Category Archive for: ‘Incredible Indians’

Anita Goel

Incredible Indians

NRI doctor among 10 outstanding young Americans Indian American doctor Vikram Sheel Kumar will join the ranks of former US President Bill Clinton, entrepreneur Henry Ford and rock legend Elvis Presley as a recipient of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA)” award. Twenty-nine-year-old Vikram, who is an alumnus of Modern School and the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, …

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Mirza Ghalib - The great Urdu Poet

Mirza Ghalib – The great Urdu Poet

We roll back the years till we see Ghalib as the child of a feudal aristocracy, embodiment of a class, rather than of a class, rather than of a nation, for nationhood had not yet been born in India. We see him happy, while his father and uncle were alive after their death Ghalib became a part of the extended …

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Kalpana Chavala

Incredible Indians

The final rites for Shri Sunil Dutt (world famous actor, political leader, humanitarian, social leader and philanthropist) were conducted at Parmarth Niketan. Sanjay Dutt and his sisters Priya and Namrata came with the entire family to immerse Shri Sunil Dutt’s ashes in the holy water of Mother Ganga. The puja was graced also by the presence of the Honorable Chief …

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Elements of Emerging Success of Indians

Elements of Emerging Success of Indians

India has been posting around 6% growth for a decade. It’s knowl edge proficiency has been known for a little more than that. It has been a democracy for half a century and has cherished family values for millennia. So what’s new that’s causing this new chorus of India praise? In the past six weeks a slew of columnists have …

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Remembering Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Remembering Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Some people are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. With Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan it had only been the first two. This legendary singer was born on 13 October 1948 in Lyallpur (later renamed Faisalabad), Pakistan.Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was one of the greatest Qawwals (Sufi singers) ever been on this earth. One …

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Dilip Barot

Dilip Barot

Building Bridge between Indian and USA Recently, Desh-Videsh sat down with Dilip Barot. A successful businessman, Mr. Barot’s latest venture is an oceanfront resort, and he resides in Palm Beach, FL. He has extensive hands-on experience in development, investment and management of over 7,000 residences over the past 12 years. His success has been published in national and international publications …

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Incredible South Asians

Incredible South Asians

Women defy odds to tell stories of success Discrimination at work places and prejudice on the home front may be common complaints but successful women have a different story to tell. Take risks, evaluate oneself, do not hesitate to brag about yourself, have courage and hope and be ambitious to succeed are some of the helpful hints that women gave …

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NRI Success Stories - Bobby Jindal

Young Indian Politicians

Youths; Politics; Indians-These are three terms that are usually not found together. To be a young Indian in politics, one needs three essential qualities: persistence, fearlessness and a great deal of ambition. The fact that Indians compose the wealthiest minority group in the United States, and yet receive very little political representation is disappointing. This nation needs more minorities in …

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Kiran Ahluwalia

One on One With Kiran Ahluwalia

At an age when most children of her age were in their world of fun and games, nine-year-old Kiran Ahluwalia would accompany her parents for music concerts. Often the only child at these informal ghazal sessions in the basement of Toronto houses, Kiran could not understand the lyrics but loved the music. It was the beginning of an affair that …

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Vidya Chhabria

Incredible Indians

NRI businesswoman in Fortune list again Vidya Chhabria, Chairperson of the $2 billion Jumbo Group, has been featured yet again on Fortune magazine’s ‘Power Top 50’ list. The list is composed of the most powerful businesswomen who have an operating role in profitable businesses outside the US. Nominated from Dubai, Chhabria is ranked 38th on the Fortune list and is …

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