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Sikh Americans Get Some Love

posted by Brittney Le
Gurdwara of Delaware

Photo by TC Davis

The Delaware State Assembly’s two chambers unanimously passed a resolution declaring April “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month,” reports Tribune India. State Governor John Carney welcomed the notion; he recently met with and pledged help to the Indian American community, which he noted has been suffering from an outbreak of hate … Read more

Asian Americans

Sikh Man Shot After Being Told “Go Back to Your Own Country”

posted by Brittney Le

News conference about murder of Deep Rai

Members of the Sikh community stand behind Kent, Washington Police Chief Ken Thomas about a suspected hate crime

A 39-year-old Sikh man was in his driveway in Kent, Wash., on Friday when he was confronted by a masked man who told him, “Go back to your own country,” before shooting him in the arm, … 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

Bad Ass Asians

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

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

Asian Americans

Ten New Fact Sheets Released about Asian Americans

posted by Randall

AAPI DataCenter for American ProgressThe Center for American Progress has released ten new fact sheets about the Asian American community.

The sheets were published in cooperation with Karthick Ramakrishnan of AAPI Data.

The fact sheets include data about educational attainment, income and poverty, civic participation, language diversity, immigration and nativity, labor-force participation, and access to health insurance.

The Cambodian Read more

Community Issues

Mint Press: 7-11 accused of harassing South Asian American franchisees

posted by Randall

7-eleven logoA group of South Asian 7-Eleven franchisees has filed suit claiming the store is harassing and intimidating them in an effort to coerce them into giving their profitable stores back, reports Mint Press.

“[A] foreign corporation has been allowed to transform the American dream into an American nightmare for countless individuals and families,” the … Read more

Community Issues

Global Post: US scammers prey on Indians hoping to get to US on visa

posted by Randall

VisaThe competition to come to the United States on an H-1B visa for high skilled workers has opened the door for scammers, reports the Global Post.

Just 65,000 of these visas are issued each year.

There are reportedly hundreds of companies offering to help for fees that can exceed well into the four figures.… Read more

Community Issues

IBN: Sacramento Kings launch Hindi version of team’s website. @SacramentoKings

posted by Randall

Sacramento King Hindi websiteIBN is reporting the Sacramento Kings have launched a Hindi version of the team’s website.

It’s a bid to crack the huge market in India by the team’s owner, Indian American Vivek Ranadive.

Last year Comcast Sportsnet Houston unveiled a Chinese version of its website to tap into the huge interest in the NBA in … Read more


Buzz Feed: Will New Miss America Make Dark Skin More Acceptable in Indian Culture

posted by Randall

Nina Davulari Show some PersonalityThe new Miss America is generating more media attention than any other Miss America before her.

As you should well know by now, Nina Davuluri of New York is the first Indian American to wear the crown in the pageant’s history.

That’s generating all kinds of interest not only in the United States, but in … Read more


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