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Director Sanjay Gupta pulls off Casting Coup for Mumbai Saga

Director Sanjay Gupta pulls off Casting Coup for Mumbai Saga

Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who has completed 25 years in the entertainment industry, has announced his next film, Mumbai Saga. A gangster drama, Mumbai Saga is set in the 80s and 90s. The film will trace the journey of the city from Bombay to becoming Mumbai. Not only is Gupta back after a hiatus of two years, he is also back …

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Class of 2019 Valedictorians and salutatorians

Indian Americans in the list of 2019 Valedictorians and salutatorians

Indian American students continue to earn high marks in high school with several on the growing list of Valedictorians/Salutatorians. Here is our Q and A with some local students. Pooja Ghay – Valedictorian School Name: Olympia High School City/State: Windermere, FL GPA: 5.55 College: University of Florida. Parents: Neetu Ghay Sudheer Ghay Academic Awards: Received the Super Scholars Award for …

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Rising Star Season 3 & Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs Winners Announced

Rising Star Season 3 & Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs Winners Announced

Two of the most popular singing reality shows came to an end this month with their grand finale’s revealing the winners. Color TV’s Rising Star Season 3 found its winner in Faridkot Punjab’s Aftab Singh. The trophy of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs was claimed by Sugandha Date. 12-year-old Aftab impressed viewers with his melodious performance over three …

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The World goes Yogamay on International Yoga Day's 5th Anniversary

The World goes Yogamay on International Yoga Day’s 5th Anniversary

On yet another June 21, the world has again observed the power of Yoga! The 5th annual International Yoga Day was celebrated with even more people worldwide. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as World Yoga Day on December 11, 2014.  June 21st marks the birthday of India’s most decorated Maharishi, Patanjali. …

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Virat Kohli’s Record 11,000 runs in ODI Cricket

Virat Kohli’s Record 11,000 runs in ODI Cricket

India’s heartthrob batsman Virat Kohli created history by scoring the fastest 11,000 ODI runs in the cricket world, beating Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of 11,000 runs in 276 innings. Kohli achieved this hit-mark in less than 11 years of his ODI debut, beating Tendulkar’s record of more than 12 years to reach the same. Kohli’s record 11,000 runs came in …

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Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

Nihar Janga, an 8th grader at Canyon Ridge Middle School in Austin, Texas, earned top honors at the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee National Championship. The annual geography contest was held on May 22, 2019, at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The competition saw the best of young talent answering intense questions based on world knowledge and ideas. Nihar …

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2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

Rishik Gandhasri School Name: Chaboya Middle School City/State: San Jose, CA Grade: 7 Age: 13 Accomplishments: Rishik has played 3 different instruments, but his favorite one is the saxophone. He is an active participant in his school band. Sponsering Organization: Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee Bio: My favorite subjects are math, science, reading and STEAM. I love building LEGOs and …

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Gandhi’s Greatest Guru of Nonviolence: His Wife Kasturba

Gandhi’s Greatest Guru of Nonviolence: His Wife Kasturba

By Doug McGetchin, Associate Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University As promised earlier this year, in honor of the 150th birth anniversary of our beloved Father of Nation and my mentor, Mahatma Gandhi ji, we will feature one article about him in every issue. Given this month is the Education issue, it is only fitting we discuss Gandhi’s greatest guru …

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TV Star Vivan Bhathena and Nikhila Palat Blessed with Baby Girl

TV Star Vivan Bhathena and Nikhila Palat Blessed with Baby Girl

TV actor Vivan Bhathena and his wife Nikhila Palat have been blessed with a baby girl. The actor, who made his TV debut with Ekta Kapoor’s Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, took to Instagram to share the happy news. The new parents named their little girl Nivaya, which means sanctuary or guardian. He announced the news Game of Thrones …

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Bigg Boss 13: What We Know About the New Season

Bigg Boss 13: What We Know About the New Season

Bigg Boss is just months away from airing its 13th season and has already started garnering a lot of buzz. One of the most anticipated and controversial reality shows of Indian television, Bigg Boss 13 will once again see Salman Khan return as its host.According to reports, the new season will premiere on September 29, 2019. The last few seasons …

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