NEW YORK - A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students. Most Indian parents want their children to become doctors, but not her parents. Das, who calls herself a "rebel", recalled to IANS that her parents had told her: "Whatever you do, don't be a doctor. Don't become a doctor, it's long and expensive."
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LOS ANGELES, CA-The Supervisor of Los Angeles County for the Fourth District, Janice Hahn, has appointed Deepak Jhaveri as Commissioner to serve on the County’s Insurance Commission. Jhaveri, is the founder and president of SND Insurance & Financial Services Inc. based our of Cerritos. He has 20 years of experience...
WASHINGTON - Indian-American investor and philanthropist Frank Islam hopes that a $2-million management school set up by him at his alma mater, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), will become an incubator for leaders in India. "From this Complex will come the leaders who will make India and the world a better place," said Islam, who dedicated The Frank and Debbie Islam Management Complex at the AMU in February.
LOS ANGELES - India-born US-based actress Freida Pinto says wastage of food is not at all glamorous, adding that instead of dumping leftovers one should give it to someone. Taking forward this thought, Freida joined hands with a San Francisco-based food recovery technology company called Copia to ensure that no food was wasted at this years' Oscars party. Copia is known for providing restaurants or party organisers with pick up and...
GREEN RIVER,UT-It’s a happy time for Ken and Sarita Sah, who have just returned to Utah after 10 years of exile in their native India. But the homecoming comes with a bitter flavor and loaded with regret,The Salt Lake Tribune reporters. On July 6, 2006, after 14 years in the US, they departed willingly after losing an arduous appeal with immigration authorities. They were determined to work within the system, rather than disappearing among...
NEW YORK, NY –Internet of Things startup Toymail Founder and CEO Gauri Nanda was on Shark Tank pitching for her business Toymail and landed $600K. She has developed a line of plush toys that contain a wifi voice messaging system which allows kids to easily send messages to approved family and friends through their app. The toys present a playful alternative to a mobile phone. Not only does this toy send messages,
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LOS ANGELES, CA – Abhiman Kaushal made SoCal Indian-Americans proud by being part of a Grammy winning SoCal music team in the New Age Music category. India Journal caught up with him soon after the win for an exclusive interview. Kaushal sharing his happiness and elation with IJ said- “I am so happy and honored to be...
LOS ANGELES,CA-Arth Patel, a student at the UCLA School of Dentistry, earned a $5,000 scholarship for his winning essay on how dental health contributes to the well being of children and families. Kool Smiles, a provider of quality dental care in underserved communities in the US, announced the winner of its first annual My Kool Smiles Scholarship Fund essay contest, sponsored by the Benevis Foundation.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Raja Krishna-moorthi and his eldest son Vijay visited the White House on Jan 16 to attend the Chicago Cubs’ official visit commemorating their World Series victory. “Growing up in Peoria as a Cubs fan, I always dreamed of the Cubs one day winning the World Series,” Krishna-moorthi said.
WASHINGTON - Indian-American activist and sexual-abuse survivor Amita Swadhin urged the US Senate Judiciary Committee to reject President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney-General, saying the prospect of him in the role is "incredibly worrisome". Representing survivors of sexual abuse and violence, and the LGBTI community, Ms Swadhin was called to testify by Democrats before the committee...