New Book Released on Why Pakistan Cannot Progress
In “The Warrior States: Pakistan in the Contemporary World,” released by Oxford University Press Feb. 3, author T.V. Paul tackles what may be the world’s most dangerous powder keg and untangles a fascinating riddle—why can’t Pakistan progress?
Wisconsin Professor Receives 2014 TMS Bruce Chalmers Award
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society has conferred the 2014 Bruce Chalmers Award on Pradeep Rohatgi.
AAPI Members Take Healthcare to Rural Gujarat
Inspired by the mission to give back to their motherland, nearly two dozen members of the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin devoted their time, talents and skills in a rural village in Gujarat offering medical help, guidance and support to thousands of patients.
Myths About Palliative Care Persist Among Immigrants
Major misperceptions about palliative and hospice care persist in immigrant communities, including the Indian American community, according to palliative care health professionals.
GOP National Committee Forms Asian American Advisory Council
The Republican National Committee March 3 launched three national advisory councils to “strengthen ties with minority communities and expand engagement efforts across the country.”
Two Indian Americans Run for Congress in North Carolina
Two more Indian Americans have announced they are running for Congress — this time in North Carolina.
Child Marriage Stagnating India’s Economic Growth: Report
India, home to the largest number of child brides in the world, could rapidly increase its economic growth by enforcing its ban on child marriage and encouraging young women to instead choose secondary education and marry at a later age.
Paul’s Opposition to Vivek Murthy Fails to Sway Senate Panel
Despite opposition by Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., and the powerful National Rifle Association, a Senate panel Feb. 27 approved and sent to the full Senate Dr. Vivek Murthy’s nomination by President Barack Obama as the next surgeon general.
University of Maryland Student Jointly Wins Mental Health Prize
Veena S. Katikineni has teamed up with Alejandra Leyton to win a mental health innovation challenge.
Victim of Acid Attack Receives ‘International Women of Courage’ Award
Laxmi, a young Indian woman disfigured by acid who has become an outspoken activist for women’s rights; and Roshika Deo, a Fiji-Indian feminist and political aspirant, were among a group of influential women honored by First Lady Michelle Obama and leaders of the State Department.
Indian American Pet Doctor Driven to Suicide
A dispute between New York-based Indian American veterinarian Sara Shirley Koshi and a local pet rescuer drove Koshi to suicide, reports the New York Daily News.
Moving Stories Make Up India’s ‘1947 Partition Archive’
A small army of volunteers is painstakingly collecting hundreds of stories from India’s great migration in the years following the country’s independence and Partition in 1947.
Police Investigating Passports Stolen from San Francisco BLS Office
Approximately 50 to 70 Indian passports were stolen from BLS International’s San Francisco, Calif., office sometime during the weekend beginning Nov. 29, 2013.
Asian Americans See Measure as Threat to College Admissions
Chinese American groups have mounted an online campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment passed January 30 by the California state Senate that would reconsider the use of race and gender in deciding which students to admit to state universities.
Nursing Student Jasmine Joseph, 22, Missing Since February 24
A young Indian American nursing student has gone missing in New York, and her family has been frantically searching for her.