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Hindu Temple Officials Wait For Their Day In Court
Mahesh Dixit is clearly tired of the controversy that has bogged down the plans for a $ 2 million project to build a cultural center adjacent to a temple in Berlin Borough, about an hour's drive from New York.
Monarch Of The Box-Office Gurus
In less than two years since he started offering box-office projections, tracking and analyzing them on the Web, Gitesh Pandya hit big time two months ago when Fox Channel invited him to discuss the year's hits and misses.
Lahiri's First Book Gets Raves
Interpreter of Maladies has already received raves from her peers, including Amy Tan and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni -- and from a slew of magazines.
Sakina's Restaurant honored
The first play staged in New York about the experiences of an Indian immigrant family, won two special citations this week from the Obie award committee.
A Small Step To The Library Started A Worldwide Crusade
After a newspaper article about the forced slavery and subsequent murder of a child in Pakistan, Craig Kielburger,12, began in 1995 to research worldwide injustice against children.
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Sage To Silicon's South Asian Community, Kanwal Rekhi Is Set To Start A Think-Tank in India
'Being uprooted every so often is good because the insecurity is the most necessary thing for growth,' he recalls. 'That's why immigrants succeed in their adopted countries at a higher percentage than the natives.'
Legal Angel Or Mob Lawyer?
Sarita Kedia, part of John A Gotti's defense team, says she is not worried about being called a mob lawyer. Her own ethics 'are always alert and alive'.
Free For Lunch Professionals Meet Up Over The Net
'Freeforlunch', brainchild of 24-year-old Ketan Jhaveri, is an online venture designed to help professionals deal with, among other things, the unpalatable truths about corporate life
More Bollywood Actresses To Follow
It was a given that only Gujarati plays, that too comedies, attract big audiences. But Jaya Bachchan and director Ramesh Talwar have shown that a well-written and well-acted Hindi language play could be a big hit, too.
SPICE OF LIFE
In The Steps of The Elephant Walk
Longteine De Monteiro's Cambodian cuisine makes people travel over 200 miles to eat at The Elephant Walk in Boston.
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New York Judge Strikes A Blow For Medicaid For Immigrants
Six months after a Syrian immigrant sought the help of the Legal Aid Society to challenge the 1997 New York State law that had denied her husband -- and thousands of other indigent immigrants -- Medicaid benefits, a court in New York has struck down the law.
Teen murder trial goes for verdict
Several of 14-year-old Reena Virk's classmates - all girls - were found guilty last year of participating in her beating. A decision on prime accused Warren Glowatski's role is expected in two weeks.
Oakland Gadfly Handa Gets Under A Powerful Mayor's Skin
The Oakland Tribune calls Sanjiv Handa, publisher of several of local area newsletters the 'ultimate insider' in Oakland, referring to his passion to cover the city hall meetings -- and examine its policies under a sharp journalistic microscope.
Producer baffled by Sarfarosh controversy
'Not true,' says Ken Naz, chief executive for Eros Entertainment, of rumors that the Aamir Khan starrer was yanked out of movie houses because of protests from Pakistani audiences.
The Spiritual Walker
Across American campuses and communes Satish Kumar continues to be the gentle voice of alternative lifestyle.
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Maharaj Speaks Out Eight Months After Gruesome Beating
'We are an American family. We raise the American flag. We are just as American as they are,' says Rishi Maharaj, a victim of alleged racist beating in a white neighborhood.
Sakhi Anniversary Gala To Honor Survivor Of Murder Attempt
When Sakhi for South Asian Women planned a gala benefit dinner to commemorate its 10-year anniversary, hardly any of its activists thought they would have a big victory to be thankful for.
The business of belonging
'The arrangement obliges the PIOs to feel a sense of belonging to the Indian nation without belonging to it fully. The government, on the other hand, would act like it is assimilating them while actually assimilating only their money,' says S P Udayakumar.
'How Can Anyone Escape The Realization That Mass Poverty Is The Dominant Fact In India?'
Writer Siddharth Dube should be an unpopular man among those who anticipate a prosperous market-driven future for India, and especially with non-resident Indians who think he presents a negative image of India in the United States.
Miramax To Give Big Push To East Is East
The most successful champion of independent films has paid $ 2 million for the North American rights to a movie starring Om Puri.
From Book To Film: Such An Unpredictable Journey
'When you write for the screen, you have to learn to give up control,' says Anita Desai. The novelist, Ismail Merchant and Shashi Tharoor participated in a lively exchange of ideas at the weekend.
Hindi Controversy At Duke Continues
University police are now investigating the threat, which was sent from a Yahoo Mail account, and the two sophomores are looking to file a lawsuit against the students who came to their rooms.
Dhillon Wins Battle Against Helmet Law
Friday's victory was the end of a nearly three-decade-old personal struggle that began when he refused a job at a pulp mill in a British Columbian town because the owner insisted the Sikh shaved his beard and cut his hair.
Peaceful Resolution Sought In California Sikh Temple Dispute
The leadership dispute in 1996 had erupted into a brawl involving more than 70 people but this time around, there has been no violence.
Peacemaker Pays With His Life
Mahese Lall was killed in a Brooklyn bar when he tried to make peace between two men, reportedly Guyanese immigrants.
Jaya, Ramesh Talwar Ready To Face Live Audiences In India
NRIs, always hungry for live entertainment from India, are prone to be "more tolerant," the director says, adding that Indian audiences could have demanded too much.
Merchant Ivory Sign Oscar-Nominee Nick Nolte For $ 20 Million Movie
The four-decade-old Merchant Ivory Productions is getting ready to step into the 21st century with a screen adaptation of Henry James's The Golden Bowl written in the early years of this century.
Comedian Offers Truth About South Asian Lives In New York
By the time Aladdin Ullah is done with his act, having aired his views on arranged marriage, his conservative mother, the Nation of Islam and South Asian snobbery, the crowd is hollering for more.
New York computer technician found guilty in fiery murder attempt
For Sakhi for South Asian Women, that organized its first-ever demonstrations outside Mohammad Mohsin's home six months after the incident, and counselled the victim, the verdict was a victory for abused women.
Saying Sayonara to Asian America
'Indian Americans must learn to acknowledge our weaknesses and build upon our strengths. Our weaknesses include an inability to move beyond petty divisions and an unwillingness to accept that though many Indians are doctors and architects, many also drive taxis and wait on tables,' says Sadanand Dhume.
Rebel without a crew
Shani Grewal's third feature film, Guru in Seven, was short on funds but big on hopes.
Houston businesswoman makes her home among the homeless
With her exotic model-like looks, vibrant personality, and love to be around people, Isha Salas could have been successful in a number of fields, but her choice was to help senior citizens who have ended up on the streets.
Halal, chutney and chat
On a narrow, crowded, suburban street strip in Albany, it's impossible to miss the gaudy green neon sign that screams, 'Halal meats and groceries.' It is equally difficult to miss the garish posters of Daag and Aa Ab Laut Chalen, as one drives up.
Seduction by Rice
Intrigued by the variety of rice and tradition across the world, Alford and Duguid traveled to the major rice-eating regions, where they immersed themselves in the daily lives and rituals of the people around them. Plus recipes you can cook today!
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