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Indian techies may sue INS
The 40 programmers suspect there is a 'conspiracy' behind their arrests.
Unanswered questions in Sikh priest's murder
Nearly two weeks after Iqbal Singh was found murdered in his apartment near Dallas, and a suspect released on a $ 100,000 bond, the police are refusing to say what might have been the motive for the crime.
Sakina's Restaurant moves to LA
Aasif Mandvi's play about immigrants again opens to rave reviews.
Child crusader wins suit
Saturday Night magazine pays Craig Kielburger 319,000 Canadian dollars for an article that 'demonized' him.
She plotted her success story in a public library
Obviously, the future CEO of RightWorks in San Jose, California picked the right reading material because three years after her visit to the library in 1995, Vani Kola has accumulated $ 25 million in capital and sells her product -- corporate purchasing systems -- at $ 250,000 and up.
Silicon Valley landlord considered 'Flight Risk'
Many Indians said they could not understand the allegations made in the court records that Lakireddy Bali Reddy had 'set up an elaborate scheme to bring in illegal immigrants from India.' "This man is 62, and he is a millionaire fifty or sixty times over," said an Indian student. "Why was he planning to smuggle people?"
Crime of opportunity or racial motive?
As Michael MacDonald, 18 and Stefan Miceli, 19, appeared in a Toronto court on Thursday charged with robbing and stabbing to death taxi driver Baljinder Singh Rai many members of the Indian Canadian community said they are suspecting racial motive.
Ethnic groups demand funding for non-Catholic schools in Canada
Despite a spirited effort by a number of religious groups including Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, Jews and Orthodox Christians in recent weeks, Ontario is refusing to change its policy.
One of Silicon Valley's 10 most eligible bachelors, Tolia is a eight to midnight man
Nirav Tolia was recently named among the 10 top bachelors in the valley by women.com magazine. Those who know Tolia say he is a fun-loving person, but his preoccupation with his widely successful startup firm keeps him from having fun.
Everyone loves this Terrorist
According to film's distributor, the Los Angeles-based Phaedra Cinema, in the opening weekend (Friday, January 14, to Monday, January 17,) Satosh Sivan's film earned approximately $ 13,600 -- breaking "all records" at the theater. "Each and every show was sold out," Steve Slome, a spokesperson for Phaedra Cinema, told rediff.com
Police seek community's help about charges against Silicon Valley landlord
As the Berkeley police investigate more complaints against Lakireddy Bali Reddy, a Silicon Valley restaurateur and landlord, who is charged with luring three young girls -- one of them 15 -- into living with him, the police are asking the Indian community's help across America to provide them with specific details of sexual abuse allegedly committed by Reddy.
Makar Sankrant in Houston draws 2,000 people
Kites were available for a small donation and were so popular that they were sold out and replenishments brought in twice, in reportedly the largest Indian kite flying festival in America.
American finds home in Hindu India
After 28 years and hundreds of stays in Indian homes, Stephen Huyler says, 'One of the reasons we misunderstand Indian culture is that Hindu society is divided into public and private spheres. Most outsiders don't have any contact with the private sphere.'
Pyar Mein Sauda Nahin: Hrithik and Amisha will have to live on pure love
Kaho Naa Pyar Hai grossed a mere $ 30,000 in its opening weekend. Daily Variety did not mention the film in its top 60 list for the last weekend. The last film on the weekend's top 60 list, Sunshine, a small art-house production, grossed approximately $ 14,000 more than Kaho Naa.
Silicon Valley landlord arrested in prostitution charges
Officials in Berkeley said Lakireddy Bali Reddy, who owns over 1,000 apartment units and is a Silicon Valley millionaire, has been charged with importing immigrants from India for prostitution.
Temples are not enough!
'In the half century that Indians have been in America in substantial numbers, there is not a single college or university, or even to our knowledge, a high school to our name. Ensconcing our culture in a cocoon of temples insulates our community; harnessing our heritage to educationally-oriented institutions can energize it.'
AAHOA seeks political clout
Though Asian American Hotel Owners Association members own more than half of America's economy hotels and substantial number of luxury hotels, hardly a congressman or senator knows about the association, many of its leaders complain.
'Many of us do not want to join African Americans in any protest'
'We forget that we are reaping the fruits of the civil liberties victories African Americans won for all minorities in the 1960s and 1970s,' one Indian American protestor at the anti-John Rocker demonstration in Atlanta said.
Ministers back campaign against Canadian tax on new immigrants
Herb Dhaliwal, Canada's cabinet minister for fisheries, and Maria Minna, the international co-operation minister, are backing a campaign by a coalition of immigrant and refugee advocates against a tax on new immigrants.
E-commerce guru launches e-service biz
'You have seen the transition from e-commerce to e-business, now you will see the transition from e-business to e-service. hsupply.com is a great example of the next generation e-service company, because we are telling the customer, "you can fire and forget",' said Dr Ravi Kalakota, founder and CEO of hsupply.com.
Bombay boy hosts tech show for CNET
Hari Sreenivasan, who began his journalism career with alternative radio, will co-host CNET TV.COM, the syndicated technology news programme seen in over 120 markets all over the US.
Correa among 9 jurors to select design for King monument in DC
The organisers of the monument project said Indian architect Charles Correa's connection with the Gandhi project was significant. Martin Luther King, Jr, was inspired by the Mahatma's non-violent protest movement, and used Gandhian tactics in the 1960s to win civil rights for African Americans -- and by extension, all minorities.
TiE Atlanta steps up activities
The Need for Speed in Building a Successful Internet Startup will be discussed by two men who have proved in the past several years what they would be telling the members (and invitees) of The Indus Entrepreneurs in Atlanta on January 20.
Apna Ghar's first new millennium event
A panel discussion on January 24 will address such issues as: Are South Asian Americans truly a model minority, if so many are under the poverty line, or is it silence among immigrants that allows injustice to be perpetuated?
Desi Detractors, Defenders Of West Wing
The threat of another "war" between India and Pakistan recently became a 'reality,' albeit on a fictionalized prime time television show. And it launched a public opinion battle, with some Indians complaining it was anti-Indian, and a few saying the show addressed an aspect of South Asian political reality many Americans are not aware of.
Organization Offers New Lease Of Life to Indians
To many people like Dave, who battle addiction, spousal problems and other related problems in New York and the neighboring states, the Nav Nirmaan Foundation has, over the last decade, become a major source of recovery. "What is very significant about an organization like this," he says, "is it is run by South Asian professionals. They understand our minds and hearts."
Rajmohan Gandhi To Hold Discussion on India-Pakistan Relations
The event is scheduled for January 26, India's Republic Day. A research scholar based at the Center for Policy Studies in New Delhi and an editor for several years, Gandhi will be in Atlanta from January 24 to February 11.
Census Officials Seek Greater Ethnic Participation
To lead a $ 160 million ad campaign, the US Census Bureau hired the New York advertising firm Young & Rubicam, which then subcontracted several other agencies to target the main minority groups -- African Americans, Asians, Hispanics and American Indians. Advertisements about the census have been appearing in every major Indian American publication.
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