• PM Modi speaks of strong India-Australia ties, including cricket

    Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, spoke about the strong relationship between India and Australia across sectors including growing cricketing ties and noted that many Australian women players came to play in the Women’s Premier League held in March in different Indian cities. Addressing a community event here, he referred to […]

  • Police in Georgia report arrest of mom Karima Jiwani for alleged child abandonment, attempted murder

    The Forsyth County, Georgia, Police Department reported May 19, 2023, it had arrested Karima Jiwani, for attempted murder and other charges in relation to the June 2019 case of child found in plastic bag abandoned in the woods. “I told you we would, and we did! I told you whoever was responsible would wear my […]

  • A bomb in Afghanistan left him without legs. He just summited Everest

    Hari Budha Magar was born in the foothills of the Himalayas. Growing up in Nepal, surrounded by the mountains and seeing Mount Everest constantly in textbooks and local media, he thought about climbing it someday. But school kept him busy, and then at 19, he left his country to join a Gurkha unit in the […]

  • You can now edit that regrettable WhatsApp message – with one caveat

    WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Meta, has launched a feature allowing users to edit a message – as long as they do so within 15 minutes of sending it. The company, which says it has more than 2 billion users in 180 countries, announced Monday that the editing feature had been rolled out for […]

  • Two Indian American high school students win prestigious Cutler-Bell Prize for 2022-2023

    Sirihaasa Nallamothu of University High School in Normal, Illinois, and Nathan Elias from the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy in Austin, Texas, are among just four students nationwide to win the Cutler Bell Prize awarded by the Association for Computing Machinery, ACM, and the Computer Science Teachers Association, CSTA. Details on the ACM website and […]

  • Richa Chadha’s Indo-Brit film Ainaa launched at UK’s House of Lords

    Although this is not Richa Chadha’s first international endeavor, as she previously headlined the critically-acclaimed Indo-French production Masaan and Love Sonia, which was an Indie film based out of Hollywood, her current film Ainaa is set in both London and India. This Indo-Brit production marks another milestone in Richa’s career, as she takes on the […]

  • The Man, the Master, the Legend: Majrooh Sultanpuri

    On May 24, 2000, lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri, a genius who shaped Hindi film songs right from his 1946 debut in Shahjehan to his last films in the 1990s, passed away. Whether it was Jab dil hi toot gaya from that film, Papa kehte hain from Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (QSQT) or Aaj main oopar from […]

  • Several South Asian community groups, lawmakers assemble in Albany for Advocacy Day

    Organizations in the R.E.A.C.H. (Representing and Empowering AANHPI Community History) Coalition assembled at the New York State Capitol in Albany, NY, May 22, 2023, for their first-ever Advocacy Day. Throughout the day, community advocates are speaking to their elected officials in celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month and also […]

  • Cultural organization, IACFNJ, hosts Holi festival in South Brunswick for Asian American Month

    The Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey – IACFNJ, in collaboration with Rotary Club of Plainsboro, South & North Brunswick, Indus TV and Ohmkara held their fourth annual Spring Color and Cultural Festival on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Woodlot Park in South Brunswick, NJ. The festival was celebrated to bring out cultural diversity during […]

  • Non-profit Ekal Vidyalaya holds several fundraising events in Illinois

    The Ekal Vidyalaya Chicago North chapter held an event Saturday, May 20 2023, at Manav Seva Mandir, in Bensenville IL attended by more than 400 supporters of the non-profit which supports education projects in India in remote tribal villages and for the underprivileged. This was Ekal’s fist in-person event in Chicago area, according to a […]

  • PEN America Honors Salman Rushdie with Centenary Courage Award

    Indian American author Salman Rushdie, was awarded the PEN Centenary Courage Award May 18, 2023, in person, his first public appearance since he was severely wounded in a knife attack nine months ago. “Terrorism must not terrorize us. Violence must not deter us. La lutte continue. La lutta continua. The struggle goes on,” Rushdie declared, […]

  • Mathrani quits WeWork, joins Sycamore Partners

    NEW YORK- WeWork Inc. (NYSE: WE), the leading global flexible space provider, announced May 16, 2023, that Sandeep Mathrani will be stepping down as Chairman, CEO and as a director of WeWork effective May 26. Current WeWork Board member David Tolley has been appointed as interim CEO. Reuters reported Mathrani is joining Sycamore Partners, a […]