Thursday 30th March 2017,

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Mac Duggal Showcasing India-Inspired Designs at New York Fashion Week

posted by Brittney Le
Mac Duggal

Mac Duggal at NYFW Premiere of Fall Winter 2017 with Raquel Pelissier Miss Universe Haiti 1st Runner Up and Chanelle De Lau Miss Universe Curacao

Indian American fashion designer Mac Duggal brought his A-game to the runway recently at  New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2017,  Duggal’s first show at NYFW,

Duggal’s new fashion line … Read more

Asian Americans

Indian-Origin NASA Scientist Detained and Forced to Unlock Phone

posted by Cathy Sun
Sidd Bikkannavar

NASA employee Sidd Bikkannavar is seen on the right in this picture from his Facebook page.

An Indian American who works for NASA says he was detained at the U.S. border during his return trip to the U.S. from South America four days after President Trump issued his now stalled Muslim ban.

Sidd Bikkannavar, 35, … Read more

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Indian American Teen Discovers Cost-Effective Way to Make Salt Water Drinkable

posted by Brittney Le

Drinking water

By Roger McLassus

An Indian American high school student has recently discovered a novel, cost-effective way to turn salt water into fresh water in his high school lab in Portland, reports KPTV.
Chaitanya Karamchedu is now attracting the attention of scientists across the country, as finding affordable ways to make ocean water drinkable … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Indian American Lawmakers Have Scathing Response to Republican Hindu Coalition

posted by Cathy Sun
Ami Bera

Rep Ami Bera (D-CA)

Several high-profile Indian American lawmakers have denounced the  Republican Hindu Coalition’s support for President Donald Trump’s executive orders on refugees and immigrants.

Among those who spoke out included Congressman Ami Bera, who told the Indian Panorama that “the actions of the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) on Wednesday do not reflect the … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

posted by Cathy Sun
Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) will take a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

The annual Indiaspora Gala in Washington, D.C., which has traditionally celebrated the presidential inauguration, will instead this year celebrate the great advancement of Indian Americans in politics.

The Gala will celebrate the “Fab Five” Indian Americans recently elected or … Read more

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Irvine City Council Results Fail to Reflect Growing Asian Population

posted by Cathy Sun

While Irvine became the largest city in the United States with more Asian than White residents, it also elected an all-White … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

NBC News: Governor Nikki Haley Draws Mixed Reactions for GOP Response to SOTU Address

posted by Susan Chang
Nikki Haley

Governor Nikki Haley

Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina delivered a televised response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address (SOTU) Tuesday night. Haley is the second Indian American politician to deliver the Republican response to SOTU, according to NBC News, following Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, who took a beating for Read more

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Subway Performer Battles Noise & Distracted Commuters

posted by Randall

Sanju Rushkan

By Brandon Loo

Subway musicians: they’re everywhere in the subway system. There are mariachi singers on the 7 train, a Romanian accordion player on the 6 train, guitar duos at Grand Central, and a Peruvian flutist at Times Square. They represent the diversity of New York that is unmatched in any other city transit system … Read more

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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

Asian Americans

Kamala Harris Still Relatively Unknown Despite Her Rising Star Status

posted by Mandy Day

Kamala HarrisBy Mandy Day

California’s first open Senate seat in twenty-four years has failed to garner the caliber of candidates one would expect in the U.S.’s most populous state. In the five months since Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer announced her retirement, few major contenders have entered the race. The expense of running a serious Senatorial campaign … Read more


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