RIVERSIDE,CA - The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently announced that Geeta Sikand will receive its prestigous 2019 Dolores Nyhus Memorial Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award on April 11 at the Riverside Convention Center, here. This is the highest honor bestowed by the Academy of to a dietitian each year. Sikand is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN),
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HOUSTON,TX - When 8-year-old Rushi Gandhi asked to join the baseball team with his friends last Spring, his doctors told him it was too dangerous. When he asked his parents to play soccer or join the running club in the Fall, the answer, again, was no. “It’s getting to him,” explains his mother, Nilima Gandhi. “I see him forcing himself to play on the computer trying to forget that he can’t do...
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LOS ANGELES, CA - At the 76th Golden Globe Awards held on January 6 here, former Miss India and Bollywood actress Manasvi Mamgai was in attendance. Mamgai opted to wear a lovely, shimmery peach colored satin saree. She told the media on walking the red carpet in a saree, “I think it was the first saree worn at golden globes. Everyone was quite spellbound,
NEW YORK - An Indian-American teenager has won the inaugural "Digital Transformation Hackathon" at Cornell University for designing a device to detect the actual pain level of a patient during a diagnosis. The device designed by 17-year-old Mahum Siddiqi and her team uses neurological activity occurring in one's brain to help doctors more efficiently determine someone's pain levels. "It's incredibly upsetting and problematic how hypothetical the concept of pain diagnostics is.
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SAN DIEGO,CA - Vinod Krishnamoorthy’s book titled “Competitive Math for Middle School” is distinctive in many ways. Alerted to the tornadic force of numbers from early childhood, the author’s main interest lies in enticing school children to delve deeper into the intricacies of math while learning new concepts not otherwise taught in traditional public schools.
LOS ANGELES,CA - There’s a new kid detective in town. Disney Junior announced Nov 29 that production has begun on ‘Mira, Royal Detective’, a new animated mystery series aimed at preschoolers,slated ro debut in 2020. What immediately distinguishes ‘Mira’ from its predecessors is the all-Indian cast. 15-year-old newcomer Leela Ladnier will voice the titular protagonist, while the rest of the cast features Freida Pinto, Hannah Simone, Kal Penn, Jameela Jamil, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aparna Nancherla, and others.
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,