All stories by Abhijit Masih
'We used to have chai pe charcha 30 years ago'Rediff.com21 Jul 2023
'I told President Obama, "Mr President, do you realise that the person who is likely to become the prime minister of India in two weeks, does not have a visa, and you are talking about having great relations between India and the USA, how are you going to do it?".'' 'His answer was that this is not right and that he'll have somebody from the White House and the State Department reach out to me.'
Welcome To Dallas Y'll!Rediff.com16 Jun 2023
Dallas is where JFK was murdered. It is also the home of the Gas Money Garage. And a city where 'big things happen'.
'It's not about lights, camera, action'Rediff.com7 Feb 2023
'It's really about rolling up your sleeves and implementing exactly what we said that we were going to do.' 'Our mission was to leave no one behind and that's exactly what we look at the next four years.'
'My role is to make people's lives easier'Rediff.com7 Feb 2023
'I had the Indian American community fully supportive from day one when I ran and they said, Yes.' 'I ran again, I lost and they said, Yes.' 'I came back to them again, and they said, Yes, every time.'
'Vandalism of Gandhi's statues in the US is a matter of deep concern'Rediff.com25 Aug 2022
'Attacking his statues disregard his values, which as we know are most needed in the world today.'
How Tanvi Gupta Created SwoonMeRediff.com19 Aug 2022
I had about eight, nine, dating apps on my phone. But I always felt this pressure of looking good.' 'When it comes to finding romantic love, it just feels very shallow.' 'I felt it was time for something different, something non superficial.'
Will A Desi Kid Win 2022 Spelling Bee?Rediff.com9 May 2022
Unlike earlier years, an Indian-American child did not win America's Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2021. 234 spellers, many of them Indian-American kids, will participate in the 2022 Bee, to be held from May 31 to June 2.
Shrina Kurani Is Running For CongressRediff.com18 Mar 2022
Indian-American engineer-entrepreneur Shrina Kurani challenges a 30-year Republican veteran in a US Congressional race in a district that is predominantly white.
Assam To New York: A Supermodel's JourneyRediff.com27 Jan 2022
The girl from the north east who now walks for the best names in international fashion today was content wearing hand-me-downs from cousins those days.
Why Jessica Lall wants to be Los Angeles's next mayorRediff.com24 Nov 2021
'We need to see more Indian Americans and people of colour hold elected office and serve in executive roles.'
Mumbaikar Runs For US CongressRediff.com1 Nov 2021
'Mumbai turned me into a fighter, always hustling to keep up with the world.' 'Now, I hustle for the poor and the ones who don't have a voice because I feel they are poor for no fault of their own.'
Dr Devi wants to be New York's Public AdvocateRediff.com29 Oct 2021
A traumatic medical emergency drove physician Dr Devi, of General Hospital soap fame, to run for public office in New York.
'Wise for US to have a good relationship with India'Rediff.com24 Sep 2021
'While we may speculate about personality politics, the reality is that there are more important issues that drive the India-US relationship.'
The Desi Nominated for the Nobel Peace PrizeRediff.com2 Sep 2021
'I consider myself a pilgrim who is here to shape tomorrow.'
'I have survived many attacks and explosions'Rediff.com31 Aug 2021
'I have never been afraid of death or threats, and I have never wanted to give up and silence my voice.'
'Taliban said they will kill me'Rediff.com30 Aug 2021
'My family goes to the airport every day so that they can find a way out.'
Meet Abhay Deol's 16-year-old daughter!Rediff.com13 Aug 2021
'I am concentrating on working in Hollywood but if the right opportunity from the Indian film industry comes, I will be open to working there.'
Just 14, and he can play 107 musical instrumentsRediff.com12 Aug 2021
As a five year old, Neil Nayyar learnt to play the drums. Today, at 14, he has mastered 107 instruments.
How Sonika, Rinna Make Birthdays SpecialRediff.com10 Aug 2021
'That we could touch someone's loving memory is fulfilling; it is something we both cherish.'
'The day I became CEO of Vimeo, I was only 33'Rediff.com29 Jul 2021
'I had never run a company before, but when I stood in front of the company, I was channeling my 14 year old self and telling myself that remember what it felt like when you were there.'