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Authors Rajiv Malhotra, Vijaya Viswanathan discuss new book ‘Snakes in the Ganga’


Sangam talks interviews Rajiv Malhotra & Vijaya Viswanathan on Snakes in the Ganga Dr. Rinkoo Wadhera (ICSSR Post Doctoral Fellow; Sarayu Fellow, Itihās, Women’s Studies, Folkloristics) interviews Rajiv Malhotra & Vijaya Viswanathan on their new book Snakes in the Ganga.  To order this book visit: https://www.rajivmalhotra.com/product/snakes-in-the-ganga      Watch On YouTube: CLICK  Please watch and post your comments.  To donate to...

Indian-American influencer slammed for disrespectful video on Varanasi


Model and influencer Aparna Singh has apologized for her much-criticized video on the city of Varanasi. The Indian-American social media star had shared a TikTok video titled ‘Scariest city I ever visited: Varanasi, India’ which invited a wave of negative reactions for its portrayal of the holy city. Situated on the banks of the...

‘India is a part of me’: Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai honored with Padma Bhushan


“India is a part of me and I carry it with me wherever I go,” Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has said, as he received the prestigious Padma Bhushan award from the Indian envoy to the US.  Indian-American Pichai was awarded the Padma Bhushan for 2022 in the Trade and Industry category. The Madurai-born...

US panel on religious freedoms flags India as country of concern again


The US Commission for International Religious Freedom highlighted a 'sharp downward turn' in religious freedoms in the country in 2019 and flagged India as a 'country of particular concern' in its 2020 report. So far, however, the US government has not added India to the list of countries of concern or particular concern.   The United...

‘Twitter Files’ implicates Vijaya Gadde for censoring Hunter Biden’s story


The Indian-American fired by Elon Musk as the head of Twitter's legal affairs is at the center of a censorship controversy following the disclosure of emails and internal communications showing her role in blocking on the social media outlet reports about President Joe Biden's son Hunter.  Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion last month...

Thoughts on India and Technology


By Sundar Pichai I want to thank Ambassador Sandhu and Consul General Prasad for hosting me to receive the Padma Bhushan. I am deeply grateful to the Indian government and the people of India for this immense honor. It is incredibly meaningful to be honored in this way by the country that shaped me. India is...

Camels a common sight for World Cup visitors


Doha, Qatar: Two weeks into the first World Cup in the Middle East, fewer teams are at the tournament and some fans are starting to make long journeys home. But there is still plenty to see and do in Qatar for those who remain. Camels are a common sight in Doha. In front of Qatari government...

St. Edward’s Crown moved out of tower ahead of coronation


London: St. Edward’s Crown, the centerpiece of the Crown Jewels viewed by millions of people every year at the Tower of London, has been moved to an undisclosed location for modification in preparation for the coronation of King Charles III next year. The move was kept secret for security reasons until the operation was complete,...

Nevada toad in geothermal power fight gets endangered status


Reno, Nev.: A tiny Nevada toad at the center of a legal battle over a geothermal power project has officially been declared an endangered species, after U.S. wildlife officials temporarily listed it on a rarely used emergency basis last spring. “This ruling makes final the listing of the Dixie Valley toad, ” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...