Saturday, October 16, 2021


Astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Matthias Maurer and Kayla Barron. Source: Twitter

Indian-American astronaut part of SpaceX Crew-3 mission

  An Indian-American astronaut is part of NASA-SpaceX's third mission to the International Space Station. "NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission will carry NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom...
Chief Minister M.K Stalin. Source: Twitter

Tamil Nadu CM announces welfare board for Tamil diaspora

  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced a new welfare board for the Tamil people living abroad. The Chief Minister in a statement here...
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Texas doctor sues county for wrongful termination, alleges racial discrimination

  Texas doctor Hasan Gokal made headlines in the US when he was fired from Harris County Public Health (HCPH) in January after being accused...
New York City Hurricane Ida flooding creating havoc on the roads. Source: Twitter

4 Indian-origin people and a Nepalese family die in NYC floods

  Four people of Indian origin and a Nepali family of three have died in New York from the flooding caused by Hurricane Ida that...

41 Keralites stranded in Afghanistan seek immediate evacuation

  As many as 41 Keralites, including women and children, presently in Afghanistan have contacted the Non-Resident Keralite Affairs (Norka) Department and sought help for...
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Indian man to be deported after trying to bribe NZ officer

  27-year-old Gurwinder Singh who offered a NZ police officer $200 to let him off a drink-driving charge will be deported to India. A recently released...
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(UPDATED) Vishal Jood case: concerns raised ahead of court appearance

  Update (12 August): Vishal Jood appeared before Parramatta Local Court on Thursday and entered a not-guilty plea on one of his charges. However, the...
Families being reunited in Canada under the new program initiative

Indians to benefit from Canada’s family reunification program

  A record number of 40,000 immigrant families will be allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents to bring them to Canada in 2021. This means...

Wildlife photographer Aditya Nair captures ‘the essence of Africa’

  23-year-old Aditya Nair’s photo ‘The Murderous Pharaoh’ was highly commended in this year’s Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year competition.   Nair's stunning capture taken on...
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Indian-American winning streak at spelling bee comes to an end

  14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde has become the first African-American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, breaking a 12-year winning streak of Indian-Americans at the...
Sirisha Bandla in astronaut uniform

Sirisha Bandla reaches space on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity 22

As she vaulted into space on board VSS Unity 22 Sunday 11 July,  Sirisha Bandla became only the fourth astronaut of Indian descent. The Virgin...
Joe Biden overturning Donald Trump's student visa proposal

Biden cancels Trump’s proposal to time-limit student visas

  US President Joe Biden's administration has announced it is cancelling a proposal by his predecessor Donald Trump to limit student visas to a four-year...
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Indian Army Memorial to be inaugurated in Italy

  Nearly 77 years after thousands of Indian soldiers made the supreme sacrifice while fighting for the liberation of Italy during the World War II,...

Astronaut Sirisha Bandla: ‘The first Telugu girl to reach for the stars’

  This Sunday July 11, Andhra Pradesh-born Sirisha Bandla will become the fourth Indian-origin astronaut to go to space. I am so incredibly honored to be...
Indian-American chemist Sumita Mitra

Indian-American chemist wins European Inventor Award 2021

  Indian-American chemist Sumita Mitra has won the European Inventor Award 2021, one of Europe's most prestigious innovation prizes, in the "Non-European Patent Office countries"...
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Scottish graveyard in Kolkata reveals the untold stories of colonial women in India

  When I was a child growing up in Kolkata, I would hear stories about the European colonisation of Bengal – the precolonial name of...
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Indian-origin journo wins Pulitzer for exposing China’s detention camps

  Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan has won the US' top journalism award, the Pulitzer Prize, for innovative investigative reports harnessing satellite technology that exposed China's...
Taptejdeep Singh

Indian-origin man among 9 victims of California mass shooting

  An Indian-origin man, who saved at least one person in a California mass shooting, was among the nine people killed by a railway worker...
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Indian American subway operator saves Asian man in hate crime

  A quick thinking Indian-origin subway operator saved an Asian man who was shoved onto the tracks in an apparent hate crime in New York,...
Soumya Santosh, 31, was working as a nurse in Ashkelon.

Kerala woman killed in Israel rocket attack

  Kerala woman Soumya Santosh, 31, was killed in a rocket attack in Ashkelon, Israel, where she was working as a caregiver to an elderly...
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Four Sikhs among victims of FedEx shooting in Indianapolis

  Four Sikhs were among the eight victims of a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on 16 April, according to the Sikh Coalition. "We...
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Shattering glass ceilings: Mitali Modi on working with Kamala Harris

  Emboldened to take action in an era of heightened political polarisation, racial unrest and an uncontainable pandemic, young Indian American Mitali Modi talks here...
Maju Varghese

Indian-American appointed Director of WH Military Office

  US President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Maju Varghese, who was the Chief Operating Officer of his campaign, as his deputy assistant and Director...

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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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...
President Joe Biden

Huge relief for spouses of H1B workers in the US

  "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

  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,...


Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

  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...

  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

  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 death...
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Taapsee Pannu as Rashmi. Source: Twitter

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