Abhijit Masih

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Why Jessica Lall wants to be Los Angeles's next mayor

Why Jessica Lall wants to be Los Angeles's next mayor

Rediff.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 Congress

Mumbaikar Runs For US Congress

Rediff.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 Advocate

Dr Devi wants to be New York's Public Advocate

Rediff.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'

'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 Prize

The Desi Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Rediff.com2 Sep 2021

'I consider myself a pilgrim who is here to shape tomorrow.'

'I have survived many attacks and explosions'

'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'

'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!

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 instruments

Just 14, and he can play 107 musical instruments

Rediff.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 Special

How Sonika, Rinna Make Birthdays Special

Rediff.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'

'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.'

Anjali Sud's BIG plans for Vimeo

Anjali Sud's BIG plans for Vimeo

Rediff.com29 Jul 2021

'I am most excited about a new video production solution for large organisations -- think Fortune 500 companies -- that have distributed teams, many of which are based in India.'

How Anjali Sud made it Big at Vimeo

How Anjali Sud made it Big at Vimeo

Rediff.com14 Jul 2021

'A lot of young people, especially women, usually go on in their career path thinking to just put their head down and work hard, and the opportunities will come to them.' 'The only reason I became CEO of Vimeo was because I was pushing to create an opportunity to take the company into a different direction.'

Bollywood Girl in Hollywood

Bollywood Girl in Hollywood

Rediff.com30 Jun 2021

Meet Joya Nandy Kazi, Hollywood's go-to-choreographer for Indian traditional dance and Bollywood style dance routines.

11 Spelling Bee finalists: 9 Indian kids!

11 Spelling Bee finalists: 9 Indian kids!

Rediff.com29 Jun 2021

'We look forward to seeing them show off their knowledge and hard work as they square off against the dictionary on the national stage.'

10 Qs with 10-year-old Spelling Champ

10 Qs with 10-year-old Spelling Champ

Rediff.com25 Jun 2021

'When I was around 6 years old, my brother was competing in Spelling Bee, so I wanted to do it too.'

'It's a great time for India's movie business'

'It's a great time for India's movie business'

Rediff.com24 Jun 2021

'There is a lot of money coming into the business, people are consuming a lot of content, there is no dearth of new films and shows coming out of India and being available worldwide.'

Kashe, 2, has an IQ of 146!

Kashe, 2, has an IQ of 146!

Rediff.com18 Jun 2021

At 12 months, Kashe -- the youngest member of Mensa International - was identifying alphabets, even if she could not say them. By 18 months, she was identifying shapes, colors, all the fifty states of America and naming planets by memory. The 2 year old can also, hold your breath, identify the periodic table.

The first desi to win the US Spelling Bee

The first desi to win the US Spelling Bee

Rediff.com10 Jun 2021

Indian American children have dominated the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee in the United States since the turn of the new century. Long before this impressive trail of triumphs began, way back in 1985, Balu Natarajan became the first Indian American child to win the Spelling Bee. Rediff.com US Contributor Abhijit Masih catches up with Dr Natarajan as the 2021 Spelling Bee takes off this weekend.

Jewish campaign to raise funds for India

Jewish campaign to raise funds for India

Rediff.com1 Jun 2021

'It was a result of a fundamental Jewish value of kindness and concern.' 'A value that extends beyond our own and on the premise that when we are ok, we are supposed to look up and look around to see who is not.' 'And do something about it.'

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