Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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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

Blogs

Aerogram: Should South Asians Stop Calling Themselves Desi?

posted by Randall

The term “desi” has long been used in the South Asian American community to refer to each other. It has most always been used in a positive sense as an expression of ethnic pride.

But communities change as they grow.  South Asian Americans have certainly advanced light years in the last decade both in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Christian Science Monitor: Miss America Puts Spotlight on #Indian Americans

posted by Randall

Nina Davuluri Bollywood routineMiss America 2014 Nina Davuluri is putting the spotlight on the growing prominence of Indian Americans in the United States.

Her Bollywood dance routine before a national television audience won her a standing ovation.

The Christian Science Monitor reports 3.4 million people in the United States have family ties to South Asia.

80 percent of … Read more

Politics

Times of India: Obama Nominates Nisha Desai Biswal for Key Post at State Dept

posted by Randall

Nisha Desai BiswalNisha Desai Biswal has been nominated to a key post in the State Department by President Obama, reports the Times of India.

She’ll be the first Indian American and South Asian American to head the South Asia bureau in the State Department.

Desai will oversee US foreign policy and relations with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, … Read more

Community Issues

Bay Area Reporter: LGBT South Asians From Around the World to Meet in San Francisco

posted by Randall

DesiQIt’s a special event in the gay South Asian community that only happens every four to six years.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgenders from the South Asian communities from around the world will gather in San Francisco July 4-6 for  DesiQ. People from as far away as Nepal, India and Sri Lanka will be in … Read more

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