Pomona’s High School Programming Competition, where she was the only female competitor to place in the top 10, winning 4th place overall. She is also team captain of her team for her school’s nationally acclaimed Cyber Defense program.
LOS ANGELES,CA - Violinist Vijay Gupta based here, was recently named one of 25 recipients of a 2018 MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. Gupta, who joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2007 at age 19, has long been an advocate for the homeless, incarcerated and underprivileged residents of Los Angeles, particularly those who live downtown on “skid row.” His advocacy began shortly after he became a member of the LA Phil, when he gave lessons to Nathaniel Ayers,
CAMBRIDGE, MA - Sruthi Palaniappan, an Indian-American student, has been elected president of the Harvard University student body Undergraduate Council. Julia M. Huesa was elected Vice President, defeating Indian-American Vice Presidential candidate, Arnav Agrawal. The Harvard Crimson reported that Palaniappan- Huesa duo garnered roughly 41.5 percent of the vote total, easily beating out second-place finishers Nadine M. Khoury and Arnav Agrawal, who received 26.6 percent of the vote.
FRESNO,CA - An Indian couple, who had gushed in a travel blog about how much they loved “daredevilry” or standing on the edge of cliffs, died after falling 800 feet in an area with very steep terrain in California’s Yosemite National Park, the media reported. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, were identified on Oct 29 as the married couple who fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park last week,
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA- In the summer of 2009 after reading about Roi Choi’s Kogi BBQ trucks, Akash Kapoor, his wife, and a few friends were talking amongst themselves one evening and it sparked a brilliant idea. “By the end of the evening, we came up with a name and 4 menu items that are still on the menu.
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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Indian-American community here bid a sorrowful good bye to Pt. Ramesh Kumar Bharati, a tabla maestro extraordinaire and resident of Artesia for many years. He was born on December 4 1956 and passed away on Sept 19. The maestro leaves behind his wife Jageshwari and three children...
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FULLERTON,CA - An Indian-American professor at California State University, Fullerton, is leading a team of researchers to study how retention and graduation rates can be increased primarily among Hispanics and other underrepresented students majoring in engineering and computer science. The project directed by...
SACRAMENTO,CA - A 15-year-old Indian-American child prodigy has reached a milestone in his academic journey and is all set to start his doctorate after completing his graduation in biomedical engineering, according to a media report. Tanishq Abraham, graduated from the University of California, Davis with the highest honours of summa cum laude. “Of course I feel very happy, very excited, and I’m very proud of my accomplishments,”
NEW YORK - Indian-origin academic Akshay Venkatesh has been awarded the Fields Medal, which is often called the Nobel Prize of mathematics. The award to the 36-year-old academic was announced on Wednesday at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro. Venkatesh, who made a mark as a child prodigy, is a professor at Stanford University and is set to move to the School of Mathematics of the Institute for....
WASHINGTON,D.C.- Uttam Dhillon, White House lawyer, has been appointed as the new head of the crucial Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that combats the smuggling and use of narcotics. Dhillon, who till recently worked in the White House as Deputy Counsel and Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump, took up the role of Acting Director of the DEA on Jull 3. “With one American dying a drug overdose every nine minutes,