IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DESI WORLD

  • 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.

  • POET WINS PULITZER PRIZE

    POET WINS PULITZER PRIZE May 2014 - Vijay Seshadri, the first Asian to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, is not a typical Indian-American. Seshadri is the fifth Indian-American recipient of the Pulitzer
    Prize.

  • CHAMPIONS OF ENVIRONMENT

    CHAMPIONS OF ENVIRONMENT May 2014 - Working for the environment, Rajendra Singh of South Carolina promotes solar power usage, and Priyanka Bakaya of Utah converts discarded plastic into oil and diesel.

 

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