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Murrieta, Calif. — Finding a convenience store in Murrieta, just like in any other city of its size, is quite the easy task. There are no shortages of 7-Eleven, AM/PM, Circle K or Extra Mile locations within a stone’s throw of I-15 or I-215 within Murrieta’s city limits. But now, a new player joined the game last weekend, as Ayaz Farooqui opened a Quick Mart convenience store in a rapidly growing portion of town.
Sunnyvale, Calif. — Bright lights and the beats of Bollywood greeted the thousands of Indian Americans at the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple’s annual Diwali Mela this past weekend as they packed into the temple’s sprawling concert hall to hear melody queen Sadhana Sargam. Sargam, singer of monster hits like “Pehla Nasha” from the cult classic “Jo Jita Wohi Sikandar” and “Chupke Se” from “Saathiya” got the crowds on their feet as she belted out one hit after another in a mesmerizing two-hour concert.
NEW YORK — Dr. Ramanathan Raju, a eminent Indian American physician, has been appointed to lead New York's medical response team to tackle Ebola, after another doctor tested positive for the deadly virus.
Diwali is the time for firecrackers, and the loudest of them – the bombs - are considered obnoxious and bad for everyone’s health. Well, “Happy New Year” is the biggest but pleasant bomb of this festive season – and entertains from first frame to last in a blast of masala peppered with the rousing emotions of righteous revenge.
The Bachchans hosted a start-studded Diwali party last night. While Aishwarya Rai Bachchan didn't come out to pose for the photographers, she did click some candid pictures with her family inside the house. She posed with husband Abhishek Bachchan, father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan, sister-in-law Shweta Bachchan and other close members of the family.
San Leandro, Calif. — Vocalist Anjali Asha showed her love for the San Francisco Bay Area with her debut R&B pop song “The Bay,” released on Illusive Records. She wrote the song when she was just 13.
The Bachchans don't throw parties often, but when they throw a party, almost the entire film industry turns up. The Bachchans threw a Diwali party, which clashed with Aamir Khan's bash, and it was a star-studded affair.
Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner “Kaththi” has collected a whopping Rs.15.4 crore on the first day in the country. It’s expected to register a record opening weekend at the box office, says an expert.
According to early estimates, director Farah Khan's "Happy New Year" has made approximately Rs. 40 crore at the Indian box office on its opening day. The previous record for the highest domestic opening day collections was of Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3" last year. While "Dhoom 3" had made Rs. 36.22 crores on the first day, Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" has already surpassed those numbers.
On Sept. 23, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission successfully entered orbit around Mars, two days after NASA’s MAVEN reached the Red Planet. India became the first Asian nation to join the global space elite of the U.S., Europe and Russia, and accomplished its Mars mission on the first attempt. Most astonishing of all was the fact that India’s MOM had cost $74 million to NASA’s $671 million for the MAVEN project.
In a surprise announcement, India's little-known child rights adherent Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai have together been awarded this year’s prestigious Nobel Peace Prize "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
This may well go down as the Line of Control Nobel Peace Prize.
Has that back pain you’ve been ignoring for so long become worse? Is the acidity you thought would go away on its own still burning inside? Is your hair loss becoming more noticeable by the day?
I always wanted to be a manager in the long term and liked to engage in solving complex problems. With this aim, I worked hard alongside my engineering education to gain many relevant soft skills. I wore many different hats — whether it was managing the family business, organizing events at university, preparing cases for the biggest engineering competition in Europe, participating in a strategy planning competition at the national level, leading a multicultural team, advising a startup in their expansion plans or writing grant applications to get funding from the EU.
Mumbai — For the first time ever, Hrithik Roshan walked the ramp and displayed his newly-launched active lifestyle apparel and casual wear brand HRX, Oct. 5 during Myntra Fashion Weekend. The actor walked the ramp on the final day, dressed in a casual T-shirt with a blue coat and khaki pants.