February 2008

Letters

The article on "The Top Indian Doctors in America," (December 2007), focused on the great services rendered by Indian doctors in the USA. While one

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

Want a Bollywood celebrity at your wedding or your daughter's sweet 16?  Shah Rukh Khan will make a cameo appearance for $250,000. For a tenth of

Suicidal Palm Tree

A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies has been discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar.   "It's spectacular. It

Ticketmaster

A New Jersey man is suing a Pennsylvania software company that uses workers in India and Nepal to get around limits that Ticketmaster sets for

See You Again, Sarkozy?

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose state visit to India was overshadowed by frenzied speculation over whether his girlfriend Carla Bruni would accompany him, ultimately came

Canadian Sikhs Rally For Paraplegic

Protestors have blocked Canadian Border Service agents from seizing and deporting a paralyzed Indian man who has found sanctuary inside a Sikh temple in suburban

No Millionaire, But Fun All the Same

Vivek Bavda came away with $1,000 from the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." Says Bavda: "It was a great time; very  energetic

Better Than Queen

Aishwarya Rai, who plays a 16th century queen in the historical romance Jodha Akbar says modern women are far better off than the queens of

Hit On The Head. Pain In The Butt

A  Brooklyn construction worker is suing the New York-Presbyterian Hospital for forcibly conducting a rectal exam when he came for a head injury. Brian Persaud was

Scrabulous: Not Fabulous?

The owners of the word game Scrabble are seeking to shut down Scrabulous, an online version of the game, which is one of the most

Reliance Power IPO

Reliance Power raised $3 billion in India's biggest initial public offering ever. The 228 million shares listed were snapped up in under a minute and

Whose Pashmina

A pashimna trading group in Pakistan is protesting an attempt by a Jammu & Kashmir handicrafts association to register a Geographical Indicator tag for "Kashmiri

Gujaratis Lose $1 Billion In Kenya's Violence

Indian businesses have suffered almost $1 billion in damages in Kenya's ongoing ethnic violence. Business establishments owned by Indians were looted and destroyed by rioters, particularly

India Surpasses China In Private Equity Deals

India has overtaken China for the first time in private equity deals. Indian firms received $9.9 billion in private equity capital in 2007 against $9.5

What Price Happiness?

Statisticians are also interested in happiness

Fast Track for NRIs in Punjab

The Punjab government is setting up six police stations and a fast track court for NRIs. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the six

Tata Unveils $2,500 Nano

Tata Motors unveiled its much anticipated $2,500 four-door subcompact - the world's cheapest car - which some auto experts are calling as revolutionary as Henry

Indian Aviation Industry Set For Take Off

Indian air carriers expect to increase their fleet of aircraft from the current 400 to about 2,500 by 2020, and during that time the number

IAEA on Board?

India is reportedly within weeks of striking a deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency on its civilian nuclear program.

Reversal of Fortune

How will Indian IT and BPO firms cope with a global slowdown?

The Tsunami: Three Years Later

Little India revisits the villages hit by the Tsunami in South India.

Rebirth At Perth?

Team India's historic victory in the Perth Test against Australia has sadly been obscured by controversies on and off the field.

A Writer In The House?

Quick! We need a heart by-pass!

Their Double Life

For many Indian Americans pursuing their "dream" career is either not practical, or not something they would love full-time. Instead, they pursue their passion part time or as a hobby. One job provides financial security, the other fulfills a passion.

Murder and Mourning in Baton Rouge

Little India visits the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge after the media lights have dimmed.

Sen Ted Kennedy Endorses Barack Obama

I believe there is one candidate who has extraordinary gifts of leadership and character, matched to the extraordinary demands of this moment in history.

Toni Morrison's Endorsement of Obama

Wisdom is a gift; you can't train for it, inherit it, learn it in a class, or earn it in the workplace.

Obama for President

There is something magical and transcendental in this moment about Sen. Barack Obama both for the country and the Indian American community.

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