India,USA

Indian American women feature in ‘Saris to Suits’ calendar


Washington: The 2020 edition of the uniquely themed ‘Saris to Suits calendar features inspirational Indian-American women ranging in age from 18 to 97. The new edition reflects the same spirit that inspired Patti Tripathi, an Indian-American former CNN news anchor, to initiate the ‘Saris to Suits' calendar featuring prominent South Asian women role models in...

Elect me as leader, brave Indian-origin MP tells Labour Party


London: Lisa Nandy, an Indian-origin woman MP has called on the Labour party to be "brave" and elect her. Nandy comfortably progressed to the second round of the Labour Party's leadership race this week. She ranks third in a five-way race, which is led by shadow Brexit secretary Kier Starmer followed by current leader Jeremy...

Indian American medical student falls to death in Philadelphia


Indian American medical student falls to death in Philadelphia Washington: An Indian-American medical student fell to his death while jumping between rooftops in the city of Philadelphia, according to news reports. The victim was identified as the 23-year-old third-year Drexel College of Medicine student Vivek Subramani, the NRI Pulse newspaper reported. According to the police, witnesses said...

Indian-American author launches book for bilingual households


Washington: An Indian-American author has launched a Hindi-English book for children growing up in bilingual households, making it easier for parents and kids to read and the language together, a media report said. After giving birth to her daughter in the US, author Chandni Bhatia, who came to America in 2013, was inspired to teach...

Indian American professor loses job for joking about Iranian bomb


New York: In a bizarre incident, Indian-American professor Asheen Phansey from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, who posted a joke on Facebook about Iran choosing 52 US cultural sites to bomb, has been fired by the college. Phansey, who was Director of Sustainability, was fired because the post on his "personal Facebook page does not...

Publishing legend Sonny Mehta passes away


New Delhi: A legend at Alfred A. Knopf, where he was only its third editor-in-chief in its over 100-year history and which he considered the "best job in the world", winner of lifetime achievement awards for publishing in India, the US and Britain, named Person of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and the brother-in-law...

Prof. Joseph M. Chalil to chair IAPC board of directors


New York, NY: Prof. Joseph M. Chalil, MD, MBA, FACHE, co founder and publisher of The Universal News Network, has been selected to be the Chairman, Board of Directors of Indo-American Press Club (IAPC), the largest ethnic Indian American media forum, formed to provide a common platform and to be the voice for media...

‘Deva’ nominated for the 2020 Grammy Awards


New York: Deva Premal’s latest album ‘Deva’ has been nominated for the 62nd Annual Recording Academy Grammy Awards in the category Best New Age Album. The announcement of the winners will be on January 26th via CBS. ‘Deva’ was launched on October 12, 2018. Deva Premal’s parents chanted the Gayatri Mantra to her while she was...

Indian Americans in LI meet to support CAA


Special to The South Asian Times Hicksville, NY: Speaker after speaker at a meeting here on Dec 28 defended India’s new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying it welcomes all persecuted minorities from neighboring Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Jagdish Sewhani, president of the American Indian Public Affairs Committee that organized the meeting at Arya Samaj of Long...