IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DESI WORLD

  • A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: Saraswati

    A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: Saraswati January 2014 - No, we’re not referring here to another Indian-American achiever. So, then, why did the goddess of knowledge and the arts draw media attention?

  • A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: SATYAMEV JAYATE

    A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: SATYAMEV JAYATE January 2014 - Translation: Truth Alone Prevails. This popular TV talk show, created and hosted by film star Aamir Khan, was a hit in India for the pioneering way it highlighted social problems.

  • A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: SIEMENS

    A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: SIEMENS January 2014 - Yes, it’s the name of a huge multinational company. Perhaps just as important, from an Indian-American perspective, the word stands for a prestigious national math, science and technology competition that attracts hordes of high school students every year.

  • A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: SKY MIRROR

    A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: SKY MIRROR January 2014 - Remember the Bean? Formally known as the Cloud Gate, Anish Kapoor’s mirror-like sculpture reflecting the city skyline is a fixture in Chicago’s Millennium Park, drawing swarms of visitors.

  • A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: UNTITLED

    A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: UNTITLED January 2014 - It’s the name (or non-name) of the abstract work that fetched a record $3.8 million at Christie’s first art auction in India.

  • A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: ZAMBHALA

    A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: ZAMBHALA January 2014 - It’s the name of India’s first yoga, music, and life spirit festival.

  • IN MEMORIAM 2013

    IN MEMORIAM 2013 December 2013 - As the year winds down, the holidays allow us to hit pause to relax, reflect, and remember. We offer an appreciation of some individuals who died in the first eleven months of 2013.

  • Visas Easier for Visitors

    Visas Easier for Visitors November 2013 - India wants to be more tourist-friendly, so it is expanding its service of VoA (visa-on-arrival). Remember, the visa application must be filled out online before the journey.

  • YOUNG INNOVATOR

    YOUNG INNOVATOR November 2013 - Kavita Shukla's FreshPaper helps food last twice to four times longer. Decreasing spoilage decreases energy waste and carbon dioxide emissions—a major help for feeding the world.

  • Player and Playwright

    Player and Playwright November 2013 - Vijay Iyer (musician) and Rajiv Joseph (writer) are collecting honors. Iyer: "the world was going to let me be an artist." Joseph: "I have my white American family and I have my Indian family."

 

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