Search on for missing Indian-American scientist

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 17, 2019: The Sacramento community is rallying around the family of an Indian-American scientist who went missing on June 10. Vijay Kumar, 57, was last known to be at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, wearing a blue plaid collar shirt and … Read moreSearch on for missing Indian-American scientist

Georgia resident sues USCIS for unlawful delay in H-4 EAD processing

This post was originally published on this siteBY VEENA RAO Atlanta, GA, June 17, 2019: A lawsuit filed recently in the district court of Washington DC on behalf of a Cumming, GA resident and three other Indian women alleges the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has slowed down the processing of  H-4 and H-4 … Read moreGeorgia resident sues USCIS for unlawful delay in H-4 EAD processing

Cops arrest woman who accused actor Karan Oberoi of rape

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, June 17 (IANS) In a sudden turn of events, the Mumbai Police on Monday arrested a woman who had lodged a false case of rape against television actor-singer Karan Oberoi, an official said. Oberoi, who was arrested on May 6 for allegedly raping and blackmailing the woman, was … Read moreCops arrest woman who accused actor Karan Oberoi of rape

Ranveer Singh makes his commentary debut in World Cup

This post was originally published on this siteLondon, June 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh made his commentary debut with Star Sports alongside cricket stars Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Ranveer, known for his passion for cricket, entertained fans with a segment where he interacted with cricket stars such as … Read moreRanveer Singh makes his commentary debut in World Cup

India hits back with retaliatory tariffs on US goods

This post was originally published on this siteNew Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Hitting back at the Trump administration for withdrawing trade privileges for certain Indian goods, the Indian government on Saturday raised custom duty on various items, including walnut and apples, exported from the US. In a late evening notification, the Union Finance Ministry said the … Read moreIndia hits back with retaliatory tariffs on US goods

Four members of Indian-American family found dead inside their home

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 16, 2019: Four members of an Indian-American family were found dead inside their home, apparently of gunshot wounds. Chandrasekhar Sunkara 44, Lavanya Sunkara 41, and children aged 15 and 10 were pronounced dead at the scene. Police say other family members, … Read moreFour members of Indian-American family found dead inside their home

Netflix movie ‘Leila’: Terrifying yet mesmerizing vision of future

This post was originally published on this siteBY SUBHASH K. JHA Film: “Leila” on Netflix; Cast: Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Rahul Khanna, Seema Biswas and Arif Zakaria; Directors: Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar; Rating: **** In the beginning there is the swimming pool. A splashy symbol of the upper crust’s affluence that is rapidly … Read moreNetflix movie ‘Leila’: Terrifying yet mesmerizing vision of future

Discovery of 7-year-old girl’s body in Arizona sheds light on illegal Indian immigration

This post was originally published on this siteNew York, June 15 (IANS) The discovery of the body of a seven-year-old Indian girl in a treacherous desert area in the state of Arizona has put the spotlight on rising illegal immigrants from India trying to cross into the US through Mexico. The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) … Read moreDiscovery of 7-year-old girl’s body in Arizona sheds light on illegal Indian immigration

Body of 7-year-old Indian girl found in Arizona desert

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, June 14 (IANS) The body of a 7-year-old Indian girl was found in a remote desert area in the US state of Arizona earlier this week, according to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). According to authorities, the unidentified girl “was trying to cross into the US with … Read moreBody of 7-year-old Indian girl found in Arizona desert

Former healthcare executive pleads guilty to bribing state senator

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 14, 2019: A former executive of Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court recently to his role in a conspiracy to bribe an Arkansas state senator to influence public policy for the benefit of the charity and its executives. … Read moreFormer healthcare executive pleads guilty to bribing state senator

Google CEO Pichai backs Kohli & boys to win World Cup

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, June 13 (IANS) Sundar Pichai, Googles Indian-American CEO, feels India and England will lock horns in the final of the ongoing World Cup and said he is ‘rooting’ for Virat Kohli and Co. to lift the trophy. US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said that the World … Read moreGoogle CEO Pichai backs Kohli & boys to win World Cup

#MeToo: Mumbai Police close Tanushree’s case against Nana Patekar

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, June 13 (IANS) In a significant development, the Mumbai Police have filed a closure report in the alleged #MeToo sexual harassment case lodged by actress Tanushree Dutta against actor Nana Patekar, a top official said here on Thursday. “Yes, we have filed a B-Summary Report before the court,” … Read more#MeToo: Mumbai Police close Tanushree’s case against Nana Patekar

2 Indian research teams win Amazon Web Services cloud grants

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, June 12 (IANS) Two teams from India made it to 21 winning projects that will be awarded $1.5 million worth of cloud services, grants and technical support through the Earth Observation Cloud Credits Program, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced. The Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE) … Read more2 Indian research teams win Amazon Web Services cloud grants

WATCH: Indian-American motorist is target of racist rant

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 11, 2019: An Indian-American driver was at the receiving end of a racist rant by a Caucasian male in Auburn Washington on May 24. Sahil Saini, a resident of Kent, WA, posted the cellphone video on Twitter. The clip shows a … Read moreWATCH: Indian-American motorist is target of racist rant

Trump again takes aim at India’s tariffs on Harley Davidson mobikes

This post was originally published on this siteNew York, June 11 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has again taken aim at India’s tariffs on Harley Davidson motorcycles ahead of his meeting with his “very good friend” Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asserted that they were working on reducing them. The 50 per cent duty on Harley … Read moreTrump again takes aim at India’s tariffs on Harley Davidson mobikes

Indian-American man arrested for triggering mass stampede at DC pride parade

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 11, 2019: An Indian-American man was arrested for drawing a BB gun on another person, causing widespread panic at a pride parade in Washington DC yesterday. According to the police, 38-year-old Aftabjit Singh drew the BB gun on another person because … Read moreIndian-American man arrested for triggering mass stampede at DC pride parade

Shark Tank’s Rohan Oza: US is the greatest country to be an entrepreneur in

This post was originally published on this siteLos Angeles, June 9 (IANS) “Shark Tank” star and businessman-investor Rohan Oza says the US is the greatest country in the world to be an entrepreneur in. “In my opinion, America is the greatest country in the world to be an entrepreneur,” Rohan said in a statement.  “And what … Read moreShark Tank’s Rohan Oza: US is the greatest country to be an entrepreneur in

Jnanpith winner, multi-lingual actor Girish Karnad passes away

This post was originally published on this siteBengaluru, June 10 (IANS) Girish Karnad, a Jnanpith winner, multi-lingual scholar, master playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and a colossus in India’s cultural landscape, passed away at his residence here on Monday, an official said. He was 81. “Karnad died at his home at around 8.30 a.m. due to age-related … Read moreJnanpith winner, multi-lingual actor Girish Karnad passes away

Beach trip turns tragic for NC family; father, young daughter killed in crash

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 9, 2019: A road trip to Myrtle Beach turned tragic for a North Carolina family, when the car in which they were traveling was hit by a tanker truck and burst into flames in Columbus County on Thursday. The Ford Focus … Read moreBeach trip turns tragic for NC family; father, young daughter killed in crash

WATCH: Bir Khalsa group’s daring act wows ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges

This post was originally published on this siteChandigarh, June 9 (IANS) The seven feet and six inches tall Punjab Policeman, Jagdeep Singh, and other members of the Bir Khalsa Group left the audience in awe with their daring and dazzling acts at the “America’s Got Talent” show this week. Jagdeep is the tallest policeman in the … Read moreWATCH: Bir Khalsa group’s daring act wows ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges

Indian-American activist who yelled at Jeff Bezos arrested

This post was originally published on this siteLas Vegas, June 8 (IANS) Indian-American activist Priya Sawhney, who interrupted Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ on-stage talk, was arrested on trespassing and burglary charges. Sawhney, 30, rushed on stage during Amazon’s “re:MARS” event here on Thursday and asked Bezos to do something about “chicken farms”. “You are … Read moreIndian-American activist who yelled at Jeff Bezos arrested

Wipro’s Premji to retire on July 30, son Rishad to succeed

This post was originally published on this siteBengaluru, June 6 (IANS) Signalling an end of an era, Indian IT industry czar and Wipro Founder Chairman and Managing Director Azim H. Premji, 73, will retire on July 30. His son and the company’s Chief Strategy Officer Rishad Premji will succeed him on July 31 as the Executive … Read moreWipro’s Premji to retire on July 30, son Rishad to succeed

Author Judith Teitelman: ‘I have been particularly drawn to Ganesha’

This post was originally published on this siteBY VEENA RAO Guesthouse for Ganesha She Writes Press Released on May 7, 2019 Fiction – 256 pages Judith Teitelman is the author of the newly released novel, ‘Guesthouse for Ganesha’, a riveting story of lost love, survival and spiritual awakening. In 1923, Esther Grünspan, a seventeen-year-old Jewish girl, … Read moreAuthor Judith Teitelman: ‘I have been particularly drawn to Ganesha’

Indian CEO of crypto firm charged in $66 million accounting fraud scheme

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 7, 2019: The Indian CEO of a commodities trading company has been indicted for allegedly orchestrating an accounting scheme to defraud investors and others by recognizing more than $66 million in fake revenue in the company’s public filings. Venkata Meenavalli, 49, … Read moreIndian CEO of crypto firm charged in $66 million accounting fraud scheme

Free courses for high school students interested in STEM

This post was originally published on this siteBY KRISTEN MOON* For the ambitious student, taking online classes is an excellent way to expand your knowledge, advance your education, and help your application stand out from a crowded field. Some high schools, faced with budget cuts and overfilled classrooms, have had to cut out intensive courses. … Read moreFree courses for high school students interested in STEM

Karadi Tales’ Farmer Falgu series: Engaging read for young minds

This post was originally published on this siteBY JYOTHSNA HEGDE WHOOOSH!…..WHOOOSH….WHOOOSH!  Chitra Sounder’s narrative about a kite being carried away by the wind, delightfully complimented by Kanika Nair’s striking illustrations, make Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying quite an engaging read for young minds. The story is set in rural India, with Falgu, a farmer and … Read moreKaradi Tales’ Farmer Falgu series: Engaging read for young minds

Sadhguru to lead spiritual discourse during AAPI’s 37th annual convention in Atlanta

This post was originally published on this siteBY AJAY GHOSH Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: Understanding the inherent humanity that unites all nations, religions and cultures, Sadhguru is recognized for his pioneering efforts to nurture global harmony, Dr. Naresh Parikh, President of American association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), said today, while announcing spiritual … Read moreSadhguru to lead spiritual discourse during AAPI’s 37th annual convention in Atlanta

39 Million and Counting…Amma, Humanitarian and Spiritual Leader to Visit Atlanta in June 2019

This post was originally published on this siteThrough her extraordinary acts of love and self-sacrifice, Mata Amritanandamayi, or ‘Amma’ as she is more commonly known, has endeared herself to millions around the world. Tenderly embracing everyone who comes to her, holding them in her loving embrace, Amma shares her boundless love with all — regardless … Read more39 Million and Counting…Amma, Humanitarian and Spiritual Leader to Visit Atlanta in June 2019

“We got the best CEO”: Atlanta Indian-Americans celebrate Modi victory

This post was originally published on this siteBY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Vinod Sharma, SFA Productions Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: “Modi ji ek vicharadhara hain, (Modi ji is an ideology, trend of thought). He is a movement,” stated Dr. Vasudev Patel, organizing secretary of the Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) at the BJP victory celebrations … Read more“We got the best CEO”: Atlanta Indian-Americans celebrate Modi victory

Society. The Last Chance: ALLATRA hosts unique global conference

This post was originally published on this siteBY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: Society. The Last Chance, A unique global conference organized by ALLATRA International Public Movement with a focus on betterment of society was held at the Georgia Aquarium on May 11, 2019. “How can we, as humanity, change the vector of … Read moreSociety. The Last Chance: ALLATRA hosts unique global conference

Atlanta chapter of Indo-American Press Club inaugurated

This post was originally published on this siteREPORT & VIDEO BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Vinod Sharma, SFA Productions Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: Cultural performances, fashion show, awards ceremony, and eloquent speeches inundated the Hilton Perimeter premises at the inauguration and induction ceremony of the Atlanta chapter of Indo-American Press Club (IAPC) held on May … Read moreAtlanta chapter of Indo-American Press Club inaugurated

Hansinee Mayani launches music career with Nikhil Kamath

This post was originally published on this siteAtlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: Atlanta’s Hansinee Mayani, 17, launched her music career with Bollywood music composer Nikhil Kamath’s recently released song, “Lamhe Ishq Wale”. Kamath was instrumental in launching Sonu Nigam in the mid-90s with the song, “Accha Sila Diya” from the film “Bewafa Sanam”. The lead … Read moreHansinee Mayani launches music career with Nikhil Kamath

Man dies following altercation outside bar

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: A 51-year-old Indian-American man is clinically dead after an altercation outside a bar in Kissimmee, Florida. Srikanth Srinivasan was rushed to Osceola Regional Medical Center Tuesday night after he was punched in the face by 28-year-old suspect Benjamin Hernandez, … Read moreMan dies following altercation outside bar

WATCH: Vikas Khanna’s ‘Last Color’ among movies screened at Atlanta Indian Film Festival

This post was originally published on this siteBY JYOTHSNA HEGDEVideo News Anchor/Producer: Namita D. SudanPhotos by Vinod, Devlia, Photography by Vinod Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: “If art if boxed, it is not art,” said James Beard Award nominee and Michelin star chef-turned-filmmaker Vikas Khanna in an exclusive with NRI Pulse at the Atlanta Indian … Read moreWATCH: Vikas Khanna’s ‘Last Color’ among movies screened at Atlanta Indian Film Festival

Over 50 kids speak their minds at Winning Feathers contest

This post was originally published on this siteBY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Bytegraph.com Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: The Forsyth Conference Center came alive as youngsters clad in formal wear strutted around the place to compete in a public speaking contest organized by Winning Feathers for kids on May 19, 2019. Well over 50 participants competed … Read moreOver 50 kids speak their minds at Winning Feathers contest

Sewa International extends support to Cyclone Fani victims

This post was originally published on this siteBY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: The deafening winds of Cyclone Fani hit India’s east coast on May 3 with the same deadly force as a category 4 hurricane leaving behind its trail of devastation. Claiming 49 lives in India so far, the rare summer cyclone … Read moreSewa International extends support to Cyclone Fani victims

Rotary Club of Emory Druid Hills recognizes 48 Paul Harris Fellowship recipients

This post was originally published on this siteBY VEENA RAO Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: Rotary Club of Emory Druid Hills (RCEDH) honored a record 48 Paul Harris Fellowships at a gala evening held at the Ashiana Restaurant in Global Mall. The event was graced by Consul General Dr Swati Kulkarni, Rotary District Governor Court Dowis and past … Read moreRotary Club of Emory Druid Hills recognizes 48 Paul Harris Fellowship recipients

Swaralahari presents Ilayaraja melodies in Atlanta

This post was originally published on this siteBY VIJU CHILUVERU Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: For years, Atlanta’s talented singer, Ram Durvasula is known for doing things in style. The recent event Ilayaraja Melodies under the banner Swaralahari held on Saturday, May 18 at Sexton Hall, Cumming GA was even more stylish. The songs selection … Read moreSwaralahari presents Ilayaraja melodies in Atlanta

Carnatic Vidyalaya celebrates Annual Day 2019

This post was originally published on this siteAtlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: Carnatic Vidyalaya, the premier school of Indian music for children of all ages, celebrated its Annual Day on Saturday, 11th May 2019.  The event was held at the Sylvia Beard Theater in Buford Community Center, Buford.   The annual day event showcases the talent … Read moreCarnatic Vidyalaya celebrates Annual Day 2019

‘The Iron Man of India-Sardar Patel’ pays tribute to the architect of modern India

This post was originally published on this siteBY MAHADEV DESAI Photos by Harshad Shah Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: Siddhi Events in New Jersey’s Smita Gandhi and IACA presented a powerful Gujarati drama ‘The Iron Man of India-Sardar Patel’, (with some dialogues in Hindi and English), performed by Vikram Academy of Performing Arts, Ahmedabad, at … Read more‘The Iron Man of India-Sardar Patel’ pays tribute to the architect of modern India

Fundraiser for Shantiniketan Center garners support from Atlanta community

This post was originally published on this siteAtlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: Once the father of Indian nation, Mahatma Gandhi said, “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” Similar comments were expressed by … Read moreFundraiser for Shantiniketan Center garners support from Atlanta community

Gang leader found guilty of armed home Invasions that targeted Indians in Atlanta and across the US

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019: A federal jury in Michigan found a Houston, Texas, woman guilty for her role as the leader of several robbery crews that traveled all over the United States, including several Atlanta suburbs, in order to conduct home invasions of … Read moreGang leader found guilty of armed home Invasions that targeted Indians in Atlanta and across the US

Obama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, June 5 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama has praised San Diego-based Sikh neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli who is celebrating this year’s Pride Month with a rainbow turban. Kohli, who is a bisexual, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation — … Read moreObama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban

Salman Khan slaps security guard; video goes viral

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, June 5 (IANS) A video of superstar Salman Khan slapping a security guard has gone viral on social media, leaving netizens split whether actor’s behaviour was right or not. In the video, Salman is seen exiting a cinema hall amidst a lot of people and then suddenly turning … Read moreSalman Khan slaps security guard; video goes viral

Bharat: Writing and direction derails this epic

This post was originally published on this siteFilm: “Bharat”; Director: Ali Abbas Zafar; Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Aasif Sheikh, Sonali Kulkarni, Shashank Arora, Nora Fatehi; Rating: ** Adapted from the 2014 released South Korean film, “Gukje Shijang” aka “Ode to my Father” in the international market, “Bharat”, … Read moreBharat: Writing and direction derails this epic

Pramila Jayapal is 1st Indian-American woman to chair US House

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, June 5 (IANS) Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington DC, has become the first South Asian American woman to preside over the US House of Representatives. Jayapal, who was first elected to the Congress in 2016, tweeted she was “beyond proud” to preside over the House and serve … Read morePramila Jayapal is 1st Indian-American woman to chair US House

Body of swimmer who drowned during birthday celebration recovered

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 4, 2019: New Jersey State Police recovered the body of Avinash Kuna, 32, of Parsippany, N.J., from Henderson Cove on Lake Hopatcong yesterday. Kuna was last seen Saturday, June 1, when he entered the water from a pontoon boat and submerged … Read moreBody of swimmer who drowned during birthday celebration recovered

“I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist”: Sikh man dons rainbow turban for Pride month

This post was originally published on this siteSan Diego, June 4 (IANS) Jiwandeep Kohli, a San Diego-based neuroscientist who is bisexual and a Sikh, is ringing in this years Pride Month with a rainbow turban that has gone viral on social media. Sharing an image of the elaborate creation on Twitter that has received nearly 30,000 … Read more“I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist”: Sikh man dons rainbow turban for Pride month

Indian-American woman sentenced to 22 years for killing stepdaughter

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, June 4 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison for strangling her 9-year-old stepdaughter in a bathtub in 2016, a crime described by a US court as a “disturbing” example of “extreme violence”. Shamdai Arjun, 55, of Queens, New York, was … Read moreIndian-American woman sentenced to 22 years for killing stepdaughter