May 2009

Slumdog Redux

Life can be cruel for celebrated slum children after the music stops.

Inner-City Yoga

Shake hard and harder…. Thrust and move.… Stick it in now. Com’on faster and faster….

Our Mind Blocks Keep Us Struggling

I, for one, make quite a hash of Appan Tampuram Kallathil Thiruvattukkal Ezuttacan Pappachan or Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas and Parthasarathy Bhattacharya myself! But that is my prerogative, as an Indian. Now if I were a Caucasian American, that would be a different matter altogether!

Only Kebabs!

With the arrival of summer, are you ready to haul out those outdoor grills for your favorite Indian barbecue?

Reclaiming My Roots

I’m wearing my Indianness again like a rediscovered favorite piece of clothing

The Small Town World Of Facebook

Facebook brings out the Indian ‘kaki’ in me

Prosecute Bush and Cheney for War Crimes

If, as seems likely, the trail leads to former Pres. George W Bush and former Vice Pres. Dick Cheney, they should be indicted and tried for war crimes.

Indian Economy

India’s central bank cut interest rates by a quarter point to 3.25 and lowered the country’s growth forecast for next year to 6 percent  from

Hero Drops Dailmer Venture

Hero Group drops joint truck-building venture with German automaker Daimler AG

Restaurant Owner Convicted

The owner of an Indian restaurant in Topeka, Kan., faces 10 years in jail after being convicted of abusing illegal workers from India. Amarpreet Singh was

H1-B: Hot No More

20,000 H-1B visas remain unclaimed this year.

Indian Accent Doesn’t Fly

Delta Air Lines, J P Morgan drop use of Indian call centers.

End Of The Outsourcing Party?

The global recession is taking a toll on the outsourcing sector.

Letters: May 2009

It’s such a relief to see Little India focus on realistic issues affecting the Indian American community.

Obama’s Cricket Lessons

West Indies cricketer Brian Lara gives Pres. Barack Obama cricket lessons on the sidelines of the Fifth Summit of the Americas. 

She's Hot!

Tamuly felt terrible at missing her earlier record in which she consumed 60 chilis.

Cricket’s New Height

A 20-overs match at 17,000 feet

Six Day School Week?

To compete for jobs with kids from India and China

Raining Shoes

Throwing a shoe, which last year elevated an unknown Iraqi journalist to international journalist stardom, has become the protest of choice in this year’s parliamentary

Henna Sausages

A British company has introduced a line of sausages branded in henna patterns created with edible ink.

Get A Simpler Name

It would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here

Limbaugh Ridicules Indian Outsourcers

Increasingly shrill radio host Rush Limbaugh is taking heat for a flippant remark ridiculing “slumdog” Indian outsourcers.

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