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Pentafour's Sinbad is the first-ever feature-length film fully animated using motion capture.
Chicago Joins the War On Bidis
The city council voted unanimously for a ban on bidis to somehow contain the teenage fascination for them.
Professor Wins $ 200,000, Drops Suit
Mahabir had alleged that department chairman Cobie Harris, who is black, did not want a non-African American to teach black studies.
The Beauty Raj
The last century had begun with the British Raj consolidating its hold. This coming century will give way to the reign of new rulers, the beauty queens.
Four Indians Bag Marshall Scholarship
Those chosen for the honour are Nisha Agarwal, Sujit Raman, Alexander Vikram Rau and Jacob Chacko.
Gurinder Chadha's Film To Open Sundance Film Festival
Besides What's Cooking, Suri Krishnamma's third feature film, New Year's Day, is also to be screened.
YEAR 2000 EVENTS
Holy Options For A Happy New Year
Temples, ashrams and monasteries offer some spiritual alternatives to Year 2000 partying.
Round One To Dosanjh
His opponents were humbled at the New Democratic Party emergency meeting and it was decided that the 'bulk' members he'd enrolled would be allowed to vote.
What Lies Between Earth And An Oscar
Some tough competition, and tougher rules, still stand in the way of Deepa Mehta's film.
Kirpan Victory Not All That Sweet
Debate continues over the decision not to take action against Gurcharan Singh Bhatia.
Four Who Broke Glass Ceiling Honored
Dr John Kuriyan, Rakesh Gangwal, Dr Gururaj 'Desh' Deshpande and Preeta Bansal, collected their Excelsior Awards on December 4.
India's Going for Growth: Wharton Group
Business barons are bullish on India's prospects, but want reforms to continue.
The 3D Man
Dr Venkat Krishnamurthy makes his name with a professional software application for virtual designing.
What Makes Peter Bhatia Proud
The senior-most south Asian editor in the US on the secrets of his success.
'Journalism Comes First, Biases Later'
'It's important to think of yourselves as journalists first, rather than as a male/female journalist, a minority/majority journalist etc,' Peter Bhatia tells Indian Americans in the business.
How The $16 m Car Theft Racket Was Busted
The first man arrested, Claude Illareguy, apparently co-operated but not before a police officer who infiltrated the gang was asked to kidnap a woman, allegedly for ransom.
Can An Ankle Injury Kill?
Following requests from the family, the Victoria coroner tries to find out just how 18-year-old Natasha Rai died.
International Car Smuggling Ring Busted
Two Indians face 15 years in prison on charges of conspiracy to possess stolen property, and conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Vignettes Of India In Chicago
The Chicago Cultural Center offers an exhibition of pictures by outstanding Indian and non-Indian photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dario Mitidieri and Raghu Rai.
Robin Hood Or Gull?
Zaira Ali, well known for her charity work, is now charged with stealing $ 1 m from her employers, and giving it to her favourite charities.
Thakshak Numbers Withheld
Distributor Video Sound says it is moving away from the practice of announcing the opening weekend's box office receipts.
Letter Ended Case Against Sikh Priest
Addressed to the city prosecutor of Mentor, it explained the ceremonial function of the kirpan, the possession of which had got Gurcharan Singh Bhatia arrested.
Though M G Vassanji has placed his new protagonist in the US, he has tied Ramji with an umbilical cord to Dar es Salaam, the African city that was Vassanji's home till 1970.
This Monk Can't Renounce India
"India doesn't accommodate you, you have to learn to accommodate to it," says Nicholas Vreeland, who returned to New York to arrange the Dalai Lama's recent visit to the US.
Charges Against Sikh Priest Dropped
Gurcharan Singh Bhatia breathes easy three months after his arrest for carrying a kirpan.
NRI Produces Documentary On Bharathi
The documentary scripted by novelist Prof Indra Parthasarathy describes Subramania Bharathi as the first democratic Tamil poet.
Learning From Adversity
US Airways CEO Rakesh Gangwal on the need to adapt and to deal with failure.
'Get Another Job,' Glover Tells Timid Cabbies
Actor who once used to drive a taxi, says some cabbies use the fears as an excuse to avoid taking fares to destinations outside Manhattan.
INS Reform Put On Backburner
Lawyers say that politicians are scared to act fast on immigration issues since the election year is around.
Embassy Says India Won't Beg
But officials vehemently deny they have distanced themselves from the Orissa relief effort.
Two Indians Among 32 US Rhodes Scholars
Neelakash Varshney of the University of Alabama, Birmingham and Jasdip Kharbanda of the University of Chicago were the students chosen for the honour.
Indian Artists Find Cyberspace Home
www.artsindia.com becomes the only American online art gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary Indian art and high-end craft.
'Slum Landlords' Feel Victimized
Owners of rundown hotels in San Francisco resent being singled out for criticism.
The 'Midas touch'
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