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A community college professor, who was denied re-entry to the U.S. after making a humanitarian aid trip to Guatemala with her church, finally returned home to Nashville, Arkansas on Aug. 22.
Amsterdam — Elsevier and the executive board of editors of the Tetrahedron journal series announced that the 2013 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry & BioMedicinal Chemistry has been awarded to Prof. Shankar Balasubramanian of the University of Cambridge.
Mercer County, N.J. — When the polls closed June 3 for primary elections held statewide, Bhanu "Sunny" Kirpalani won her bid as a Republican candidate for a three-year term as a Mercer County Freeholder.
Mumbai — After gaining appreciation at film festivals around the world, Irrfan Khan-starrer “Qissa” is all set to release in India Sept. 26.
Mumbai — Superstar Aamir Khan is bowled over by Hrithik Roshan’s dance moves in “Bang Bang.”
Kolkata — To groom young music talent under the tutelage of renowned singers like Kavitha Krishnamurthy and Hariharan, the Indian Idol Academy is opening up music learning centers in 50 cities.
The "Happy New Year" team that includes Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and director Farah Khan is all set to take off for the “SLAM” concerts in the U.S. and Canada. Apart from the cast, singers Yo Yo Honey Singh and Kanika Kapoor, as well as actress Malaika Arora Khan will also perform during the tour. But there is another last-minute addition to this list — actress Madhuri Dixit Nene. The latest promotional video of the concert shows Madhuri as part of “SLAM.” She is slated to dance to some of her popular solo numbers, and also team up with Shahrukh to perform some of the duo’s much-loved romantic songs.
Mumbai — Popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who is making his debut in Bollywood with the remake of “Khoobsurat,” a cult comedy of the ‘80s, says his entry into Hindi films was not preplanned and hence he was nervous facing the new world of cinema here.
Lucknow — The Uttar Pradesh government Aug. 31 announced the exemption of entertainment tax on Priyanka Chopra-starrer “Mary Kom.”
New Delhi: Nearly two centuries after Lord Macaulay championed the introduction of English as a medium of education in India in 1835, a debate is still raging on the suitability of what many describe as a "foreign language" in a polyglot nation that has 22 official languages and over 350 dialects.
Narendra Modi seems to be following this precept for the elderly in the Bharatiya Janata Party, at least in terms of political ostracism though not in the form of banishment from the material comforts of life.
The arrival of Aug. 1 brings this year’s college admission process into full swing. The common application for private schools and UC application for the UC schools launched on Aug. 1, officially marking the first day college-ready students can submit their applications.
I am an Indian American woman born and raised in the Bay Area. Both of my parents immigrated here in the 1970’s as physicians. I, too, am a physician (as is often the case in Indian physician families). But I decided to pursue a field of medicine not often entered by Indian doctors. I am a psychiatrist.
San Leandro, Calif. — Birmingham, Ala., designer Sandhya Garg has not had an easy time of it on Season 13 of Lifetime’s reality series “Project Runway.” The Indian American fashion hopeful faced harsh words from her competitors as she survived numerous challenges, such as having to use fabric picked by other contestants.
Mumbai — Priyanka Chopra, who confessed on Twitter that she gets nervous while walking on the ramp and is always scared that she’ll trip, sizzled when she finally took to the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week Aug. 24. If she was nervous it didn’t show, as the “Mary Kom” actress looked confident and glamorous. Chopra was the showstopper for designer Varun Bahl, and stopped many hearts as she carried off the classy look with élan. Chopra was wearing high-waisted black pants and a short top, which were teamed up with a beautiful neckpiece. What stood out though was her short puffed-up hairdo. It upped the glamour quotient by several notches and completed the classic look.