THE KARGIL CRISIS
Could We Not Give More?
'Every Indian organization, every Indian temple, every national convention of Indian organizations should have worked together and raised over $ 5 million,' says livery cab driver Raminder Singh, who says he has donated over $ 300.
India Features in $ 500 Million Disney Suit
Jeffrey Katzenberg's associate Sameer Mithal testified last week that Katzenberg was indeed right when he had argued that India would one day become a major market for Hollywood movies and videos.
Green Card Delay Will Continue, Says Immigration Chief
Legal experts believe while it took about a year for the change in status from a visa like the H-1 to a green card because of the huge backlog, many people may now have to wait for 18 months or even longer before they get their green cards.
Govinda Grand Marshal At India Day Parade
The organizers of the parade this year plan to ask for more security. Several Pakistani organizations as well as Khalistani groups are reportedly planning to disrupt the parade.
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Sheba's Success In New York Shows Need For
Ethnic Mental Health Programs
Organizations aimed at ethnic minorities and run by
people familiar with the psyche of a particular ethnic group, are important
because often mainstream American therapists and psychiatrists do not
understand the problems of ethnic patients
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Manhattan Designer's Passion For Indian Fabrics And Gems Shines
'It is too bad that some people can only see poverty and dirt but these are
people that only see the surface, never get to know the people or try to
understand the culture,' says Virginia Witbeck
How To Use High-Tech 'Juices Up' Retail Business
Manoj Tripathi, CIO of Jamba Juice, a fast growing,
nutrition-oriented, quick service business, will explain the challenge of using hi-tech in retail business to Silicon
Indian Professionals on July 24.
Unity'99 Draws 6,000 Journalists
Among the issues to be addressed at the convention are the ways to increase minority participation in the print and electronic media, and improving the coverage of minority issues by the mainstream media.
Can Bollywood Rescue Film Biz in Vancouver?
The $20 million annual business British Columbia has been attracting from
Hollywood could start climbing down if trade unions succeed
keeping movie production back home. And this is where Bollywood could help.
Vedanta lecture series
Party for South Asian summer interns
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The Golden Girls of San Antonio
Eighteen years ago, five women who became friends through the local India Asia Association discovered they shared an unfulfilled passion. They had dreamt of becoming proficient dancers during their teen years. In Texas, they were able to make this a reality.
The Close-Knit Indian Community Of San Antonio
The community has grown from about 250 families in 1981 to 600 families. The India Asia Association, founded in 1979, is the umbrella organization that hosts the Festival of India each year.
New AAPI Chief Wants Second Generation Involved
Dr Satya Ahuja would like to see Indian physicians at grassroot levels keep in touch with their elected officials and bring to their notice not only any discrimination they may have faced but also the achievement of Indian American doctors.
'The future belongs to us'
One medical freshman out of 10 in most American universities is of Indian origin. While there are about 26,000 doctors of Indian origin among 600,000 doctors across America, 10 per cent of the 17,000 doctors graduating this year alone.
Aamir Khan To Attend Mann Screenings In NY, NJ
Mann could open in more than 35 movie houses on July 9; Yashraj films is clearly setting to break the record of the recent hit, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which grossed nearly $ 500,000 in 30 movie houses.
Gupta Co-Chairs Bush panel
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Why Indian Americans should Support Bill Lann Lee
'We should support Lee's nomination as assistant attorney general for civil rights because his record in enforcing our nation's civil rights laws demonstrate that he is a man of
enormous integrity and conviction who is committed to making this a better
country for all Americans,' says Debashish Mishra
Love, Rebellion And Punishment In Ceylon
Shyam Selvadurai's second novel, Cinnamon Gardens, is filled with colorful and often disturbing stories involving Hindus and Christians, Tamils, Sinhalese and the British -- gays and lesbians and heterosexuals.
Artisan To Release Earth
Aamir Khan and Rahul Khanna's presence is expected to draw more Indian American
audiences to the film.
New Study Blows Up Many Myths
Estimates show that the typical immigrant and his/her children pay an estimated
$ 80,000 more in taxes than they will receive in local, state, and federal benefits over their lifetimes.
Tohra in Vancouver Upsets Moderates And Ultra
In a show of one-upmanship, the day after the parades, moderates and fundamentalists were trying to show that their own parade had attracted more people.
Model Lakshmi Discovers She Can Make More Than A
Decent Bowl of Rice
One of the most sought after models today, she is the author of the just published Easy Exotic: A Model's Low-Fat Recipes from Around the World in which she offers the words of wisdom: 'Never underestimate the power of a good bowl of warm food.'
Do South Asian Women Need Separate Shelter Homes?
Writer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni speaks of the American experience.
Bay Area Womens' Group Seeks Volunteers
'To teach an immigrant woman to drive is an act of empowering her, for many of these women were nothing but domestic slaves to their husbands.'
Anti-Immigrant Website Sets Alarm
Craig Nelson, of www.ProjectUSA.com, is convinced that the benefits of immigration are far small compared to the negative costs. America should not be allowed to become a third world country, he blandly declares.
Rival Sikh Parades Pass Without Incident In Vancouver
Each parade had about 20,000 participants, and RCMP constable Janice Armstrong said the Sunday events, watched by over 110 police officers, had no arrests or disturbances worth recording.
Burlington Couple Is Cremated
'Today is July 4, it's the day Nisha's parents could have taken her to see the fireworks across Charles River.'
East Is East To Close Soon
The advance booking for the show, which has been running for about six weeks, has been discouraging. 'This is the case of a great show not finding the audiences,' bemoans Ajay Mehta, part of the cast.
New Jersey Balaji Temple Is Consecrated
is estimated that over $15 million is being spent this year to complete, renovate and extend half-a-dozen temples in more than dozen American cities.