WASHINGTON,D.C.- Indian-American Indira Talwani has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in Massachusetts, making her the first Asian Pacific American federal judge in this state. Talwani, in her 50s, was confirmed by the Senate by 94-0 votes. She is the first person of Asian descent to serve as judge in Massachusetts and in the First Circuit, which includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and...
LOS ANGELES, CA - The bodies of all four members of an Indian family, which perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into the Eel river, have been found, the authorities said. Searchers recovered the submerged bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, and his daughter, Saachi, 9, from the Eel River in Leggett, on April 16, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on April 16.
WASHINGTON,D.C.- US first Sikh Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Arjan Singh Bhullar has made a partnership with the National Sikh Campaign to use his sporting event to increase awareness and education about Sikhs in the US and to increase the interest and representation of the Indian community in the sports. Founder NSC Rajwant Singh said that Arjan Singh Bhullar would wear his turban during...
BY DEVIKA C. MEHTA
LOS ANGELES, CA - Kids are best known for their creativity and Falu’s Bazaar, a vibrant and diverse album of Indian children’s music from Falu, is a way to harness and generate that energy into building a better tomorrow. Falu’s Bazaar that was out on February 16, explores how arts and roots can be both cherished and...
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NEW YORK, NY - On the eve of International Women’s Day on March 7, Neeta Bhasin, the CEO and President of ASB Communications and Event Guru, received the South Asian Empowerment Awards here from Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar in a glittering ceremony that was held at Leonards in Great Neck.
NEW YORK, NY - In a ranking of billionaires topped by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest man with a net worth of $112 billion, the list released by Forbes on March 6 also included a number of Indian-American billionaires, including a woman. Among the Indian-Americans on the ‘2018 World’s Billionaires’ list are Rakesh Gangwal, Romesh Wadhwani, Vinod Khosla, Kavitark Ram Shriram, Brian Sheth, John Kapoor, Aneel Bhusri,
BY DEVIKA CHHIBBER
LOS ANGELES, CA - This year, three Indian-American students from Southern California have brought a ‘golden shine’ to the sunny state, as they have been honored with the prestigious 2018 Congressional Award Gold Medals. Jagannathan Rangarajan, of Thousand Oaks, chosen from the 26th Congressional District; Ishan Gaur,
An Indian immigrant who travelled to the US with his widowed mother and three siblings when he was just 15 is living the American Dream. Elected president of the United States Soccer Federation on February 10, besting an eightcandidate field that featured World Cup-winner Hope Solo, 62-year-old Carlos Cordeiro is set to occupy a coveted position in world football. Born in Mumbai to a Goan father and Colombian mother,
NEW YORK - A court has overturned the $21 million awarded to the family of a woman of Indian descent who was operated on her brain instead of her jaw because of a hospital mix-up, according to media reports. In its decision, The Michigan State Supreme Court cited a technicality in the way the lawyers for the family of 81-year-old Bimla Nayyar framed the case, which originally got them the multi-million-dollar award from a lower court jury,
BY DEVIKA C.MEHTA
LOS ANGELES, Ca - Dance is not just a musical act but a critical mixture of creative and cultural backgrounds. The thought has been nicely implemented by twin sisters Riya and Sara Kapoor, who have been collecting accolades for their brilliant fusion dance performances across America. In summer 2017, they stunned audiences with...