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South Asians for Biden rally behind Neera Tanden for top cabinet post

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  While President Joe Biden has doubled down on the controversial nomination of Neera Tanden to a top cabinet post, activists are mobilising for and...
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Biden cancels nomination of Indian American as judge

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  US President Joe Biden has cancelled the nomination of Vijay Shanker to be a judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in...
Bhavya lal appointed as NASA's acting cheif of staff

NASA appoints Bhavya Lal as acting Chief of Staff

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  NASA has named Indian American Bhavya Lal, who oversaw the agency's transition under the administration of US President Joe Biden, as the space agency's...

8-yr-old boy in Johns Hopkins ‘brightest students in the world’ list

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  8-year-old Advay Misra, an Indian American student in New York, has been named among 1,400 of the "brightest students in the world" by the...
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Indian-origin PED takes doctor hostage in fatal standoff

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  An Indian-origin paediatrician (PED) suffering from terminal cancer took another doctor hostage and after several hours of a stand-off with the police, killed the...
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Huge relief for spouses of H1B workers in the US

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  "Withdrawn". A single word on a thick bureaucratic file on the seventh day of the Biden administration delivered a huge win for spouses of...

Khalsa Aid nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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  Khalsa Aid, a non-for-profit based in the United Kingdom has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for its humanitarian efforts. Canadian MP Tim Uppal,...
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Kamala Harris breaks glass ceiling after three women failed

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  Three women tried unsuccessfully to break the glass ceiling to reach the top positions of the US, one as president and two as vice...
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Trump who? Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Inauguration Day highlights

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  In the span of about 120 minutes, between the hours of 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday, the rituals of Joe Biden and...
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India has world’s largest diaspora: UN

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  India has the world's largest diaspora with about 18 million people born there now living abroad, according to John Wilmoth, the director of UN's...
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Biden to name civil rights activist Vanita Gupta as Associate AG

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  President-elect Joe Biden is planning to name civil rights activist Vanita Gupta to be the associate attorney general, according to several media reports quoting...
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Niraj Antani becomes first Indian-American State Senator in Ohio

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  Indian-American Republican Niraj Antani, who was elected to the Ohio state Senate from the 6th District, has been sworn in as Senator. Antani, who served...
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NBA ‘superfan’ turns down global award to show support for Indian farmers

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  Nav Bhatia, the official 'Superfan' of the Toronto Raptors, has turned down the Global Indian Award a day after accepting it. The Canada-India Foundation...
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Aisha Shah named for senior White House digital strategy job

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  US President-elect Joe Biden has named Aisha Shah, a former staffer in his campaign, as the partnerships manager for his White House Office of...
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Gautam Raghavan, Vinay Reddy join Biden’s team

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  US president elect Joe Biden has appointed two more Indian Americans to his team: Gautam Raghavan is coming in as Deputy Director in the...
Vedanta Patel appointed by Joe Biden (us president elect).

Indian American appointed Biden’s asst. press secretary

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  US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Vedant Patel, a former communications aide to House of Representatives member Pramila Jayapal, as his assistant press secretary. His...

Indian-origin scientist discovers new way to filter fake news

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  Using machine learning (ML), a team of US researchers led by Indian-American computer scientist Anshumali Shrivastava at Rice University has discovered an efficient way...
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‘Grandson of poor farmer’: Vivek Murthy re-introduces himself to America

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  Vivek Murthy, Indian American nominee for US Surgeon General and "grandson of a poor farmer in India" struck notes of gratitude and an empathetic...
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US House of Reps. passes bill to promote Gandhi legacy

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  The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to establish several educational programmes and a foundation to promote the legacies of Mahatma...
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US teen Gitanjali Rao is TIME’s first ever ‘Kid of the Year’

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  TIME magazine has put an Indian American teen scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao on its first ever 'Kid of the Year' cover. The fifteen-year-old was...
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Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada’s Concordia University

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To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a...
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Maju Varghese: The fifth Indian-origin staffer on Biden-Harris team

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  US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have appointed Indian-American Maju Varghese, who steered their campaign, to be the executive director of...
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Neera Tanden is Biden’s pick to head budget office

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  US President elect Joe Biden has picked Indian-American Neera Tanden, a controversial close confidante of the Clintons, to head the powerful White House Office...
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Biden appoints Mala Adiga as Policy Director for next First Lady

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  Joe Biden, who will become the United States' President in January, has appointed Indian-American Mala Adiga to be the Policy Director for the next...

And a very happy Diwali to you too, Australia Post

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  ‘Tis the holiday season - time to spread the cheer. Around this festive time, Indian Link sends hundreds of Diwali cards via Australia Post...

All your Diwali needs, at Woollies

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  Diwali preparations are now made easier and more convenient with special South Asian products available in selected Woolworths stores across the country. Diwali occupies an...
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5 popular board games that originated in India

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  When you force your kids to ditch the Playstation/Xbox and play a simple game of Snakes and Ladders or Ludo, are you aware that...

21 Indian Americans collected over $100k each for Biden

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  At least 21 people of Indian descent figure on the list of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's list of elite contribution-collectors pitching in more...

All 4 Indian Americans re-elected to House of Reps

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  All four Indian American members of the House of Representatives who are fondly called the "Samosa Caucus" will get to have 'chai' in Congress...

What You Should Know About Australia’s National Flower: Golden Wattle

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For all those who have given the citizenship test, this was an easy one! Golden Wattle is the floral emblem of Australia. The first day...

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

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A tinnitus update on World Hearing Day

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  World Hearing Day is celebrated on 3 March to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness along with promoting ear care. I spoke to...
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Book Review: ‘Ritu Weds Chandni’ by Ameya Narvankar

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  "But what is wrong with that? Why shouldn't she marry Chandni didi?," asks Ayesha, the young protagonist in Ameya Narvankar's Ritu weds Chandni. The innocent...
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IND v ENG: A historic Test… for all the wrong reasons

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  The only bigger joke than the wicket prepared for the 3rd cricket Test between England and India at Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium, was the renaming...