IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DESI WORLD

  • 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.

  • Possible line-up for new Indian sitcom

    Possible line-up for new Indian sitcom September 2011 - Although Outsourced was cancelled and Nevermind Nirvana is in limbo, Reshma Shetty and a load of other Indian-American actors are starring in a string of shows on USA Network, NBC, and CBS.

  • Who are the HINDOESTANEN?

    Who are the HINDOESTANEN? September 2011 - From South America (Dutch Guiana or Suriname) to the Netherlands, people of Indian origin (PIOs) have made interesting contributions.

  • Acing Google’s First Global Science Fair

    Acing Google’s First Global Science Fair August 2011 - Students from 90 countries entered the first Global Science Fair. In a clean sweep for U.S. girls, Shree Bose took home the top prize, Naomi Shah second, and Lauren Hodge third--a shot in the arm for women in science, given their underrepresentation in scientific professions.

  • Indian Hair Grows in Popularity

    Indian Hair Grows in Popularity August 2011 - Indian hair can be long and luxuriant. That also makes it big business—the price can sometimes rise to a staggering $800 per kilo. A film called HAIR INDIA follows the trail of hair from South Indian temples to the salons of the West.

  • Ashoka Fellows: Agents of Change

    Ashoka Fellows: Agents of Change August 2011 - In recent months, the controversy surrounding SKS Microfinance has dented the image of microlending in India. But people like Sunanda Mane, Krishna Prasad and Irfan Alam prove that social entrepreneurship is doing great work across the country. All three received the prestigious Ashoka fellowship earlier this year.

  • How Indian-Americans Stack Up

    How Indian-Americans Stack Up August 2011 - A table shows 25 areas in Georgia with the highest percentage of Indian-Americans. Though the city of Atlanta has the most number of Indians, they make up less than 1 percent of the population there. Most of the 20 places where Indians make up over 1 percent of the population are in the greater Atlanta metro area.

  • Desi Tweets for July

    Desi Tweets for July July 2011 - Other June deaths: Journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was shot by underworld goons; politician Bhajan Lal; Nataraja Ramakrishna, dance exponent.

  • Sukanya Roy: 2011 National Spelling Bee Champion

    Sukanya Roy: 2011 National Spelling Bee Champion July 2011 - Sukanya, who speaks fluent Bengali, visits India every summer— although this year she went to Panama to study its rainforests.

 

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