Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

India Goes After Amazon for Appropriating Flag

posted by Randall

Flag of IndiaFresh off a controversy over the sale of underwear with an image of the Hindu deity, Amazon Canada is getting heat over the appropriation of the flag of India.

India’s Minister of External Affairs says his country will discontinue issuing visas to Amazon employees and suspend those already issued if the company did not stop … Read more


Update: California Rejects Removing India from History Books

posted by Randall
200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

UPDATE: Early Friday morning after most people had gone to sleep, the California Instructional Quality Commission rejected a proposal to replace the word “India” with “South Asia” in history books used in California public schools, reports First Post.
The … Read more


Woman sentenced for smuggling South Asians into U.S.

posted by Randall
Rosa Astrid Umanzor-Lopez

Rosa Astrid Umanzor-Lopez was escorted from the courtroom.

A 36-year-old woman has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for conspiracy and human smuggling by bringing Asian Indians through an elaborate network that brought them through Central America and Mexico and into the U.S.

Rosa Astrid Umanzor-Lopez was extradited to the United States from … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Julia Roberts Could be the New Face of India

posted by Louis Chan
Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

India is reportedly turning to Oscar winning actress Julia Roberts to promote tourism in its country as well as the practice of yoga.

The actress who catapulted to fame with the movie Pretty Woman has been a regular practitioner of both Hinduism and … Read more


India Prime Minister Modi Invited to Address Joint Session of Congress

posted by Randall

Narendra Modi with Mark Zuckenberg

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg during a visit to Silicon Valley last year

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to speak to a joint session of Congress during his visit to the United States in June.
This will be Modi’s third trip to the … Read more

Cynical Desi

Mr. Modi, India should directly invest in Silicon Valley

posted by Randall

Narendra Modi with Mark Zuckenberg

By Sid Sharma

The Cynical Desi

A sense of disquiet seems to be in the air of the little startup wonderland known as Silicon Valley. It finally hit me when home cleaning company Homejoy shuttered its doors. How could it burn through $40 million so quickly? The story isn’t any better for larger companies. … Read more

Community Issues

First Post: How a Hoax Spread about Flags at Half Staff over White House

posted by Randall

Kalam Hoax

First Post is calling this a hoax.

It might be, but its just as possible people saw something on social media, shared and reposted it, and suddenly wrong information took on a life of its own.

India’s 11th President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, recently died of a heart attack.

President Obama expressed his condolences.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

The Indian Express: Indian American community mourns death of former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam

posted by Elizabeth Kim

Abdula KalamIndian Americans joined the people of India in mourning the death of former president APJ Abdula Kalam Monday in northeast India, reports The Indian Express.

Kalam, 83, collapsed due to a cardiac arrest while giving a lecture in the city of Shillong.

The North America Telugu Society (NATS) in a statement said, it is … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Bangalore Mirror: Sim Bhullar Prepares for Next Season

posted by Aasim Ali

Sim BhullarThe first player of Indian origin ever to play in the NBA is determined to extend his 15 minutes of fame beyond his brief playing time in the NBA last season.

After months of playing for the Reno Bighorns in the NBA D-League, Sim Bhullar made NBA history when he entered the game for the … Read more


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