HOUSTON,TX - For three months last winter, radio-television-film senior Indian-American actress, Sahana Srinivasan traded in her bookbag for lights, camera and action to become the host of “Brainchild,” Netflix’s new science education series. Following the blueprint of predecessors such as “Brain Games,” “Brainchild” provides an interactive learning experience for children. The show, executively produced by Pharrell Williams, tackles topics ranging from the psychological woes of social media to...
CARLSBAD,CA - Sathvi Seshan, a sophomore at Pacific Ridge School, here, has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will play violin in February with the Symphony Orchestra. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world. Earlier this year, Seshan auditioned for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board.
SANTA CRUZ, CA - -- The Templeton World Charity Foundation, announced that Sandra Nair 20, from Kerala, India is the first 2019 Templeton–Ramanujan Fellowship recipient. She will get $5,000 monetary grant for furthering educational pursuits and development in STEM. The award, part of the highly competitive Spirit of Ramanujan STEM Talent Initiative, is the first of 30 financial grants to be issued yearly for the next three years, totaling $550,000.
SEAL BEACH, CA- An Indian-American father and his three-year-old son were killed after a crash on the 405 Freeway near here, which prompted the closure of several lanes and led to major morning traffic congestion on June 15. His wife and daughter are in critical condition, according to media reports. Friends of the Katara family have set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral and medical expenses.
Producer Preeti Thaker has bagged a role in the upcoming Hollywood comedy “What Men Want”, which is inspired by the 2000 film “What Women Want”. Preeti will be acting alongside actors Tracy Morgan and Taraji P. Henson in the film, to be helmed by Adam Shankman. “I’m excited about this film. This will be my debut in acting and that too a Hollywood film. I think it’s a big achievement and I am working really hard for this.
LONDON - Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi, along with the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery will launch a report by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) aimed at eliminating forced labour, human trafficking, modern slavery and child labour. "This is one of a series of five public events relating to key themes of human rights and good governance that CHRI is running on the sidelines...
MUMBAI- A Mumbai-based businessman was arrested after a leading actress of yesteryears, Zeenat Aman, lodged a complaint accusing him of rape, cheating and forgery, a top police officer said here on March 23. “The complaint was lodged by the victim on March 22 with Juhu Police Station and the accused has been arrested,” Mumbai Police spokesperson Deepak Deoraj said. Deoraj said the case had been transferred to the Crime Branch for...
LOS ANGELES, CA - Directors Maclain and Chapman Way have co-created `Wild Wild Country’ a riveting six-part docuseries that recounts the amazing true story of a fallen religious movement started by Indian guru Bhagwan Rajneesh. The series debuted on Netflix on March 16. According to a press release, on a quiet day in 1981, disciples of an the obscenely wealthy guru named Bhagwan Rajneesh, also knows as Osho,
NEW YORK - To get the accuracy of cuff devices and the convenience of mobile device apps, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher has created a new app and hardware to measure blood pressure. The technology, details of which were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine along with a video, also includes a discovery of a more convenient measurement point. "We targeted a different artery, the transverse palmer arch artery...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Two Indian Americans have emerged as nominees in the annual San Francisco Chronicle Visionary of the Year award. Khan Academy founder Sal Khan joins Kiva co-founder Premal Shah among the 2018 Visionary of the Year award nominees. Khan started the Mountain View, California based Khan Academy in 2005 to help his cousins in math, and the concept expanded immensely to serve 15 million people a month.