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Desi Tweets for July

July 2011
Desi Tweets for July
  • The Indian-American population is over 2.8 million, accounting for 0.9 percent of the U.S. population, according to the 2011 census figures.

  • Before his death in exile at 95, the Padma Vibhushan-winning M.F. Husain—India’s best-known contemporary painter—was dogged by controversy.

  • The mini Indian Diaspora Conclave (Pravasi Bharatiya Divas) in Toronto attracted over 500 delegates from North America and the Caribbean.

  • Known for his virtuosity on the rudra veena, Hindustani musician Asad Ali Khan—who received the Padma Bhushan in 2008—died in India at 74.

  • Other June deaths: Journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was shot by underworld goons; politician Bhajan Lal; Nataraja Ramakrishna, dance exponent.

  • Ron Levy’s Homdoor, a big tandoori oven ideal for vertical grilling in homes and restaurants, has become widely popular for its efficiency.

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