NRI NEWS

  • Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award Samman Award 2011

    Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award Samman Award 2011 – Lovejeet Alexander

    Honoring the Indian diaspora with the title – Knowledge Diaspora of the world, President Pratibha Patil conferred fourteen individuals and an organization with India’s highest award for overseas Indians. India’s annual convention aimed at connecting with its 27 million strong diaspora, spread in over 150 …

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  • Sixth AACSA Convention

    Sixth AACSA Convention

    A precursor to this year’s holiday season, Tampa residents witnessed a day and night to remember as the Sixth Annual National Convention of the Asian American Convenience Store Owners Association (AACSA) held its Exhibition and Trade Expo and Gala Awards Banquet. The day events were marked …

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  • The Asian American Store Owners Association

    The Asian American Store Owners Association

    The Asian American Store Owners Association (AASOA) is quickly growing. Founded in 2009 by Kantilal Bhalani, over 900 store owners throughout Florida have become members establishing a strong voice for the region. Membership is free and benefits include discounted prices, exposure to new services and …

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  • Indian Women Making History

    Indian Women Making History – Shilpi Shukla and Ruchi Gupta

      Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” – Clare Boothe Luce “The widespread nature of aspiration among …

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  • Netagirl in America

    Netagirl in America

    ~ By Lovejeet Alexander ~ So goes a popular saying. In the Indo-American community, which is blessed with political gyan and rational aptitude, political ambitions are bound to sprout. After successfully capturing crucial administrative seats in the White House, Indo-Americans now set their targets higher. …

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  • NRI FOCUS - Dr. Zachariah

    NRI FOCUS

    Born in Trivandrum, Kerala, Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah has become a successful member of the South Asian community in South Florida. Upon moving to the United States in 1972, Dr. Zachariah entered into a residency program at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, …

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  • Indians in US Politics

    Indians in US Politics

    Traditionally, it is believed that Indians are very good at politics, whether it is within the confines of their homes, or in their locality or community, or in the greater spheres of state or national politics. That may be why, often when things do not …

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  • Democracies Unite

    Democracies Unite

    During a week when Americans gave thanks, President Obama hosted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for an official state visit, the highlight of which was the administration’s first state dinner. Prime Minister Singh and a delegation of government officials and business leaders arrived in Washington …

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  • Indians Shining In The US

    Indians Shining In The US

    The political community in India did not accept the  message of “India Shining” a few years ago, but in  the  United States at this moment it is indeed “India  Shining” in its fullest aura. Recently, Indians have  been  at the forefront in the US and …

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  • NRI Success Stories - Bobby Jindal

    NRI Success Stories

    Bobby Jindal The political history of the United States has seen many iconic figures make an indelible mark in the minds of the people through their work and identity. The list includes several first generation and second-generation immigrants, who came from foreign shores and made …

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  • India Inc. on Global Acquisition Sprees

    India Inc. on Global Acquisition Sprees

    The history of India is filled with instances about how foreign traders came to this land in search of prosperity and turned hay into gold. Indian shores saw the footprints of the Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, and Chinese traders, though it was ultimately the British …

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  • India: Best Vacation Spots for NRIs

    India: Best Vacation Spots for NRIs

    Planning your annual vacation? Wondering if it’s going to be the same old routine of going to India to meet family and old friends and acquaintances, with the kids bored to death doing the same things every year? Well how about combining a family gathering …

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  • John McCain

    John McCain

    I first met John McCain in 1999 when I was a graduate student. He was coming to speak on my campus and I was selected to pick him up at Logan Airport. On the 45-minute ride to Harvard Square, we talked about many issues of …

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  • The Change We Need

    The Change We Need

    As November approaches, the South Asian American community faces a critical choice in the presidential election. As we reflect on the past eight years and look ahead to the future, the choices could not be clearer. On one hand, we have John McCain, a candidate …

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  • Gandhi Maharaj

    National Gandhi Day of Service

    National Gandhi Day of Service is an annual event that brings together college students of all different backgrounds to provide service to their community in the name of Mahatma Gandhi ‘s values of compassion and equality. The event was first held at the University of …

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  • Indian Art & Artists

    Indian Art & Artists

    As I dig into my earliest memories, it is difficult for me to think about the days of Navratri (nine days of worship and dance) without associating it with garba and raas. Garbas show up in weddings too. It has grown in popularity beyond the …

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  • Golden India in The Olympics: The Wait is Finally Over

    Golden India in The Olympics : The Wait is Finally Over

    The wait for an inordinately long 112 years is finally over. The prayers of many Indians have finally been answered. The dream of a sports-crazed nation deprived of any glorious success is ultimately cherished. Yes, the once thought to be impossible has finally taken place. …

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  • Garba Going Global

    Garba Going Global

    Famous garba song writer Avinash Vyas, famous garba singer Diwaliben Bhil, and other garba-raas lovers will have mixed feelings if they see young kids in the United States playing garba. Most of them will be pleased because these kids are keeping the flame of their …

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  • Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007

    Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007

    In a country as big and as populous as India, the citizens exhibit a multitude of talents in the arena of performing arts. However, it is always challenging to identify talent and bring it to the forefront. Whether in sports, arts and culture, or music, …

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  • Resurgence of the INDIAN PHOENIX!

    Resurgence of the INDIAN PHOENIX!

    One could easily recall the criticism, ignorance, and ha tred the team faced after the World Cup debacle. The players began to lose contracts and endorsements, and so was the game in India, which was regarded as another religion. Even the parent body BCCI took …

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