Indian Abroad articles

Indian origin artist goes to Venice Biennale

New Delhi: India-born London-based artist Nandita Chaudhuri has captured the horrors of the Japan tsunami and the psychological drift it has triggered among the millions of survivors on her canvas at the Venice Biennale 2011 this month.Chaudhuri is the only Indian to be directly selected by Venice biennale organisers as part of its international representation

Indian American spreads sacred music’s peace message

Washington: From the ancient Moroccan city of Fez, an Indian American cultural and social entrepreneur is spreading the message of peace wafting from the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music.The nine-day festival that began Friday “has a peace making mission and was founded after the first Gulf War in 1994 when Faouzi Skali, the founder,

IITian’s million dollar gift for India centre in Canada

Toronto: Toronto-based IITian Vasudev Chanchlani has given a million dollars to help start an Indian policy centre at a Canadian university. A multi-millionaire IIT Kanpur graduate, Chanchlani runs the Sigma Group of companies and VC Capital Management here. The Chanchlani Centre “will undertake applied and topical policy research related to the Canada-India relationship and collaborate

No immunity for falsely arrested Indian diplomat’s daughter

Washington: The US government has joined issue with an Indian diplomat’s daughter who is suing New York City for a whopping $1.5 million for false arrest, saying family members don’t enjoy diplomatic immunity. Krittika Biswas, an 18-year-old student of John Bowne High School and daughter of Debashish Biswas, vice consul (administration) at the Indian Consulate

Indian-American pleads guilty in US to insider trading

New York: Samir Barai, an Indian-American hedge fund portfolio manager, has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and other charges brought on as part of the US government’s largest crackdown on insider trading at hedge funds. Barai, 39, founder of Barai Capital Management, also pleaded guilty Friday in a Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to commit

Shilpa Shetty’s estate taken over by squatter gang

London: A private estate in Britain that is home to a host of celebrities – including Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty – is reportedly being taken over by a gang of squatters. The celebrity residents of the St. George’s Hill community in Weybridge, Surrey, are now being asked to be “vigilant” following the arrival of the

Indian firms hiring workers in North America

Washington: India’s outsourcing giants, faced with rising wages at home, are looking for growth opportunities in the US with many of them hiring workers in North America. With Washington crimping visas for visiting Indian workers, some companies such as Mumbai-based Aegis Communications are slowly hiring workers locally as their largest corporate customers are based in

Indian American student pleads not guilty to hate crime

New York: An Indian American student accused of driving his roommate to suicide by secretly streaming his dorm-room tryst with another man pleaded not guilty to a hate crime and other charges. A former Rutgers, New Jersey State University freshman, Dharun Ravi, 19, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the most

‘Yeh hai meri India’ – in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa: “Yeh hai meri India!” the coffee shop steward greets Indian visitors cheerily at the Hilton Addis Ababa as he pours a cuppa. Asked if he has been to India, the Ethiopian says no, but quotes the line from a Bollywood hit whose name he does not remember. “India is growing fast, helping Ethiopia,”

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