April 23, 2001
Chitra reads to raise money for women
The co-founder of one of the first empowerment groups for South Asian women will join three other nationally recognized writers in Seattle to raise funds for women's causes.
Teenager found guilty of slaying Maryland couple
Family and friends of Nirman and Shashi Thapar hugged and wept in court as they heard the Prince George County, Washington DC, jury convict Robert Perez of their murders.
Scramble, confusion over legal status of aliens
Uncertainty and fear haunt many illegal immigrants as the April 30 deadline approaches. By then, some could apply to obtain a legal
status, but many people remain confused about the temporary provision known as the LIFE Act.
Ultra-secure courtroom for Kanishka trial
Citing a climate of intimidation of witnesses, officials in British Columbia will spend at least $5.4 million to construct an ultra-secure courtroom in Vancouver for the trial of two men charged with the 1985 bombing.
Iyer Curries Flavour with Betty Crocker
He's total vegetarian. But Raghavan Iyer's book, Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking, contains recipes for succulent kebabs and other non-vegetarian items. But more than that, it takes the magic of Indian cuisine into homes across the US while taking the mystery out of it.
April 21, 2001
A Dotcom Diva, Unplugged
You could say that Durreen Shahnaz, 32 is indebted to Grameen Bank. If it weren't for her one-year stint with that bank in Bangladesh, she wouldn't be a successful CEO and founder of New York-based oneNest.com, a cyber marketplace where artisans of the world can display their wares and meet up with buyers.
April 18, 2001
The humane face of medicine
26-year-old Sindhu Srinivas, medical student and current president and spokesperson of American Medical Students Association (AMSA), is confident of making an impact in the field of healthcare.
The First Big Role is the Hardest
Anjul Nigam, until now a career secondary actor, will play one of the four male lead roles in The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest, produced by 20th Century Fox.
11-yr Jail Term for Harbouring Illegal Bangladeshi Maid
Nur Alamin, the owner of the Great Star of India restaurant on 3rd Street in Los Angeles, was also ordered to pay $125, 819 to the woman, Shaefeli Akhtar.
April 18, 2001
My Aunt Said You Were An Accha Ladka
Growing up as a North American-confused-desi, I was keen to avoid any South Asian social situation. Whether it was a community function, shaadi or a house visit, I sensed an underlying code of behavior that was distinctly foreign, but with my limited Urdu skills, difficult to comprehend.
April 17, 2001
Treat the patient, not the lab report
Dr Murali Doraiswamy's views on the side effects of herbal medicine when used along with Western medicine have brought him attention across America -- not only in medical journals but also in numerous television interviews and mainstream publications.