3/14-16, 2014. Times vary.
ALSO 3/22/14. Holi/Dulheti.
Indian General Election 2014: The Greatest Mobilization on Earth and How Indian-Americans engage with it
India’s upcoming election—with a weakened Congress on the defensive and a resurgent BJP on the offensive—is drawing much attention, not least from Indian-Americans who left India years ago. It’s an epic undertaking, not matched anywhere in the world, showing how the nation can shine when it comes together as a democracy to vote. In America, some Columbia students have made a contribution —a site called thefivefortyfive.com—toward increased global communication about the Indian elections. The site with its data-driven short pieces makes political coverage digestible to all. Whether actively involved or just passive spectators, Indians in America are moved by the stirring events on the sub-continent. Bollywood is nothing compared to the drama of the General Elections with its memorable characters—Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Arvind Kejriwal, its scores of political parties, and its colorful supporting characters—and of course, its mind-boggling cast of millions and millions of voters. Read more »
Satya Nadella's rise: Leadership Lessons. How did Microsoft’s new CEO and a few other Indian-Americans rise to the top of corporate America? What can we learn from their experience? Read more »
Dr. Indran Indrakrishnan: On the Move. The genial, talented Dr. Indrakrishnan, GAPI’s incoming president, is an energetic doer and a stalwart of the local South Asian community. Read more »
Of significance in the Khobragade case is how the officials conducted themselves. It is sad for Indian-Americans that both the countries dropped the ball in this diplomatic debacle. Read more »