George W Bush Says
He Is Committed To More Than Double H-1 Visas
The Indian American community roots for George W Bush. 'He is committed to our community. He has a soft
for us, just as he has for Hispanics and other minorities.'
A Double Death, An Orphan And Some Unanswered Questions
'For every suicide story we read in our community there are at least 10 suicide attempts we do not hear or read about,' says Jaishree Winters, a psychiatrist involved in many community projects.
THE REDIFF SPECIAL
Paki-Bashing In The Age Of Subcontinental Nukes
'Of course, we have a multiplicity of identities and experiences, but when we 'demonize' and 'essentialize' Pakistanis, we stoop to the level of those who once oppressed us,' says Piali Roy.
Mandvi Is Back In A New Show
After his triumphant one-man show, Sakina's Restaurant, Aasif Mandvi is
back on the stage in New York in The Brave, which will begin previewing
Fugitive New York Banker Nabbed In Australia;
Could Be Sentenced To 40 Years
Arjun Sekhri, who was arrested at Sydney Airport on May
30, is charged with insider
trading that allegedly netted him and his
associates $1.8 million in about
two and a half months.
SAJA Annual Event A Smash Hit
For SAJA members who are active participants in the organization's email discussion forums, the evening was a way of putting faces to familiar names and meeting other journalists on a social footing.
Census seeks temps
Sentencing Date For Yogesh Gandhi Set;
Could Serve In Prison And Be Deported
'He has not only taken the Mahatma's name to mud but has brought shame to Indian fundraisers in general,' said an Indian American Democrat.
Buddhist Monk Who Befriended Agnostic Nehru Is Dead
Dharmawara Mahathera, who called India his second home and who spoke at length about his friend Jawaharlal Nehru, died in Stockton on Monday. His ashes will be dispersed in his native Cambodia.
Paperback Edition Of Bombay Ice Is Out
Even a plagiarism suit could not stop Leslie Forbes's Bombay Ice from becoming one of the best-received novels in recent months.
Sivananda Ashram To Hold Peace Festivals
Several other functions and celebrations have also been planned across America and Europe to mark the 25th anniversary of the peace festivals
Rono Dutta Is President Of United Airlines
After Rakesh Gangwal at US Airways, Dutta is the second Indian to head an American airline. Incidentally, both are graduates from IIT Kharagpur.
Family, Friends Rally Around Nanny Basuta
Following the jury verdict finding her guilty in the death of baby Christopher Oliver Smith, her siblings, friends and neighbors have begun collecting testimonials from people, and asking for donations to fight her appeal.
A Journey with Elsa Cloud Shows Up In Paperback
'In A Journey with Elsa Cloud, Leila Hadley charges towards India, her beloved daughter, and herself with a sense of wonder, a delight; and an aching honesty that cracks things open within and without. And all of it delivered with a sense of cosmic play.'
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Smashes Records in US, England
'This is the kind of film that theater owners have been waiting for a long time,' says film commentator Suprotim Bose. 'It could end up grossing $1.25 million in North America if the current pace holds good.'
HSC regional meet
Whitman Supporters Dismayed By Bob Grant's Bid For Senate Seat
Grant's critics know him as the man who has made disparaging comments about Mahatma Gandhi, used expletives on Martin Luther King Jr, and called Haitian refugees 'unwashed scum'.
Accent Reduction Courses Attract Many Immigrants
Many professional Indians say they went in for
accent therapy because of embarrassment suffered at
work places. 'They snigger at you when they can't understand
something,' says Meena.
Udayan Prasad Examines Global Issues Through A Humble Man
'I think it is a very current story, but it is not done in a didactic or a polemic way. That is the kind of films I like to make, which are about contemporary life,' says the British-Indian filmmaker of My Son the Fanatic.
Raves Greet My Son the Fanatic in US
Prasad's film, now showing in New York and Los Angeles, is getting a far bigger exposure as its distributor Miramax Films is determined to make it an Oscar contender and a box-office success.
Congressman Slams 'Fraudulent' Visa Seekers in Madras
Lamar S Smith, a conservative Republican has also warned that America should henceforth concentrate on producing 'more well-educated workers'.
Donuts Shop Killer Escapes Death Penalty
A judge in the Maryland Circuit Court sentenced Trone Tyrone Ashford to two terms of life in prison without parole, and an additional 50 years.
New York's New Cabby Regulations Irks Drivers
The Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved a rule barring drivers with six-month probationary licenses from applying for a cab license, which taxi drivers insist is 'anti-minority' and 'anti-working class'.
'Starting a Company Is Like Having Sex'
Naveen Jain, the founder of InfoSpace, has a simple business philosophy: 'Have lots of fun. Kick some butt. Make lots of money. We've done all three.'
WSJ, CNN, Forbes, Time Bag SAJA Journalism Awards
'The fact that more than 75 of the biggest companies in the business sent in entries shows the strong interest in upholding standards in foreign coverage and of reporting by minority journalists.'