Author - Tejram Sharma

SEC appoints Indian American Sanjay Wadhwa enforcement deputy director


The US Security and Exchange Commission announced the appointment of Sanjay Wadhwa, an Indian American attorney, to the post of Deputy Director of the Enforcement Division, on August 18. Wadhwa will assume office effective immediately. Wadhwa joined the SEC in 2003 as a staff attorney in the NY regional office and has served in multiple roles most...

Invest in India: Find Your Power


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, all born on the bhumi of Bharat became free, no longer demeaned, humiliated slaves of the British Empire. This year people jubilantly held the 75th celebration of independence of India.   The Republic of India was proudly formed by a team of people announcing their non-violent victory...

Aleya Jung: Giving vent to his creative urges


By Parveen Chopra While realizing their American Dream, immigrants often have to put on hold or suppress urgings from their creative side. That is what happened with Aleya Jung. Coming from an illustrious family steeped in art and culture and literature in India, he became consumed by making a good living for his family. Four...

7,000 civilians taken out of Kabul says Pentagon


The Pentagon says the US military is ramping up evacuations out of Afghanistan, and that 7,000 civilians have been taken out of the country since August 14. Army Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor told reporters that 12 C-17 aircraft departed with 2,000 evacuees over the past 24 hours. Speaking at a Pentagon briefing Thursday, Taylor...

Kamala Harris to visit Vietnam amidst Afghan crisis


Just as US forces struggle with the desperate evacuation from Afghanistan, Vice President Kamala Harris embarks Friday on a trip to Vietnam, site of perhaps an even more infamous American military debacle. The Southeast Asia trip, also taking in Singapore and a virtual meeting with ASEAN regional representatives, was planned long before a Taliban victory...

Top Taliban leader who trained at Indian Military Academy


Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, one of the top seven leaders who now run the show in Taliban, was a part of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in 1982 in Dehradun and was nicknamed ‘Sheru’ by his batchmates. According to a report in Times of India, Stanikzai was “well-built, not too tall and never religiously inclined.”...

Taliban ransacks Indian Consulates, takes away parked vehicles


Afghanistan is going through a huge political crisis and the Taliban has taken over the country. The Taliban visited closed Indian consulates in Kandahar and Herat respectively two days ago, to conduct searches. According to sources in the security set-up, they also took some documents along with parked vehicles from the two missions. Notably,...

Don’t justify terrorism, don’t glorify terrorists: S Jaishankar at UNSC


In a swipe at China, India told the UN Security Council on Thursday that countries should not place "blocks and holds" without any reason on requests to designate terrorists, warning that any double standards and distinctions between terrorists would be made only at "our own peril." "The international community holds a collective view that terrorism...

Biden vows to bring home every American as Taliban controls Kabul


* India also prioritizes bringing citizens home safely Washington: President Biden said on Wednesday that the United States was committed to evacuating every American out of Afghanistan, even if that may mean extending the military mission beyond his Aug. 31 deadline for a total withdrawal. “If there’s American citizens left, we’re going to stay to get them all out,”...