IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DESI WORLD

  • The son also rises, especially in politics

    The son also rises, especially in politics June 2011 - Favoritism has been around as long as families have existed. In India, the movie industry and the business world—but also professions like law and medicine—are hospitable to the rise of sons (and daughters).

  • A celebration of the Elephanta Caves

    A celebration of the Elephanta Caves June 2011 - Following a two-year hiatus, caused by the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the festival is back on track and drawing visitors to the island of Gharapuri, a seven-mile boat ride from the Gateway of India.

  • Big Jump in Indian-American Business Ownership

    Big Jump in Indian-American Business Ownership June 2011 - Indian-Americans owned 19.9 percent of Asian-owned firms in 2007, according to a recent Survey of Business Owners from the U.S. Census Bureau. And the receipts of these 308,514 firms owned by Indian-Americans came to $152.5 billion, amounting to 30 percent of the total for Asian-American businesses.

  • A Dance Wonder in Down Under

    A Dance Wonder in Down Under May 2011 - A rash of violent, often racist, attacks on students from the subcontinent has diminished the appeal of Australia, especially Melbourne, where many of these incidents took place. Some dubious institutions were shut down, and the number of Indian students going to Australia has dropped.

  • Four Guggenheim Fellowships and a Pulitzer Prize in 2011

    Four Guggenheim Fellowships and a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 May 2011 - Vijay Vazirani, Ananya Chatterjea, Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Arun Agrawal are among the 180 Guggenheim Fellows of 2011. Siddhartha Mukherjee won a Pulitzer Prize for The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.

  • Smithsonian's Focus on Indian Americans

    Smithsonian's Focus on Indian Americans May 2011 - One day, in the nation’s capital, will there be a National Museum of the Indian American? Unlikely. But there could well be a National Museum of the Asian American that includes an Indian-American wing.

  • Katha Contest Winner Publishes Debut Novel

    Katha Contest Winner Publishes Debut Novel May 2011 - A 30-year-old diagnostic nuclear radiologist based in Columbus, Ohio, Amit Majmudar is an award-winning poet and fiction writer who has published a novel set in 1947.

  • Foursquare for Facebook Fans

    Foursquare for Facebook Fans April 2011 - Foursquare is the latest platform for social media enthusiasts. It’s a location-based networking website for users of mobile devices.

  • New 2G Scandal Hits Wall Street

    New 2G Scandal Hits Wall Street April 2011 - India is not the only country where 2G could stand for a big scandal involving money. In the U.S., too, we have a 2G scandal.

  • Saying 'Bollywood' in Chinese

    Saying 'Bollywood' in Chinese April 2011 - Irit Namatinia is an Israeli woman who teaches Bollywood dances in China. What a striking example of India’s global reach!

 

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