IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DESI WORLD

  • How Bilingualism Benefits the Brain

    How Bilingualism Benefits the Brain November 2011 - Fascinating facts about what knowing more than one language does for us: for example, even though just one language is being used while speaking, both languages are active in a bilingual brain! And there are many varied effects and benefits of bilingualism.

  • Welcome to the City of Wisdom

    Welcome to the City of Wisdom November 2011 - Hastinapur, the City of Wisdom, in Argentina (!) has 10 temples dedicated to various gods and religions. One can take classes in philosophy, meditation, yoga, even sacred drama. Visit it when you are down there!

  • Desi Rappers Protest and Celebrate

    Desi Rappers Protest and Celebrate November 2011 - A rap singer and a rap group--with Indians/Indian-Americans--show how second generation Indian-Americans break stereotypes as they range far from traditional careers.

  • Three Indian-Americans Win Prestigious National Awards

    Three Indian-Americans Win Prestigious National Awards November 2011 - Three Indian-Americans were among the 12 recipients of last year's National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and the National Medal of Science. Two won for work in energy efficiency and one for work in probability theory.

  • Indian Classics in Indonesian Comics

    Indian Classics in Indonesian Comics October 2011 - Indians have enjoyed comic books of the Mahabharata and Ramayana, and so do Indonesians. The epics, are so immense that the sub-plots have spawned 147 wayang shows, which can take up 147 days of nine-hour performances.

  • A Guide to Modern Indian Lingo

    A Guide to Modern Indian Lingo October 2011 - Think of Samosapedia as an online dictionary for users of Indian-influenced English.

  • A Gift Bag for the Festive Season

    A Gift Bag for the Festive Season October 2011 - Fall festivals are here and winter's are around the corner. If you need gifts for festive occasions, books are always in order. Here are some great new ones. Read and/or give!

  • Georgia Tech Alumnus Wins ‘Genius’ Grant

    Georgia Tech Alumnus Wins ‘Genius’ Grant October 2011 - Shwetak Patel gets $500,000 as a 2011 MacArthur Fellow for inventing low-cost sensor technology systems for home energy efficiency. "We’re actually using the electrical noise ... from ... appliances," he says.

  • TWO INDIANS WIN ‘ASIAN’ NOBEL PRIZE

    TWO INDIANS WIN ‘ASIAN’ NOBEL PRIZE September 2011 - Nileema Mishra went off to study, then returned to her village and has been helping 1800 self-help groups across 200 villages in her home state. Hande studied in the States but returned to India and has helped over half a million people via solar technology.

  • Where Newspapers Still Rule

    Where Newspapers Still Rule September 2011 - The news for newspapers in the U.S. hasn’t been good. China, Brazil and South Africa still read the paper, and India—well, no other country in the world can match its passion for newspapers.

 

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