United States

Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum, County Executive Laura Curran and Indian-American Community Leaders Celebrate Anniversary of Indian Independence at Flag-Raising Ceremony

MINEOLA, N.Y.(TIP):  Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D – Great Neck), County Executive Laura Curran and Indian-American community leaders celebrated the anniversary of India’s independence during a flag-raising ceremony in the County Executive’s Ceremonial […]

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Ambitious International Centre for Sikh Studies set to open in New Delhi early next year

NEW YORK CITY(TIP):  With a view to reaching out to the world the message of the Sikh Gurus, an ambitious international center being built in the heart of New Delhi, the Indian capital, aims to […]

United States

VinnyFAMS Makes A Comeback

To quote the great basketball player Michael Jordan, “I’m back.” Avid video game player and former #1 World Ranked player of the famous Call of Duty video game franchise, Vincent Famularo, has recently made his […]

United States

Guinness World Record: World’s Largest Tennis Ball Logo

Ashok Parulekar NEW YORK(TIP): Ashrita Furman holder of the most Guinness Records at the same time (currently over 200) and a team of friends created the world’s largest tennis ball logo within 7 days. The […]

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Indians abroad celebrate Independence

India Day Parade in New York City draws thousands NEW YORK(TIP): August, named after Augustus Caesar in 8 BC brings every year on the 15thof the month ripples of joy to Indians in India and […]

United States

Cinema “The First Responder”

Rajan Gangahar packs his film on PTSD with emotion and drama A film on the life and experiences of EMS workers is shot in and around New York Essentially a loner and a voracious reader, […]

United States

India’s “KATHAK” dance reigns in Queens, New York

FLUSHING (TIP): “Fantastic, incredible, dynamic, outstanding, awesome, record-breaking, actually just beyond words.”  The applaud of the standing ovation grew louder and louder each time these words were uttered by the Master of Ceremony Mr. Harbachan […]

United States

Jaahnavi Sanskrit camp set to begin in Jersey; 250 to attend

NEW YORK(TIP): Registration for the Jaahnavi Residential Camp ended earlier this week and the three-day event is ready to take off, according one of the organizers. “We have 250 registrants this year,” said Suresh Shanmughom, […]

United States

Minorities in Pakistan cry for justice: SAMAF to highlight Pakistani atrocities on Minorities in Pakistan at the Hill on Sept. 5

WASHINGTON(TIP): South Asia Minorities Alliance Foundation (SAMAF) is hosting ‘ Day on The Hill ‘ at Capitol Hill on September 5. Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, members of think tanks and […]

United States

Asian-American Students Suing Harvard over Admissions Win Justice Dept. Support

“Harvard has failed to show that it does not unlawfully discriminate against Asian-Americans,” the Justice Department said. WASHINGTON(TIP): The Justice Department lent its support on Thursday, August 30, to students who are suing Harvard University […]

United States

Foundation Stone-laying ceremony of the New Haridham Mandir in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL(TIP): Temple is a divine and majestic place of pilgrimage, where life unites with ‘Jagadish’ – the divine ruler of this world. It is a place, where devotees unify with their daitee, where soul […]

Featured

OPPORTUNITY FOR USA AND INDIA TO BECOME CLOSE ALLIES

“A true strategic partnership offers tremendous benefits to both nations.  India gains an opportunity to become a real global power, and the US gains a mammoth regional ally and counterweight to China, with the potential […]

Featured

The demonetization debacle: Collateral damage needs immediate redress

The Modi government’s biggest policy decision to flush out black money has officially turned out to be a colossal failure. In November 2016, the government had taken the entire nation by surprise when it scrapped […]

Featured

Pride and foreign aid

By Happymon Jacob “Whichever way one plays it, New Delhi’s unwillingness to accept foreign aid reflects poor judgment, is bad optics, and goes against the spirit of cooperative federalism. Moreover, this decision, when read with […]

United States

Anupam Kher Enlivens Janmashtami Celebrations in Houston

Manu Shah HOUSTON(TIP): Bollywood actor Anupam Kher treated Houstonians to the entire array of his onscreen avatars – serious, comic, patriotic, profound, candid, strong  and yet vulnerable in his address at the  28thJanmashtami celebrations held […]

World

Pakistan regurgitating failed approach on Kashmir, says India in the United Nations

UNITED NATIONS(TIP): Pakistan’s new government must not indulge in “polemics” but work to build a South Asian region free of terror and violence, India said after Pakistan raked up the Kashmir issue at the United […]

India

Rs 100-cr scam stings Haryana

7 Gurugram ETOs charge sheeted for bogus tax refunds GURUGRAM, HARYANA, INDIA(TIP): Seven Excise and Taxation Officers (ETOs) posted in Gurugram helped nine firms siphon off funds worth over Rs 100 crore from the state […]

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‘Real hero’: Crowds brave Arizona heat to honor John McCain

PHOENIX, AZ(TIP): Hundreds of people paid their respects to US Senator John McCain on Wednesday, standing for hours in the broiling Arizona sun before filing past the flag-draped casket that his tearful wife, Cindy, lovingly […]

Indian Americans

Indian American Democrats win congressional primaries unopposed

NEW YORK(TIP): Indian Americans appear to be doing well in politics. In the latest political bouts, Hiral Tipirneni and Sanjay Patel ran and won unopposed on August 28 Democratic primaries in Arizona and Florida. On […]

Indian Americans

Indian-Origin DBS Employee Loses Job over Posting Image of Torn Singapore Flag

SINGAPORE (TIP): Indian-origin Avijit Das Patnaik, employee of Singapore’s DBS Bank, has lost his job after he posted on Facebook an image of the country’s torn flag to reveal the Indian flag underneath on the […]

Indian Americans

Indian-Origin Pathologist Accused of Bungling Post-Mortem Reports in UK

LONDON(TIP): Indian-origin pathologist, Khalid Ahmed, has been accused of mis handling some post-mortems at a UK hospital and is under police investigation to establish if any criminal charges need to be brought against him. Ahmed, […]

Indian Americans

Indian-Origin Man in UK to be Deported to India to Finish Jail Term for Wife’s Murder

LONDON(TIP): An Indian-origin man serving a jail term in a UK jail for killing his wife over eight years ago is to be deported to India to serve the remainder of his murder sentence in […]

Indian Americans

Indian-Origin Satya Tripathi becomes Assistant Secretary-General of UN Environment Body

UNITED NATIONS(TIP): Indian-origin UN official Satya S Tripathi joined the long list of Indians with the United Nations. He has been appointed as Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United […]

Indian Americans

Indian American members of Congress running for re-election

WASHINGTON(TIP): Never before has there been such a crop of Indian Americans in politics in the US. The Indian American community has come of age in respect of their involvement in politics. Four Indian American […]