All stories by George Joseph
'Ab ki baar Trump Sarkar' Kumar on transition teamRediff.com1 Dec 2016
'Looking forward to working with members of the Trump administration,' Shalabh Kumar said after he was appointed to the transition finance and inauguration teams.
Why did Preet Bharara meet Donald Trump?Rediff.com1 Dec 2016
Bharara's presence at Trump Tower provoked much curiosity.
The making of the first Indian-American woman in US House of RepresentativesRediff.com11 Nov 2016
Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal makes history in Washington state; she is also the first person of colour in the Washington State Democratic delegation.
Kerala-born Peter Jacob loses bid for US CongressRediff.com9 Nov 2016
The 30-year-old Democrat ran a spirited race in the 7th Congressional District in New Jersey, which is a Republican bastion.
For many Americans, Election Day brings reliefRediff.com9 Nov 2016
"Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton represent the values and ideals of America." "After long quarrels, it is finally getting close to being over." George Joseph hears from voters.
Republican Hindu Coalition denounces Hillary's aide HumaRediff.com3 Nov 2016
The Republican Hindu Coalition, which hosted Donald Trump's desi rally in New Jersey last month, has branded Huma Abedin 'pro-terrorist.
Trump came, Trump saw, Trump conquered Hindu AmericansRediff.com3 Nov 2016
'I'm a big fan of Hindu and a big fan of India -- big, big fan.'
Aakash Dalal found guilty, faces life term for US synagogue bombingsRediff.com2 Nov 2016
Indian American Aakash Dalal faces 30 years in jail after being found guilty by a New Jersey jury on charges of vandalising and firebombing North Jersey synagogues five years ago.
All set for Trump to address desis in New JerseyRediff.com13 Oct 2016
This is the first time a Presidential candidate is addressing the Hindu community, that too days before the election.
Donald Trump to get a dose of desi culture on Oct 15Rediff.com5 Oct 2016
From Bollywood-themed performances to a heritage tour... Donald Trump will soak up all things Indian.
Ooty church signs landmark deal with US abuse victimRediff.com4 Oct 2016
Diocese agrees to revoke molester priest's return to the priesthood and keep him away from children.
Houston shooter Nathan DeSai wore military uniformRediff.com27 Sep 2016
Prakash Desai, Nathan DeSai's father, said his son was depressed because his law practice was not going well.
Meet the Indian behind the New York bomber's arrestRediff.com23 Sep 2016
'I came to this country from India 20 years ago to create a better life for my family. I am a father of four and a proud American citizen. I am also what America looks like.'
'I feel incredibly lucky to be alive after coming so close to death'Rediff.com12 Sep 2016
Jyoti Vyas was seven months pregnant when two planes flew into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. She ran down 77 flights of stairs and 15 years later, she remembers how she survived the tragedy almost unscathed.
9/11: 'Sneha's room has been kept the same way for the past 15 years'Rediff.com11 Sep 2016
Though 15 years have passed since the World Trade Centre bombing, the mystery of the circumstances surrounding Dr Sneha Ann Philip's death has not been unravelled and might remain that way forever. Yet her memory lives on in other ways.
'She was snatched away from me'Rediff.com11 Sep 2016
'If only she arrived at the station 60 seconds later, she would have missed her train, and thereby missed her death.'
Out of the 9/11 ashes, the One World Trade Center stands tallRediff.com10 Sep 2016
Two skyscrapers were decimated the day 2,996 died, one and a half decades ago. George Joseph profiles the monument that has replaced them.
Gold monetisation scheme to help cut loan ratesRediff.com3 Nov 2015
Gold loans can be released online or by bank transfers.
Civil aviation ministry cancels Rs 2,000 crore Aranmula airportRediff.com28 May 2015
Civil Aviation ministry has cancelled approval to the controversial private airport project at Aranmula in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala.
Bharara moves to dismiss complaint against RSSRediff.com26 Mar 2015
The New York-based Sikhs For Justice has sought a court order directing US Secretary of State John Kerry to designate the RSS a 'Foreign Terrorist Organisation,' which Preet Bharara says the US government intends to move to dismiss.