South Asians Exemplify Diversity of Guggenheim Fellowships
For Ashvin Vishwanath, a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley, winning a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship represents more than just a validation of his research.
Indian American Poet Vijay Seshadri Wins Pulitzer Prize
Vijay Seshadri was named the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry April 14 for his fourth collection of poems, titled “3 Sections.”
Miss America Nina Davuluri to Join White House Easter Egg Roll
Nina Davuluri, the first Indian American and second Asian American to be chosen as Miss America, is set to be one of the readers on the Storytime Stage at this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll Apr. 21.
USAID’s Rajiv Shah at Center of Senate Review of 'Cuban Twitter'
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development April 10 to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide.
Obama Names Khan Academy Founder Entrepreneurship Ambassador
The U.S. Commerce Department has announced the first group of members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, a group of successful business leaders who will act as ambassadors and have a dialogue with policy makers globally on how to create an environment where creativity, inn
NY Health Commissioner Nirav Shah Steps Down for Calif. Job
New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will step down in June to take an executive position with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California, the Health Department said April 9.
No Color Photos at Trial, Asks Attorney of Accused Baby Killer
Noting that there are several gory images, defense attorneys for a software engineer accused of killing a 10-month-old baby and her grandmother have asked the court to depict all photos of the crime scene in black and white.
Now Preet Bharara Takes on New York Governor
New York's Indian American prosecutor Preet Bharara, who is known in India for his dogged prosecution of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, has now taken on the state's Governor Andrew M. Cuomo over his decision to shutter an anti-corruption commission as part of a deal with legislators for an e
Bangladeshi Fugitive Sentenced in Indiana in 1989 Killing
Eight years' work by an Indiana State Police detective has brought to conclusion a murder case that rattled the Steuben County community, reports the Herald Republican newspaper.
US Envoy to Bangladesh Visits San Francisco Bay Area
U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena said he considers Bangladesh as the country with the eighth largest population, the third largest Muslim population and one with deep strategic interest to America.
Australian of Kashmiri Descent Turns Plastic Waste into Oil
Australian Priyanka Bakaya, a woman of Kashmiri descent, has developed a way to turn unwanted plastic waste into oil and diesel fuel.
American Artist Designing Sardar Patel’s 597-foot Statue
South Jersey-raised University of the Arts grad Joe Menna is creating a design to build the world’s largest statue in India.
Eyeing White House, Bobby Jindal Steps Up Political Activity
Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will headline a major Republican fundraising event in the early primary state of South Carolina.
Record-Breaking Crowds Throng Houston’s Sun-Kissed Holi
Houston’s Indian American community reveled in sheer ecstasy at Masala Radio’s sun-kissed Holi celebrations March 30.
Dr. Dinesh Patel Elected to Massachusetts Town Council
Dr. Dinesh Patel has been elected a member of the Town Meeting Council in Lexington, Mass., India New England News reported recently.