IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DESI WORLD

  • DIY MICROSCOPE PROMOTES HEALTH

    DIY MICROSCOPE PROMOTES HEALTH June 2014 - A practically free paper microscope that magnifies up to 2100 times, Foldscope comes from Stanford University’s Prakash Lab. Bioengineer Manu Prakash is from IIT-Kanpur and MIT.

  • GOLDMAN & GUGGENHEIM

    GOLDMAN & GUGGENHEIM June 2014 - An Indian has been awarded The Goldman Environmental Prize (aka Green Nobel), one of the world’s largest awards honoring grassroots activists; two Indian-Americans are Guggenheim Fellows.

  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships June 2014 - The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships are awarded to immigrants or children of immigrants. This year, among 30 winners are four Indian-Americans, one with a tie to Georgia.

  • BEAUTY AND THE BEE

    BEAUTY AND THE BEE June 2014 - Lucy Edwards, an Indian-American, was crowned Miss Vermont 2014; Akhil Rekulapelli won 2014 National Geographic Bee; and many Indians and Indian-Americans won other US awards.

  • SEPOYS OF THE GREAT WAR

    SEPOYS OF THE GREAT WAR June 2014 - A century ago, the First World War exacted a heavy toll. The British Indian Army recruited about 1.5 million soldiers, with perhaps a million serving as combatants.

  • OF ASTEROIDS AND GLACIERS

    OF ASTEROIDS AND GLACIERS June 2014 - A glacier has been named after Penn State geophysicist Sridhar Anandakrishnan, and an asteroid after Amar Sharma, a 29-year-old amateur astronomer from India.

  • BOOK MATTERS

    BOOK MATTERS June 2014 - An Emory University study suggests that reading fiction can enhance the neural connectivity in your brain. So here are a wide variety of new novels--from tsunamis to Wall Street.

  • Beyond the Election

    Beyond the Election May 2014 - Indian citizens aren’t shy about expressing their disappointment and anger over how their nation is doing. A recent PEW survey can act as a gauge of the Indian voter’s ugly mood.

  • ALL ABOUT CHAI

    ALL ABOUT CHAI May 2014 - Oprah Winfrey got hooked on chai in India. With Atlanta-based Teavana and Starbucks, her own version of chai (Teavana Oprah Chai Tea) is donating towards education for girls.

  • ENSTITUTE FOR EMPLOYMENT

    ENSTITUTE FOR EMPLOYMENT May 2014 - To address youth unemployment, Shaila Ittycheria and Kane Sarhan founded the nonprofit Enstitute. Its full-time, paid apprenticeships reduce the cost of education.

 

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