December 2006

The Fading Generation

South Asians with family members suffering from terminal illness on the emotional trauma of seeing loved ones slowly wasting away before their eyes.

Distribution of Indian Immigrants 2005

India is now the second largest immigrant source to the United States after only Mexico. In 2005, 84,681 Indians immigrated to the U.S. compared to

The Midway Generation

They have spent half their lives outside of India in America.

Kal's Tomorrow

Taj is coming to a theater near you! All those who saw the 2002 cult hit National Lampoon's Van Wilder will remember the desi character

Visa Dawn

Peter Kaestner, Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.

Kabbadi Cops!

Who would have expected kabaddi, the 4,000-year-old indigenous sport of India, to be taken up by Canadians - huge, powerfully built, mostly white cops no

Mumbai Favorite Indian Metro

Mumbai edged out New Delhi as the favorite Indian metro among overseas Indians. Bangalore trailed in third place, followed by Ahmedabad.   Which of the following metros

Don Makes A Killing

There's money in them remakes! Don, which stars Shah Rukh Khan, harks back to the cult favorite of the same name starring Amitabh Bachchan, and

Marx Man

A Marxist Californian may be the first foreigner to win a student election in India.   Tyler Walker Williams, a Berkeley native and a student for the

The Tax Collector Is A Eunuch

Frustrated city officials in Patna have struck upon a novel scheme to shake down tax deadbeats by recruiting scores of eunuchs to collect on the

Curry Makes You Smarter

Ever wonder what makes Indians so damn smart? According to a study in the American Journal of Epidemology, Singapore researchers might have struck upon the

Indian Millionaires Row

The road to UK's Indian super-rich runs through Aston Road in Northwood, a west London suburb.   The London Times reports that Indian millionaires are snapping up

Meet The Papdits

CBS's broadband network Innertube has begun streaming The Papdits, a wacky 20-minute comedy originally created, but later nixed, by Fox in 2004. The Papdits follows

Mind Your Language

Are you a badmash, inclined to airdash? Are you guilty of timepass during working hours?   If you speak Hinglish you know that of which we speak.

Pocket Sari

A Chennai store has introduced what it is boasting is the world's first sari with a pocket, which can hold your mobile phone, keys and

Imagine No Google

Indians are behind almost a quarter of all immigrant start-ups in America.   A study, American Made: The Impact of Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Professionals on US Competitiveness

Keep On Thumping

The resounding thumping the Republican Party received in the recent elections comes as a welcome relief to a long nightmare and renews confidence in the

Letters Dec 06

I recently read Shekhar Hattangadi's article "Jina Isi Ka Naam Hai" (Nov 2006) on Hrishikesh Mukherjee, my grandfather. Many friends have called to tell us

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