Insults, Isolation, Broken Friendships: Dalit Students Open Up on Caste Discrimination in US

January 31, 2022 9:40 pm

“Saale chamaro tumhari kismat bahut tez hai, tum America pahunch gaye. Translated, this means, ‘you chamars – a slur used by ‘upper’ caste members – you’re in luck to have made it to America.’ The casual, casteist insult was one of many Neha Singh grew accustomed to on campus, as a student at California State University a decade […]

Canada Born Sushma Dwivedi Becomes First Hindu Female Priest In America

December 15, 2021 9:25 am

In a first, Canadian born Sushma Dwivedi of Indian descent has become the first American woman priest to perform Hindu religious rites and wedding ceremonies. Until now, only male priests have performed such rituals in America. When Dwivedi decided that she is willing to perform the wedding ceremony and other rituals, she had to seek […]

US remains top destination for students; Indians comprise 20 per cent: Open Doors Report

November 17, 2021 8:17 pm

The Open Doors Report, 2021 states that the United States remains a top destination for international students, welcoming over 9,14,000 of them from over 200 places of origin. Indian students comprised nearly 20 per cent of this number, with 167,582 students in the 2020-2021 academic year.  The US remained open and welcoming to international students throughout the global […]

Spouses Of H-1B, L-1 Visa Holders To Get Automatic Work Permits In Us

November 13, 2021 12:25 pm

In simplifying the employment process for the immigrants, the Joe Biden administration has allowed providing automatic work permits to the spouses of the H-1B visa holders. The move makes the employment process simpler especially for Indian-American women as a large chunk of H1-B visa holders are Indian IT professionals. A US court directed the US […]

Biden Urged To Waive Sanctions Against India Over Russian Deal

October 27, 2021 8:39 pm

India purchased Russia’s S-400 air defence system’s first deployment is on its way which might call for sanctions against India under US Law. Two US senators, Cornyn and Warner, have urged President Joe Biden to waive sanctions against India saying such a measure might endanger growing cooperation between the two nations. In 2018, India signed […]

Abandoned As Baby, Ranna Is On Her Way To US To Start New Life As Ally Ruth

October 9, 2021 6:27 am

On Friday morning, at Jamnagar’s Kasturba Stri Vikas Gruh a five-year-old child’s life changed forever. Abandoned as a baby, Ranna was adopted by a couple from the US. The child wore traditional clothes to also mark the auspicious celebration of Navratri and beamed happily throughout the day. The couple, Dustin and Tory, have decided to […]

Indian origin Dr Jasbir Ahluwalia conducts 67 abortions day before Texas law takes over

September 28, 2021 5:37 pm

On August 31, in Texas, before 666 new laws were implemented, Dr Jasbir Ahluwalia, 83, started his race against time. The one law that made abortion very difficult for the women living in the Lone Star state. At a critical time, Dr Ahluwalia who completed his medical studies from Baroda conducted 67 abortions at his […]