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Prof. Somasundaran named to National Academies’ Board of Global Health

Post Date: September 14, 2018

New York: Ponissseril Somasundaran, LaVon Duddleson Krumb Professor of Mineral Engineering in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and a world leader in surfactant science, has been has been invited to serve as a member of the National Academies Board on Global Health by Dr. Victor Dzau, president...

Vanita Gupta questions DOJ’s stand in lawsuit against Harvard

Post Date: September 14, 2018

New York: A coalition of civil rights and Asian-American advocacy organizations, led by the former head of the Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights, Vanita Gupta, have slammed the amicus brief filed by the department in support of the lawsuit filed by Asian-American students and parents against Harvards race-conscious admissions policy. Harvard...

Documentary spotlights Pakistani American doctors’ work in remote US towns

Post Date: September 14, 2018

New York: Pakistani American actor/filmmaker Noor Naghmis new docudrama, Angels Within along with highlighting how Muslims are discriminated against in the country, also outlines how Pakistani American doctors are spending their lives providing healthcare in the rural parts of the U.S. The film addresses the generalization and stereotyping of Muslims and how they...

Madhulika Sikka hired to create flagship podcast at Washington Post


New York: The Washington Post has hired award-winning journalist and veteran audio storyteller Madhulika Sikka as an executive producer on The Posts audio team. Sikka will hire a team and oversee the creation of a new flagship podcast set to launch later this year. Madhulika Sikka, who begins her new assignment Sept. 10,...

Bigg Boss 12 to premiere Sept 16 on Aapka Colors


Saas-Bahus drama, Mama-Bhanjas camaraderie, Sita-Gitas inseparable bond, Bade-Chhotes playful connection, a helpers deference towards his master, a grandmothers undying love for her grandson - striking jodis such as these, since time immemorial, have always brightened our spirits. And now, putting them all under one roof and knocking at your doorstep is Indias...

Friends, family gather to celebrate life of Cincinnati shooting victim

Post Date: September 14, 2018

Cincinnatis Indian American Chapter of Commerce, Tarangini and the Ramada Plaza in Sharon hosted a memorial service for Pruthviraj Kandepi on Sunday. Kandepis family, friends and roommates shared memories and stories about him. The memorial took place at the Ramada Plaza in Sharonville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the...

Finance consultant from Andhra Pradesh among 3 killed in Cincinnati bank shooting


New York: A 25-year-old Indian man was among three people killed when a gunman opened fire in a bank building in Cincinnati before police shot him dead on Thursday. Pruthviraj Kandepi, who belonged to Andhra Pradeshs Guntur district, was killed when 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez from the town of North Bend, Ohio,...

Indians in USA should not forget their spiritual and cultural roots: M Venkaiah Naidu


New York: Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has advised the Indian diaspora not to forget their spiritual and cultural roots and contribute their mite towards building a new and resurgent India. He was addressing the members of 21 Telugu Associations based in USA, in Chicago on Sept 9. The Ambassador of...

Meera Gandhi hosts reception with Anupam Kher and Suhel Seth in attendance


New York: Meera Gandhi, affluent global philanthropist and owner of the Giving Back Foundation, hosted a reception in September 2018 in Park Avenue, New York with Bollywood actor Anupam Kher and Marketing Guru Suhel Seth in attendance. Meera Teresa Gandhi is a well-known global philanthropist and the owner of the Giving Back Foundation,...