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Cynical Desi

Pakistan Reaches out to Pakistani Americans as Tensions Rise with India

posted by Khalid Mohammed

In the wake of one of the worst clashes between Pakistan and India in two decades, Pakistani Federal Minister for Interior expressed solidarity with the Kashmiri people in the decades-long conflict between India and Pakistan over the Indian-occupied Kashmir region’s ownership. Ahsan Iqbal also urged Pakistani Americans to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Karan Brar

Karan Brar

Karan Brar-if you don’t know who he is, a quick IMDb search will quickly set you on the right track. He’s a multilingual (English, Hindi and Punjabi) Indian actor who got his first major role at only age 11 in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and then a recurring role on Disney Channel. … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jan 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on India Goes After Amazon for Appropriating Flag

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

Campus

May 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Update: California Rejects Removing India from History Books

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

Community

May 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Woman sentenced for smuggling South Asians into U.S.

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

May 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Julia Roberts Could be the New Face of India

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

Community

Apr 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on India Prime Minister Modi Invited to Address Joint Session of Congress

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sep 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Watch Live Broadcast of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi at San Jose’s SAP Center

Watch Live Broadcast of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi at San Jose’s SAP Center

posted by Randall

Narendra Modi
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Cynical Desi

Sep 24, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Mr. Modi, India should directly invest in Silicon Valley

Mr. Modi, India should directly invest in Silicon Valley

posted by Randall

Narendra Modi with Mark Zuckenberg


By Sid Sharma
@SidBSharma

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

Aug 1, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on First Post: How a Hoax Spread about Flags at Half Staff over White House

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

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