Music Concert By India In Nepal To Mark 75 Years Of Diplomatic Ties 

January 21, 2023 3:39 pm

In order to celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties between India and Nepal, the Embassy of India in Kathmandu organised a music concert “Sangeet Sukoon” on Friday featuring performances by the Indian band Carnatic 2.0 and Nepali band Kutumba. The event also marked 75 years of India’s Independence and the 74th Republic Day of India. […]

Cultural Connections With Business Ties Ahead, Prez of Suriname in Gujarat

January 12, 2023 9:59 pm

On the sidelines of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, President of the Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi visited Ahmedabad Gujarat for a “Business Session”. Along with the President, other Suriname delegation and Minister of State for Railways and textiles , Darshana Jardosh was also present in the event. Talking to Vibes Of India, Minister of […]

UNESCO Identifies Baguette As ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

December 2, 2022 3:17 pm

It is more French than, perhaps, the Eiffel Tower or the Seine. It is the baguette, the bread that became an essential part of French identity. On Wednesday, UNESCO, the United Nations heritage agency, added it to its exalted “intangible cultural heritage” list. UNESCO’s choice came as boulangeries in rural areas are vanishing, hammered by […]

Scenic Switzerland In Seven Days

November 30, 2022 11:20 am

With the breathtaking Alps, numerous lakes,  culture, and traditional Swiss villages, Switzerland is like a living postcard. It’s so incredibly beautiful with its iconic trains passing through the mountains that it almost doesn’t seem real. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Switzerland is not a very big country but it […]

Why Is The Sun Smiling?

November 2, 2022 12:21 pm

We all know the smiley image created by American commercial artist Harvey Ross Ball. Who would have thought that someday our solar system’s brightest star would resemble Ball’s iconic image? Recently, NASA tweeted an image of the sun resembling a smiley icon. The image, captured by the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows dark patches on […]

Purdue Student Confesses to Killing His Roommate, Apologizes, Says He Was Blackmailed

October 13, 2022 12:55 pm

In the murder of a 20-year-old Indian-origin student named Varun Manish Chheda, studying at Purdue University, his Korean roommate has confessed to murdering him, apologizing for the crime and claiming he was blackmailed. Ji Min Sha, 22, a junior studying cybersecurity at the University in West Lafayette called 911 at 12:44 a.m. on Wednesday to […]

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 & […]