Binge drinking more injurious to women, says Indian-American researcher

New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Binge drinking is emerging as a significant contributor to liver injury and researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that it may be more damaging to women. Published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the research team from the University of Missouri discovered that female rats who were … Read moreBinge drinking more injurious to women, says Indian-American researcher

Indian-American teen wins South Asian Spelling Bee

Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) An Indian-American teenager from New Jersey won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee, after correctly spelling the word “flipe” to earn the national title and $3,000 grand prize. By correctly spelling the word that means to strip off by or as if by peeling, Navneeth Murali bested Hephzibah Sujoe, 13, of Fort … Read moreIndian-American teen wins South Asian Spelling Bee

Kashmiri Pandit diaspora meet in Houston

Photo caption: Surinder Kaul Houston (Texas), Aug 18 (IANS) Celebrating the abrogation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) organised a meeting of the community members in Houston with the head of BJP’s Foreign Affairs Department, Vijay Chauthaiwale. All the heads of Kashmiri Pandits’ community organisations … Read moreKashmiri Pandit diaspora meet in Houston

‘Sacred Games’: Unnecessary, vile, venomous

BY SUBHASH K JHA “Sacred Games 2” (Netflix); Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey; Direction: Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan; Rating: ** (two stars) Sigh. Mumbai is again under siege. Nuclear attack being planned, no less, this time. And the monstrously notorious, foul-mouthed and evil-minded Gaitonde is back to create another … Read more‘Sacred Games’: Unnecessary, vile, venomous

Pro-Khalistan Sikhs protest with Pakistanis outside UN

New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Pro-Khalistan Sikhs joined by some Pakistanis held a protest outside the UN demanding the restoration of Kashmir’s special status. About 400 people marched from India’s UN mission to a cordoned-off area opposite the UN on Thursday, which was India’s Independence Day. They shouted slogans for Khalistan and Kashmir, holding flags of … Read morePro-Khalistan Sikhs protest with Pakistanis outside UN

United Nation Security Council to hold closed door consultations on Kashmir

United Nations, Aug 15 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) is to hold closed-door consultations on the Kashmir developments on Friday at the request of China, a diplomat at the Security Council told IANS on Thursday. The diplomat said that China’s request for the meeting was made in a letter and came up during the Council’s … Read moreUnited Nation Security Council to hold closed door consultations on Kashmir

Mission Mangal: Ordinary film about an extraordinary feat

BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY  Film: “Mission Mangal”; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari; Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi; H.G. Dattatreya; Direction: Jagan Shakti; Rating: **& 1/2 (two and half stars) Going to Mars is about as much of a challenge as chomping on a Mars chocolate bar — at least, that’s the … Read moreMission Mangal: Ordinary film about an extraordinary feat

Vidya Sinha: The girl next door

BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY  VIDYA SINHA (November 15, 1947 – August 15, 2019) She was the girl next door for an entire generation of Bollywood fans. Long before Vidya Sinha became a household name for GenNow viewers playing the soap grandma on shows such as “Kkavyanjali”, “Qubool Hai” and “Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala”, she rose to unlikely … Read moreVidya Sinha: The girl next door

Former Iowa legislator Swati Dandekar endorses Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar

BY VEENA RAO Atlanta, GA, August 14, 2019: Former Iowa state legislator and US ambassador of Asian Development Bank Swati Dandekar is endorsing Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “I was looking for a candidate who is strong, will get things done, and can bring the country together,” Dandekar told NRI Pulse by … Read moreFormer Iowa legislator Swati Dandekar endorses Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar

Coffee Day is selling Tech Park to US-based Blackstone

Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd on Wednesday approved selling Global Village Tech Park of its subsidiary Tanglin Developments Ltd in Bengaluru to the US-based private equity firm Blackstone for Rs 2,600-3,000 crore over the next 30-45 days. “The Board of Directors approved the disinvestment of Global Village Tech Park in its subsidiary, Tanglin … Read moreCoffee Day is selling Tech Park to US-based Blackstone

India, China no longer growing nations, they are taking advantage of the tag: Trump

Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that India and China are no longer “growing nations”, claiming that they are “taking advantage” of the tag from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and warned that he will not let it happen anymore. “They (WTO) view certain countries like China, India… as growing nations. Well, … Read moreIndia, China no longer growing nations, they are taking advantage of the tag: Trump

Congressman apologizes after outcry over Kashmir letter

New York, Aug 13 (IANS) A US Congressman has apologized for having written a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking that Washington “focus” on Kashmir and criticizing India’s move to rescind its special status. Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi, who met about 100 Indian Americans on Sunday, said in a statement on Monday: “I am … Read moreCongressman apologizes after outcry over Kashmir letter

New Trump rule could deny green cards to low-income legal immigrants

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Donald Trumps administration has announced a rule that would allow the US to reject visas and permanent residency to people for being too poor. The US government announced on Monday a regulation to reduce the number of legal immigrants who are allowed to enter and reside in the country, by facilitating the … Read moreNew Trump rule could deny green cards to low-income legal immigrants

Trump mediation offer not on table any more: Ambassador Shringla

New York, Aug 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has “made it clear” that his offer to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute is “not on the table any more”, India’s Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said. Speaking on Fox News Special Report, Shringla said on Monday: “President Trump has … Read moreTrump mediation offer not on table any more: Ambassador Shringla

Air India to fly Delhi-San Francisco over North Pole

Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Marking a new aviation milestone, the Air India (AI) on Monday announced its inaugural passenger flight over the North Pole region from August 15 between New Delhi and San Francisco. The first commercial service will be operated by Captain Ranjeesh Sharma and Captain Digvijay Singh, marking the “maturing of civil aviation in … Read moreAir India to fly Delhi-San Francisco over North Pole

It’s not exactly normal for an Indian girl to aspire to be a global pop star: Movina

NRI Pulse Staff Feature Atlanta’s Movina Nagarajan released her first official single, “Call Me Baddie” recently. In this interview with NRI Pulse, the Emory University grad who has a double degree in Economics and Music, says she wrote the song for all “baddies” out there who are following their dreams, putting in the hard work, … Read moreIt’s not exactly normal for an Indian girl to aspire to be a global pop star: Movina

Rishi Kapoor launches Anupam Kher’s autobiography at Consulate

New York, Aug 10 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has launched actor Anupam Kher’s autobiography “Lessons Life Taught Me, Unknowingly” here. Kher was thrilled to have his friend Rishi Kapoor release his autobiography as “he is not just a fine actor, but also a symbol of courage and hope in his fight, and recovery from disease,” … Read moreRishi Kapoor launches Anupam Kher’s autobiography at Consulate

Dr. Kishore’s books unravel holistic ways to create a meaningful life

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Rooted in ancient Indian wisdom and blended with anecdotes from scriptures, quotes from philosophers, and metaphors relatable to the modern day world, Dr. Kishore’s books ‘Tamasoma Jyothirrgamaya’ and ‘Life is Creating Yourself’ provide an insightful pathway toward the inward journey. Inspired by Indian philosophies and current day humanitarians, Dr. Bellamkonda K. Kishore’s … Read moreDr. Kishore’s books unravel holistic ways to create a meaningful life

WATCH: Internet sensation whose rendition of evergreen Lata hit went viral gets makeover

Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) A woman named Ranu Mondal, who became Internet sensation after her video of crooning the evergreen Lata Mangeshkar hit, “Ek pyaar ka nagma hai” went viral, has reportedly got a chance to participate in a reality singing show, and has also received a makeover from the show’s makers. Photographs doing the rounds … Read moreWATCH: Internet sensation whose rendition of evergreen Lata hit went viral gets makeover

Women are the true embodiment of power: Sadhvi Ritambhara

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA: “Women are the true embodiment of power and do not need anyone else to empower them,” quoted Didi Ma Sadhvi Ritambhara at her Pravachan and Satsang held on July 27 and 28, 2019 at the Impact Hall in Global Mall. Her legendary oratory skills with intermittent bhajans, backed with anecdotes … Read moreWomen are the true embodiment of power: Sadhvi Ritambhara

Poetry and humor at Atlanta Hasya Kavi Sammelan 2019

BY SHILPA AGRAWAL Atlanta, GA: The quaint Saturday of April 13, 2019 got logged in the memories of local Atlantan literati as an incredibly special poetic treat. In Berkmar High School, Lilburn GA, we saw a crowd of hundreds chose to spend their evening seeped in words and Atlanta Hasya Kavi Sammelan grew an inch … Read morePoetry and humor at Atlanta Hasya Kavi Sammelan 2019

Dr. Sivananda Nyayapathi’s exhibition opens at Arts Clayton Gallery

Jonesboro, GA: Arts Clayton Gallery is featuring “East & West – An Artist’s View” with selections of award-winning artwork by Dr. Sivananda Nyayapathi, a professor at Georgia Tech. Clayton County leaders joined the Board of Arts Clayton in celebrating the unique art exhibit with a reception welcoming Georgia’s Consul for Commercial & Community Affairs Shailesh … Read moreDr. Sivananda Nyayapathi’s exhibition opens at Arts Clayton Gallery

Angels in White: IFA hosts Women’s Fest

By RakeshPhotos by Neelamegam Subramanian Indian Friends of Atlanta organized its fourth annual IFA Women’s Fest 2019 at the spacious Infinite Energy Center, in Duluth, GA on Saturday, June 15th, in a spectacular fashion. The Festival was graced by the presence of prominent community members including  Dr. Susmita Parashar (Asst. professor of medicine – Cardiology in Emory), Sheetal … Read moreAngels in White: IFA hosts Women’s Fest

‘Truly humbling’ to win 1st National Award: Ayushmann Khurrana

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has won his first National Film Award for his act as a blind pianist in “Andhadhun”, and he says the experience is “truly humbling and hugely gratifying”. “It’s truly humbling and hugely gratifying to win the coveted National Award. As an artiste, I have always tried to back … Read more‘Truly humbling’ to win 1st National Award: Ayushmann Khurrana

Modi’s address to the nation– 10 takeaways

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the nation on the government’s big decision to revoke Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh sans one. Here are 10 takeaways from the Prime … Read moreModi’s address to the nation– 10 takeaways

Don’t change Kashmir status, UN chief to both sides

United Nations, Aug 9 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres came out on Thursday against changing the status of Jammu and Kashmir and backed Security Council resolutions, of which the main one requires Pakistan to withdraw all its nationals from Kashmir. His Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said: “The Secretary General calls on all parties to refrain … Read moreDon’t change Kashmir status, UN chief to both sides

Congressman Cox introduces resolution recognizing Gurpurab

Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) A US lawmaker has introduced a new resolution to recognize Gurpurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, the media reported. Many Sikh organizations across the US have been organizing events and celebrations this year’s Gurpurab as it marks the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, who was also … Read moreCongressman Cox introduces resolution recognizing Gurpurab

Sushma Swaraj was a champion for women: Ivanka Trump

Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, has condoled the death of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, describing her as a champion for women in India and across the globe. In a tweet on Wednesday, Ivanka, who is also a senior advisor to President Trump, said: “With the passing … Read moreSushma Swaraj was a champion for women: Ivanka Trump

US child abuse activist remembers Sushma Swaraj for help in Sherin Mathews case

Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) A US child abuse activist has fondly remembered the late Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who died earlier this week, as a woman with an “iron will” and also for her help and being very proactive in the case involving the 2017 death of three-year-old Indian girl Sherin Mathews. Sherin Mathews … Read moreUS child abuse activist remembers Sushma Swaraj for help in Sherin Mathews case

India did not tell us in advance about Article 370 step: US

Washington/New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The US on Wednesday denied that India had informed it about its intention to revoke special status to Jammu and Kashmir ahead of taking the step, contradicting media reports that said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had broached the subject with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Bangkok last week. … Read moreIndia did not tell us in advance about Article 370 step: US

Indian-American victim of bank robbery, armed carjacking found dead

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, August 6, 2019: A 68-year-old Indian-American man was found dead hours after he was carjacked at gunpoint during a bank robbery in Hillsborough County, Florida today. Mathew Korattiyil was last seen being pushed into his white Lexus SUV by James Hanson, 39, the man accused of robbing the CenterState … Read moreIndian-American victim of bank robbery, armed carjacking found dead

NYT asks China, US to join in stopping India’s Kashmir action

New York, Aug 6 (IANS) The New York Times has appealed to China to join with the United States, and the United Nations to prevent what it called “India’s folly” in Kashmir. In an editorial against India rescinding the special status for Kashmir, the newspaper’s editorial referred to US developing closer ties to India and said, … Read moreNYT asks China, US to join in stopping India’s Kashmir action

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj died at the AIIMS here on Tuesday night following cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 67. The veteran BJP leader was brought to AIIMS in a critical condition but soon passed away, the sources said. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar and … Read moreFormer External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away

Deepika takes a jibe at Salman’s view on depression

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has taken a jibe at superstar Salman Khan for his comment not long ago that he could not “afford the luxury to be depressed”. Deepika had openly spoken about her ordeal with clinical depression in 2015, and has actively been campaigning against the malaise since then. In … Read moreDeepika takes a jibe at Salman’s view on depression

Article 370 scrapped: How the state of Jammu & Kashmir will cease to exist

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Following is the broad framework of how the state of Jammu and Kashmir will cease to exist after Centre’s decision to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir: The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019:*A Union Territory of Ladakh will be formed;  * It will … Read moreArticle 370 scrapped: How the state of Jammu & Kashmir will cease to exist

GoDaddy appoints Aman Bhutani as new CEO

Scottsdale (Arizona), Aug 3 (IANS) Internet names and registrations management major GoDaddy on Saturday named Aman Bhutani as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer as Scott Wagner is set to step down from the post due to health concerns. “It has been a great privilege to lead GoDaddy and to have grown with the company for … Read moreGoDaddy appoints Aman Bhutani as new CEO

Trump renews Kashmir mediation offer; India says no thanks

Bangkok/Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) As US President Donald Trump, in an off-hand manner, renewed his offer of mediation in the Kashmir issue, India on Friday firmly rejected the offer, saying that any discussion on Kashmir, if warranted, will only be with Pakistan, and only bilaterally. Hours after Trump told reporters in Washington that “it is up … Read moreTrump renews Kashmir mediation offer; India says no thanks

FIA to Celebrate India Day 2019 on 73rd Anniversary of India’s Independence

Atlanta, GA, August 2, 2019:  The Federation of Indian-American Associations of Georgia or FIA Georgia, will celebrate the 73rd anniversary of India’s Independence Day as INDIA DAY 2019 on August 17, 2019 at the Gokuldham complex, located in Buford, GA from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. As part of the celebration, a variety of activities … Read moreFIA to Celebrate India Day 2019 on 73rd Anniversary of India’s Independence