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  • 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.

  • Nathan Kondamuri and Nithin Tumma: 'Best of Category' award winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    Nathan Kondamuri and Nithin Tumma: 'Best of Category' award winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair July 2011 - Asteroids were named after both Nathan and Nithin.

  • Nilai Sarda: Runner-up in the National Geographic Bee

    Nilai Sarda: Runner-up in the National Geographic Bee July 2011 - Nilai lives in Atlanta, where he completed seventh grade at The Wesminster Schools.

  • India's New Census Figures

    India's New Census Figures July 2011 - First comes the good news. The percentage growth between 2001 and 2011 (17.64) was the lowest decadal increase since independence. Earlier, it was above 21 percent.

  • An American Film Festival with an Indian Accent

    An American Film Festival with an Indian Accent June 2011 - The New York Indian Film Festival, now 11 years old, is not like other high-profile festivals in North America. It has a different accent—or accents, to be precise, since the movies screened in New York last month were in Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Malayalam, Marathi, English, even Tibetan.

 

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