IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DESI WORLD

  • Guggenheim Fellowships for Two Indian-Americans

    Guggenheim Fellowships for Two Indian-Americans May 2012 - Chitra Ganesh and Mrinalini Sinha are among the 181 Guggenheim Fellows of 2012. Each fellowship is worth $500,000. Time magazine’s 100 most influential people is also worth a look!

  • The Changing Face of South Asian Americans

    The Changing Face of South Asian Americans April 2012 - South Asians were the largest minority in Canada in 2006, 1.2 million and 25 percent of the minority population. South Asians in the U.S. in 2010 were 3.4 million, 80% Indian, but other groups growing more quickly.

  • Indian-American Teen Wins Top Intel Science Prize

    Indian-American Teen Wins Top Intel Science Prize April 2012 - Nithin Reddy Tumma, a high school student, has been awarded the “Junior Nobel” Prize worth $100,000 for research that could lead to more effective, less toxic breast cancer treatment. Two other Indian-Americans were among the top 10.

  • The World’s Hottest Alcoholic Drinks

    The World’s Hottest Alcoholic Drinks April 2012 - Though Bhut Jolokia is no longer the world’s hottest pepper, the Naga Chilli Vodka is the world’s hottest chilli vodka, and the world’s “spiciest cocktail” also has an Indian connection.

  • Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty: King of Cardiac Surgery

    Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty: King of Cardiac Surgery April 2012 - Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, founder of Bangalore-based Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals (NHH), participated in the India Summit at Emory University last month--virtually. Understandable, for he uses telemedicine, treats the poor, wins awards, ....

  • Cheap and Accessible, but Is It Profitable?

    Cheap and Accessible, but Is It Profitable? March 2012 - Good news for fans of simputers (simple inexpensive mobile computers): The Indian government is coming out with an inexpensive Aakash II. And now there’s an even cheaper option than Tata Nano, the RE60 from Bajaj.

  • Welcome to Narmada Winery

    Welcome to Narmada Winery March 2012 - Wines from India are becoming known, and now there's an American winery with a distinctly Indian twist: Narmada Winery brings the taste of India to Virginia in more than one way!

  • Indian Scholars Rise at American Universities

    Indian Scholars Rise at American Universities March 2012 - Honors galore: last month Amartya Sen became the first Indian to receive the National Humanities Medal. Lately, several Indian-Americans have been appointed deans at American universities, and several head U.S. universities.

  • Coming Soon, Maybe: Retirement Outsourcing

    Coming Soon, Maybe: Retirement Outsourcing March 2012 - An article in Live and Invest Overseas and a portal called Retire to India give details on retirement costs in Goa, Chandigarh, and other great places—and a comedy film called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, explores the possibilities!

  • PINK CITY BASKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    PINK CITY BASKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT February 2012 - Jaipur, one of India’s major tourist attractions, also has the happiest residents, says a major poll; it just hosted Indian Diaspora Conclave and the largest literature festival in Asia.

 

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