Author - Tejram Sharma

Indian American in supervisor race of Little River District in Virginia


Virginia: Brambleton resident Ram Venkatachalam is vying to become the first Indian American supervisor of the county’s newly formed Little River District district supervisor on the Republican ticket.  A card-carrying member of the Loudoun County Republican Committee, Venkatachalam announced Nov. 30 that he will seek his party’s nomination to run against two Democratic candidates: Lissa...

First Tibetan American mayor meets Dalai Lama in India


New York: Aftab Pureval, Cincinnati, Ohio's first Tibetan American mayor, met the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, on Monday.  Pureval, 40, called the meeting "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."  "As the only elected Tibetan in the United States, and as a proud member of the Tibetan diaspora, it was a special moment for me to just be in...

Dubai: Indian expat foils 2.7 m dirhams robbery in office


An alert Indian expat was honored by the Dubai Police at his workplace for his bravery in stopping a thief fleeing with cash worth 2.7 million dirhams in Dubai's Deira district.  Senior officials from the Dubai Police surprised Keshur Kara Chavada Karu Ghela, 32, an Indian expat, at his workplace on Monday, to honor him,...

United Kingdom: Engineer Roma Agrawal awarded honorary degree


An award-winning Indian-origin structural engineer who has worked on London's tallest building, The Shard, has been conferred an honorary degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle, north-east England.  Roma Agrawal, 39, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by the university last week in recognition of her "outstanding career" as a leading female structural engineer,...

Australia: Indian-origin science teacher wins PM’s prize for STEAM education


Melbourne: An Indian-origin teacher in Australia has received the 2022 Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in secondary schools.  Melbourne-based Veena Nair, who is ViewBank College's Head of Technology and STEAM project leader, has been awarded for demonstrating practical application of STEAM to students, and how they can use their skills to make...

Trump loyalist Harmeet Dhillon makes bid for Republican leadership


Washington, DC: Chandigarh-born Harmeet Dhillon, who serves as the Republican National Committee chairwoman from California is running for the top organizational leadership post of the Republican Party. Dhillon declared her candidature against incumbent Ronna McDaniel for the national level post on Monday, saying she is tired of the Republican Party losing successive elections and wants...

China building Army outpost near LAC disturbing sign: Raja Krishnamoorthi


Washington, DC: China building a military post near the Line of Actual Control with India is a disturbing sign of Chinese aggression with its neighbors, Indian American lawmaker Raja Krishnamoorthi said on Wednesday, following the appearance of a media report in this regard. Politico on Wednesday reported that China had built a military outpost near...

Money Can’t Buy Everything for Qatar


If you have even a passing interest in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, please spare a thought for the Qatar national team. They lost their first match 0-2 to Ecuador, their second match 1-3 to Senegal, and their third 0-2 to the Netherlands. They were not just eliminated from the tournament, it was the...

‘Goblin Mode’ is Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year 2022


The Oxford Word of the Year is the slang term "goblin mode". Oxford Languages opened its choice of 'Word of the Year' to public vote for the first time in its history. Over the last two weeks, more than 300,000 people cast their votes.  The term "goblin mode" is often used to describe a type...