• Norman Borlaug, India’s annadaata, dies at 95

    New Delhi: Long before Mr. Bush and Dr. Rice came by to leapfrog U.S-India ties to a new level, it was Prof. Wheat who jump-started and nourished the relationship. Norman Borlaug, the genial scientist-pacifist who died of cancer in Dallas on Saturday, was as much India’s ‘annadaata’ as he was the Father of India’s Green Revolution.

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  • Sal Man and the Future of Learning

    He’s Bill Gates’ favorite teacher. The billionaire tech badshah uses Sal’s online videos to tutor his children Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe. BusinessWeek magazine called him the ''Math Moses,'' and Fortune listed him among 40 hottest business stars under 40.

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  • Bharara

    Washington: For some, he’s the scourge of Wall Street; for others, he’s the sheriff of the financial district. And don’t forget his targeting of terrorists.

    Preet Bharara’s journey to prosecutorial limelight in New York City’s battle against terrorism and white collar shenanigans is built on a spotless reputation paved with professional elan, political rectitude, and not the least, the famed immigrant ethic.

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  • Up, Up, Upma!:
    Top Indian chef in NY
    wins $ 100,000 culinary prize with humble tiffin snack

    Bangalore/Washington: South of the Vindhyas where it is a breakfast and 'tiffin' staple, the humble upma is sometimes derisively dismissed as ''fertilizer'' by snobbish foodies.

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  • Immigrant America and Patel Tales
    U.S has more than 145,000 Patels; and 72642 Singhs

    Washington: When word emerged last week that there was a single winning ticket for the $ 338 Powerball lottery that had rolled over without a winner for several weeks, it seemed a no-brainer that the ticket would have been sold by a Patel.

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  • Me and you and a school named BHU

    In discussions about great Indian institutions and universities, particularly when one is living in the U.S., India’s IITs and IIMs dominate the conversation. Many of its alumni are successful and wealthy, some famous. Spread over the world but with greater concentration in America, they have annual conferences, reunions, fundraisers etc., that keep themselves and their institutions in the news.

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  • B Raman, India’s seasoned spymaster and trenchant US critic, dies at 77

    June 13, 2013

    WASHINGTON: His last tweet on May 30, as he battled the final stages of terminal cancer, read, "Hanumanji willing, should be back home coming Saturday."

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  • Re-Morse Code

    June 16, 2013

    The telegram - which over 60 years brought news of joy, sorrow in its distinctive, staccato style to Indians - is on its deathbed. Sunday Times savours memories of its life, and some gems sent over the wires.

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  • The Graduation: Convocation of Speeches

    June 13, 2013

    Over the past few weeks, several friends and family members from India have been coming to America to attend the graduation ceremony of their children, the months of May-June being the season of convocations and commencements.

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  • Bose, sound pioneer and solid teacher, falls silent

    Washington: It all began because he wanted music in the background when he was writing his doctoral thesis. The way Amar Gopal Bose recounted the story, he went out and bought the best garden-variety speakers, but the sound and timbre it produced just didn’t cut it. He was also a young violinist by then, and to his keen ears, the sublime Stradivarius was a tinny and incomplete experience coming through uni-directional speakers.

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