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Indian American California Attorney General Kamala Harris placed first by a large margin in a new poll conducted by two progressive groups that asked their members who they favor to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., in the U.S. Senate race in 2016.
A former chief of staff for U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah — the Indian American official who will leave USAID in February — said that his former boss was among candidates being considered by the White House to head the World Bank in 2012.
The National Science Foundation on Jan. 9 honored Columbia University Prof. Ponisseril Somasundaran, director of the Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems at Columbia University, with the 2015 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation.
MUMBAI — Osianama, India’s first arts, auto and cinema cultural center, was launched Jan. 24 with the red carpet premiere of “Baby” that featured several celebs from Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Rana Duggubati and Madhurima Tuli to Neeraj Pandey, Kunal Kapoor, Ketan Mehta, Rajit Kapur, Preeti Jhangiani and many others. Osianama will be housed at the iconic art-deco Liberty cinema in South Mumbai and aims to usher in the concept of cultural clubs where connoisseurs, the public, great thinkers and students will share their experiences.
JAIPUR — The 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has been awarded to Jhumpa Lahiri for “The Lowland,” it was announced Jan. 22.
After seeing the big fat wedding of Salman Khan's sister Arpita and Sonakshi Sinha's brother Kush in the recent months, it was turn to witness the more private and minimalist wedding celebrations of Saif Ali Khan's sister Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu.
MUMBAI — Megastar Amitabh Bachchan said Jan. 26 he is honored to be chosen for the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of the country, and overwhelmed by the affection of the people.
MUMBAI — Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) announced the launch of “&TV,” their new Hindi GEC (General Entertainment Channel) under the “&” bouquet Jan. 21 at Film City.
Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz, who starred in Anurag Kashyap's last film "Barfi" attended a Saraswati puja held by the director Saturday, Jan. 25.
“‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect,” said Salman Rushdie on the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
The fault is not with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as much as it is with the Indian American community which is so anxious to hold him up as its golden success story.
A century back, on Jan. 9, Mahatma Gandhi made his determined journey to India with a singular goal to Make in India. He wanted to make in India a movement of freedom from foreign oppression, discrimination, and social apartheid. The capital needed for this was in the form of bold assets of non-violence and civil disobedience.
Anushka Sharma looks gorgeous in the photo shoot for the latest issue for Vogue India. The magazine has called her interview 'Frankly my dear, featuring Anushka Sharma.'
London — Indian-origin researcher Tina Chowdhury from Queen Mary University of London and her team have developed a new "microcapsule" treatment delivery that can reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue.
Mumbai — Having tried her hand at interior designing, superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s producer wife Gauri Khan will now turn fashion designer with Satya Paul’s 30th anniversary special clothing line.