May 5, 2001
Shivkumar, Zakir on US tour
Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and santoor artist Shivkumar Sharma will tour the US together and perform in 12 locations nationwide, said national promoter Prabha Gopal, founder of the Bay Area Performing Arts.
'Living in the US is a complex experience'
What I try to do in my writing is to make you empathize with the joys and sorrows of characters whose lives maybe very different from yours, says Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
For him, the mind matters
For Dr R Murali Krishna, the mind is everything.
'Where, for god's sake, is common sense?'
Academy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer wrote this letter while documenting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India for A Closer Walk, his upcoming feature film on the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
May 4, 2001
Bharti's Beef With McDonald's
If you are a Hindu and you live in the United States, and you have ever so much as contemplated putting McDonald's French fries in your mouth, then you have just been dragged into a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the mammoth company, thanks to Seattle lawyer Harish Bharti.
Census spurs Indians to join NY poll fray
Reports indicate that Asian Americans represent more than 10% of the New York City population.
Four Writers And Some Chaya
Four Indian American writers assemble in Seattle to help raise funds for Chaya, the only South Asian empowerment group for women, which is in its fifth year.
'Why don't you leave this country?'
Sarfraz and his friend Mudasher Fazal were having a quiet lunch in a Burger King restaurant in suburban Pittsburgh, when two burly men walked up to them and told them to leave the country.
Hollywood hopes for some summer hits
Ashok Amritraj is one of many Hollywood producers who hope to have hits in the highly competitive summer schedule that opened on Friday with The Mummy Returns.
May 3, 2001
'I Feel Great. I Just Shot a Nigger'
Richard Scott Baumhammers' anger at non-white immigrants and Jews had been building for many years, court documents and psychiatric reports show.
Sidhu steps down as i2 CEO
This is the second big shakeup among business-to-business software vendors in recent weeks. Two days ago, Ariba replaced its CEO.
Reddy Plea Bargain Made Public
Venkateswara Vemireddy, who helped East Bay landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy bring two Indian girls into the country by posing as their father, struck a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
Just a matter of faith
It was a tragedy - murder of taxi driver Jasbir Rajpal Singh - that brought Sikhs and African Americans in Washington DC closer.
May 2, 2001
'We are going to colonise space'
Chirinjeev Kathuria recalls a dinner at a NASA base in southern California commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 13 flight. That was where he first met Dennis Tito, who is now the first tourist in space.
Immigrant Success Story Raises Eyebrows
For over five years, competitors have assailed Computer Associates's hunger for acquiring rival software firms.
The Romantics Seduces LAT
Hailing his first literary endeavor as "vivid and authorative", The Los Angeles Times honored New Delhi-based writer Pankaj Mishra with the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction on Sunday
'He Said Hey, And Just Shot Me...'
'Hey' is a word Sandeep Patel hates to hear.
May 1, 2001
'Don't kill him. Chop off His Limbs'
Vijay Patel, owner of a grocery store, is a very kind man, people who have known him for many years say. He says again and again that Richard S Baumhammers, the man charged with murders and attempted murder in a racist rampage in Pittsburgh last April 28, should be spared from death. But he is clear 35-year-old Baumhammers should suffer.
Bakwas by the Bayside
Anil Srivasta has a new pet peeve. And beginning this Sunday, more Indians will get to hear about it.
Insane, or a Menace II Society?
As Narinder Kaur Singh recounted to the jury how the murder of her husband, Paramjit Singh, had affected her life, she couldn't help but cry.