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NRI prof nominated to US humanities body

United States President George W Bush has nominated Mumbai-born Jamsheed K Choksy, a professor at Indiana University, to be a member of the prestigious National Council on the Humanities for a......

Silicon Valley, ready to enhance the link between Desi, Pravasi

'This has been an ongoing process,' says Ambassador B S Prakash, India's former consul general in San Francisco, 'but I believe a Modi visit to the West Coast can be a force-multiplier.' 'Go West,......

Modi to speak at Stanford, visit Silicon Valley in September end

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a high-level summit on sustainable development hosted by the United Nations on September 25 and will also travel to San Francisco during his United States......

Desi kids co-crowned US Spelling Bee champs for second straight year

Un-bee-lievable! For the eighth year in a row, Indian-American children sweep the Spelling Bee competition. Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam of St Louis, Missouri,......

Meet the Indian-origin teen who got into all 8 Ivy League schools

The 17-year-old has developed a mobile app that analyses speech patterns and predicts with 96 per cent accuracy if a person has Parkinson's disease Pooja has now shortlisted Harvard, Stanford and......

California dreaming

Silicon Valley is at the heart of the transformation of the global economy -- which has both winners and losers, writes Ajit Balakrishnan. Image: While the rest of the world slides into......

'Make in India missing from Modi's solar energy push'

If even a fraction of the 175 GW target is achieved, India’s reliance on coal and oil would be reduced, says expert. Among Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s many engagements during his......

Meet 10 Indians who head global tech companies

With Sundar Pichai becoming the CEO of Google, India has one more reason to cheer its prowess in the global IT sector.  Image: Sundar Pichai with wife Anjali. Photograph: Stephen......

What will drive India's growth?

Long-term sustained growth ultimately rests on a set of mechanisms and institutions, notes Suman BeryIn remarks reported earlier this week, Arvind Subramanian, the government’s chief economic......

Silicon Valley to honour Jaitley; discuss some contentious issues

TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Silicon Valley, California plans to honour Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ‘for the right priorities and focusing on the right issues’. But Jaitley has......

Over 6,000 people attend San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival

More than 6,000 people attended 3rd i’s (pronounced third eye) 11th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival, held from November 7 to 16. The theme was celebrating the......

'Aamir thought Peepli Live! was a big joke'

Anusha Rizvi is a former NDTV producer. In her first feature film Peepli Live -- produced by Aamir Khan, two poor, broken down farmers and brothers (Budhia and Natha) are about to lose their family......

Pix: Bollywood ushers in IPL-3

Bollywood was on hand to usher in the third season of the cricket extravaganza known as the Indian Premier League at a pre-IPL launch party in Mumbai on Thursday. The third season kicks of today.......

Farhan and Hrithik's birthday bash

It was a birthday unlike others. Close friends Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan decided to celebrate their 36th birthday together at a posh lounge in Mumbai's Juhu suburb.......

Designer Akki Narula on dressing Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in Kurbaan

Karan Johar's Kurbaan is making news all right, but for all the wrong reasons. The movie was recently in the news when Shiv Sainiks objected to Kareena Kapoor's bare-back poster.......

Golf sensation Ko to balance Tour demands with university life

Despite being named one of TIME magazine's '100 most influential people' earlier this year, Ko said she still has a long way to go Lydia Ko tees off. Photograph: Victor Fraile/Getty Images Rookie......

Images: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 2, Nagpur

Hashim Amla's (253 not out) double ton put South Africa in a commanding position as the Proteas declared on 558 for six on Day 2 of the first Test in Nagpur on Sunday. Resuming the day with an......

Thousands honour Germany's Enke

Tens of thousands of fans joined family, friends and team-mates of Robert Enke to pay their last respects to the Germany goalkeeper on Sunday, five days after his suicide shocked the country and......
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California dreaming

Silicon Valley is at the heart of the transformation of the global economy -- which has both winners and losers, writes Ajit Balakrishnan. Image:... ...

PM Modi 13th most influential person in the world: Bloomberg New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Monday ranked 13 on the 'Bloomberg... ...
Steve Jobs lauded by Apple execs on fourth anniversary of his death

By | CNET This article, , originally appeared on . Steve Jobs is honored on the fourth anniversary of his death. Apple Apple... ...
Styrofoam-eating worms could be the answer to plastic waste crisis

New Delhi: Remember the white, light-weight foam cups and plates you threw away after one use at the house-party? Mealworms, which are actually... ...
Online University Offers Refugees Chance to Study for Free

Christina Al Bdewi's plan to become a doctor shuddered to a halt in May when she fled fighting between Islamist rebels and the Syrian army in her... ...

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