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...
WASHINGTON - The family of a 23-year-old Mumbai student killed in Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade crash in 2015 has welcomed a ruling by a US court here giving life time jail to the woman behind the accident. Adacia Chambers, 26, crashed into a crowd at the Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade killing four people, including MBA student Nikita Prabhakar Nakal. Chambers was sentenced by...
NEW YORK,NY-Actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn won $25,000 for Palestinian refugees with beer-braised fish tacos when he beat “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress Cheryl Hines to win “MasterChef Celebrity Showdown” recently. “Only in America can a guy make tacos on FOX TV, almost lose an eye, and win $25,000 to support refugees,” Penn wrote in a note posted to Twitter. “We are so fortunate as Americans to live in a country...
WASHINGTON,D.C.-Four Indian-American scientists have been chosen among 102 researchers who will receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers — the highest honour given by the US government to science and engineering professionals. These are: Pankaj Lal from Montclair State University (Department of Agriculture); Kaushik Chowdhury from Northeastern University (Department of Defense),
KOLKATA - IIT Kharagpur alumnus Parag Havaldar has won the Technical Oscar for the development of expression-based facial performance-capture technology at Sony Pictures Imageworks, the institute said in a statement on Friday. The Indian-American graduated from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Kharagpur in 1991. This pioneering system enabled large-scale use of animation rig-based facial...
NEW DELHI- Two Indians were among the 39 people killed in the terror attack at a nightclub in Istanbul early on Jan 1, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. “I have a bad news from Turkey. We have lost two Indian nationals in the Istanbul attack. Indian Ambassador is on way to Istanbul,” Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet. The victims are Abis Rizvi son of former Rajya Sabha MP and Khushi Shah from Gujarat.