Author - Tejram Sharma

Samantha Ruth to work with ‘Downtown Abbey’ director


Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu is all set to make her international film debut with 'Arrangements of Love', which will be directed by Philip John, whose credits include 'Downton Abbey'. Variety reports that the project will be produced by Sunitha Tati, who had previously worked with Samantha on 'Oh! Baby', the Telugu adaptation of the Korean...

‘Shakuntala Awaits’ all set to go Off-Broadway


Isheeta Ganguly’s play, 'Shakuntala Awaits' is all set to be recreated as an Off-Broadway musical in New York City from January 17. The feat also makes Isheeta the first India-based writer-director to have her NCPA-production going Off-Broadway. For the world premiere of the Off-Broadway musical at Here Theatre, Isheeta will be showcasing Tik-Tok sensation and...

Review: ‘Chhorii’ is more boring than frightening


Director Vishal Furia’s horror film 'Chhorii' has a deep and hard-hitting meaning behind its title, which gets revealed towards the climax, but the dull pacing of this script undoes the pleasure of numerous thrills it sets out to scare us with. Vishal’s film is a remake of his own Marathi sleeper success 'Lapachhapi'. Not only...

Vir Das loses Emmy to France’s ‘Call My Agent’


The three nominees from India could not score a win at the prestigious 49th International Emmy Awards presented at a ceremony in New York City on November 23. Sushmita Sen's 'Aarya' was nominated in the Best Drama Series category, comedian-actor Vir Das's 'Vir Das: For India' competed in the comedy segment while Nawazuddin Siddiqui had...

WWE posts Twitter teasers for Monday Night Raw debut of Veer Mahaan


Los Angeles: With an eye on India fan base, WWE has been teasing the Monday Night Raw debut of an Indian pro-wrestler, Veer Mahaan on its Twitter handle. The wrestling company took to their official Twitter handle multiple times and teased Veer’s singles debut at the Monday Night Raw.  The 33-year-old Veer made his WWE debut...

Tamil Nadu appoints MR Rangaswami as Investment Ambassador


California: San Francisco-based Indian American venture capitalist MR Rangaswami has been appointed Tamil Nadu’s ‘Investment Ambassador’ on November 26. The initiative by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin is being praised by the Indian-American community across the USA.  Rangaswami is also the founder of Indiaspora, a nonprofit whose mission is to unite the Indian diaspora and to transform their success...

Sikh victims of FedEx shooting seek compensation from Indianapolis city


Indianapolis: Three members of the Sikh community affected by a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility in April are seeking compensation of $700,000 each from the city. They claim that local officials failed to pursue a court hearing that could have prevented the shooter from accessing guns used in the attack.  The “red flag'' legislation...

Tamizhi: Indian American prodigy’s app helps kids learn Tamil


California:  ‘Tamizhi’ an application developed by a ten-year-old Indian-American Smaran Ramnath is helping children from over 30 Indian families in the Orange County area, who are trying to learn Tamil. Smaran Ramnath, a fifth-grader in Yorba Linda, California, explored his interest in coding and building objects using Legos during the Covid-19 pandemic and created an...

Omicron and road ahead for India’s COVID fight


By Dr T Jacob John & Dr M S Seshadri The newest SARS-CoV-2 variant that may upset the relatively steady state of the present endemic prevalence of the Delta variant in India is the B.1.1.529, named Omicron by the WHO. The variant was detected in the second week of November in South Africa. Since then, it...