The Queen is Dead. Elizabeth II dies at 96.

September 9, 2022 7:30 am

Britain is in grief after Queen Elizabeth II‘s death. She was 96 and died peacefully at Balmoral, her Scottish estate. Her entire family was at her side. Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving monarch who reigned in the United Kingdom for over 70 years. The Queen had been sworn to the Throne in 1952. She […]

Teen Battling Brittle Bone Disease makes it to Berklee College of Music

August 30, 2022 5:51 pm

When he was born, his parents couldn’t experience the joy of cuddling their newborn. Aptly named, Sparsh—meaning gentle touch, the newborn suffered from a rare disorder—osteogenesis imperfect—also known as brittle bone disease. He had nearly 35 fractures at the time of birth and spent six months in the hospital right after he was born. Doctors […]

India Day Parade In New York Sets Two Guinness World Records

August 25, 2022 3:00 pm

Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) — among the leading diaspora organisation in the US – has set two Guinness World Records. One, “for the most number of different flags flown simultaneously” and second, “for the largest ensemble of the ancient musical instrument, damru.” The twin feats were accomplished as it celebrated Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, […]

Gujarati Radha Auntie To The Rescue For South Asian Singles

August 13, 2022 9:52 am

For second-generation Indian-American Radha Patel, matchmaking was part by choice and partly in her genes. Her parents hail from Nadiad in Gujarat. A ben at heart, she realised her skills with social networking and presto! The Auntie Network came into being. This tech-driven, dating service caters to South Asian singles and families alike. This online matchmaking […]

Indian Diaspora Condemn Amit Jani’s Appointment To White House

August 12, 2022 12:52 pm

Hindus for Human Rights and Indian American Muslim Council have condemned the appointment of Amit Jani as acting White House liaison to the Department of Homeland Security. Both US-based nonprofit organisations advocate human rights in South Asia and North America. In Joe Biden’s campaign for Presidential elections, Jani was the National Asian American Pacific Islander […]

10-Year-Old Indian American Receives PETA Kids Award

August 12, 2022 11:52 am

Ten-year-old Nirvaan Agarwal has participated in county commissioner meetings to speak out in favour of animals housed at a roadside zoo, volunteered to aid animals in sanctuaries, and taken to the streets to demonstrate against the meat industry. The 2022 All-Star for Animals Contest sponsored by PETA Kids has now awarded him top accolades because […]

Gujarati origin Roopali Desai becomes the First South Asian Judge in the powerful Ninth Circuit, US Court of Appeals

August 12, 2022 10:00 am

In good news for the Indian diaspora, Roopali H Desai, an Indian American litigator has become the first South Asian to be appointed judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The US Senate confirmed the appointment. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the Ninth Circuit is by far the largest of […]

Aarya Walvekar from Virginia, Washington DC is the New Miss India USA

August 12, 2022 9:59 am

Aarya Walvekar, an Indian American teenager from Virginia, has been crowned Miss India USA 2022 at the annual beauty pageant held in New Jersey recently. The 18 year old whose instagram handle is @aaryawalvekar has been on cloud nine. Her instagram is full with her experiences about the contest and ofcourse, a lot of pictures. […]

Domestic Abuse In US Leads Indian-Origin Mandeep Kaur To Suicide

August 7, 2022 9:39 am

A 30-year-old Indian-origin woman committed suicide in Queens, New York, accusing her husband and in-laws of domestic violence. In a heart-breaking video, the woman, identified as Mandeep Kaur, narrated her ordeal and said “they compelled me to die.” Citing years of abuse by her husband “for giving birth only to daughters,” her last message says: […]

Crunchy And Crispy Samosa Takes A Global Ride

July 30, 2022 5:44 pm

It’s no secret that Indian culture earns praise worldwide, but Indian snacks are also no exception. The company of Indian snacks is realised with Indian Masala Chai. Hot crispy fritters or freshly fried samosas are what every Indian craves as soon as it starts to pour. And just like diverse languages, there is diversity in […]

Gujarati Girl Mayushi Bhagat: Missing, Kidnapped Or Vanished Into Thin Air In US?, FBI On The Trail

July 25, 2022 9:58 am

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US government crime investigating agency has published the name of one Indian woman Mayushi Bhagat on it’s official website in the “most wanted” category under the ” missing persons/ kidnappings” subhead. Mayushi or Mausi Bhagat, it is learnt, is an Indian student from Vadodara, Gujarat. She graduated from […]

Hasti Modi Makes Gujarat Proud; Wins Diana Award

July 22, 2022 5:00 pm

Young and Spirited, these words perfectly fit Hasti Modi, a 22-year-old girl from Bhavnagar, Gujarat. Hasti Modi, a student of Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), made Gujarat proud. She became the only Gujarati-Indian to receive the Diana Award 2022. Hasti shared her environmentally driven journey with Team VOI. […]

1.6 Lakh Indians Gave Up Citizenship In 2021, Highest Since 2015

July 25, 2022 10:09 am

A total of 1.63 lakh Indians gave up their Indian citizenship last year, the most since 2015, and almost half of them i.e – 78,284 – decided to become US citizens. 1,63,370 Indians surrendered their nationality in 2021. In 2019 and 2020, this figure was 1,44,017 and 85,256, respectively. These Indians gave up their citizenship […]

Indian-American Dr. Nahid Bhadelia Joins White House COVID-19 Response Team

July 18, 2022 10:49 am

Indian American Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an infectious diseases physician, has joined the White House COVID-19 Response Team as a senior policy advisor for global Covid response. Dr. Bhadelia is widely known as an international expert on highly infectious diseases and also emerging diseases. She also founded Boston University’s Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & […]

Eminent Jain Scholar Dr Natubhai Missed On Śruta-Pañcamī

June 25, 2022 5:20 pm

File Pic: Dr Shah explains the Jain essentials to Queen Elizabeth Even though eminent Jain leader based out of the UK, Dr Natubhai Shah ended his mortal journey at 89, earlier this year on March 6, his legacy carries on. On the recently concluded Śruta-pañcamī, the Jain festival celebrating the written scriptures, his learned presence […]

PIO Dr Prabhakar Is Biden’s Choice As Scientific Advisor

June 24, 2022 10:18 am

President Joe Biden has nominated Dr Arati Prabhakar as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and assistant to the President on science and technology — which will propel the Indian-American scientist to a key White House position if the nomination is confirmed. This is the second PIO nomination in a week. […]

Yoga Influencers From the Indian Diaspora Who Have Made It Big

June 21, 2022 12:22 pm

International Yoga Day is being celebrated all over the world. It has been celebrated on 21st June every year since 2015 and this idea was first introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 2014 speech at the United Nations. Let’s look at some of the Yoga influencers from the Indian diaspora who’ve made it […]

Indian-Origin Nairita Is Commissioner Of Historic England

June 18, 2022 5:16 pm

Indian-origin architect and design advocate Nairita Chakraborty has been appointed to the prestigious role of Commissioner of Historic England, the public body championing the country’s historic environment and heritage. Ms. Chakraborty’s appointment was confirmed by the DCMS ministry alongside four others this week. Some of her iconic projects in London include Alexandra Palace, Tottenham High […]

Sarees Drape Royal Ascot Ladies Day

June 17, 2022 1:35 pm

Hundreds of women, mostly doctors and bankers showed up at Britain’s most valued Royal Ascot race meeting, in traditional sarees, Thursday. Interestingly, Royal Ascot has long been associated with sartorial excellence and elegance and the dress code is firmly tied into this belief. The event is considered one of the highlights of the fashion calendar. […]

Indian-Origin Radha Iyengar Is Biden’s Nominee For Pentagon Post

June 17, 2022 1:07 pm

US President Joe Biden nominated Indian-American Radha Iyengar Plumb to a top Pentagon position. Currently serving as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Ms Plumb was, on Wednesday, nominated to the post of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. Prior to her appointment as Chief of Staff, Ms. […]