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  • Book Matters

    Book Matters June 2012 - Four book you might like this summer: A Lovesong for India: Tales from the East and West (Jhabvala), The Invitation (Cherian), Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary (Kashyap), and I Am an Executioner: Love Stories (Parameswaran).

  • A Health Tablet for Rural India

    A Health Tablet for Rural India May 2012 - Kanav Kahol finished university in the States and returned to India to work on affordable technology: a tablet to bring quick diagnoses, especially in the rural hinterlands--an all-in-one “smart” device for medics.

  • Indian Railways Honors Swami Vivekananda

    Indian Railways Honors Swami Vivekananda May 2012 - Train travel: express and educational! The weekly Vivek Express has record-holding runs. It has various routes and a mobile museum celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

  • Aziz Ansari: South Asian, South Carolinian, Comedian

    Aziz Ansari: South Asian, South Carolinian, Comedian May 2012 - Aziz Ansari is known for his role in Parks and Recreation, an NBC show—although he’s also gaining wider recognition as a stand-up comedian. His brand of R-rated comedy is not everybody’s cup of tea, but he is quite busy.

  • 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!

  • 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, ....

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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