Mar 2019
Mar 2019

Indian American Edridge D’Souza of Univ. of Mass wins 2019 Churchill Scholarship

An Indian American student from Massachusetts Edridge D’Souza is only one of 15 undergraduates nationwide to earn the prestigious 2019 Churchill Scholarship for a year of post-graduate study in genetics at the University of Cambridge in England. The intern

Mar 2019

Oklahoma State Univ. academic Jindal Shah receives prestigious science award

Jindal Shah of Oklahoma State University has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, Program award. Shah is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the university’s Stillwater campus.

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India’s Inito is 1st medical startup to secure funding from Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator

Inito, a Bangalore-based medical technology startup, has been selected by Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator in their Winter ’19 Cohort. By doing so, it becomes the first Indian medical device startup to be supported by Silicon Valley-based Y Combinator, the st...

Indian American star Mindy Kaling lands comedy drama on Netflix

Actress Mindy Kaling, who has Indian roots, is set to work on a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy show on Netflix. "I'm joining the Netflix family. Lang Fisher and I are working on a brand new Netflix TV comedy about the life of a modern day first...

Study says Asian Indians in US at highest risk of death from heart disease, stroke

Photo: Lead author of the study, Dr Latha Palaniappan of Stanford University A study funded by the National Institutes of Health and headed by Dr Latha Palaniappan of Stanford University says risks of death from heart disease and stroke are among the highe...

Indian American investment group acquires Dallas-based American Bank for $55M

Photo: From left, Mital Patel, Mehul Patel and Chirag Patel Bright Force Holding, an investment group led by Mehul Patel, Chirag Patel, and Mital Patel, has acquired American Bank, N.A., a community bank in North Dallas, TX, with roughly $55 million in ass...

Sabrina Singh named press secretary for Cory Booker presidential bid

Sabrina Singh, formerly deputy communications director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), will join New Jersey Senator Cory Booker's 2020 presidential campaign as national press secretary. Prior to her DNC role, Singh was a regional communication...

Ravi Patel co-founded snack, that ‘Saves Lives’ introduces new bar for kids

Social impact brand “This Bar Saves Life,” which is co-founded by actor and entrepreneur Ravi Patel, has announced a new addition to its collection: new kid snack bars. The company offers gluten-free, kosher and non-GMO snack bars to raise money to fight s...

SFO drone startup FlytBase beats startups from 18 countries to win global contest in Japan

FlytBase Labs, a San Francisco and Pune-based drone technology startup, has won the grand winner award in the grand finale of NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) Data Open Innovation Contest 9.0 which held in Tokyo on March 13-14. The international contes...

A R Rahman-mentored prodigy pianist wins $1 million on CBS talent show

Lydian Nadhaswaram and his father Varshan Satish with The World's Best's host James Corden and judges Faith Hill, RuPaul Charles and Drew Barrymore. Picture courtesy: Twitter/Faith Hill After dazzling judges and audiences around the world right from his fi...

HBO names filmmaker Nirav Bhakta finalist in Short Film Competition

HBO has selected Indian American filmmaker Nirav Bhakta as a finalist for the third annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a short film competition which showcases cinematic storytellers of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Bhakta was chosen for his ...

2 Indian professors at Cornell Univ. named for prestigious career awards

Photo:  Siddhartha Banerjee Cornell University, NY, has announced that six of its assistant professors, including 2 Indian Americans Siddhartha Banerjee and Jayadev Acharya, have been named recipients of the prestigious National Science Foundation Early Ca...