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Dispatches from USA

American idol

Indian-born Newsweek International editor Zakaria has emerged as the new posterboy of US national television. He has a non-fussy way of analysing world politics. Zia Haq writes.

Ganesh goes overseas for Indian devotees!

Lord Ganesh may traditionally have a tiny mouse for a mount, but the portly elephant-headed god is now travelling across the seven seas - into the homes of Indians abroad for the Ganpati festival!

Fundraising Gala by Sankara Eye Foundation

To raise funds for the upcoming Sankara Eye Hospital (SEH) in Anand, Gujarat, the Focus Gujarat Group of Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) hosted a fundraising gala in California, reports Shalini Kathuria Narang.

Annual recognition for Indians

Indians for Collective Action honors founders of Jaipur Foot Factory, Ruchika Social Service Organization and Global Fund for Women. Shalini Kathuria Narang writes in from California.

American Indians ready to go political

Having excelled in almost every field, Indian-Americans are now preparing to flex their muscles in US politics.

US museum honours Indian woman designer

Acclaimed Mumbai designer Meera Mahadevia presents her latest collection of fashion and accessories at Newark Museum, New Jersey.

Indian wins Emmy for photo editing

New York resident Geeta Gandbhir receives the Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing in Non-fiction Programming.

Lord Ganesh gets a Rath Yatra in New York

The Ganesh Chaturthi fest at the Hindu Temple, Flushing, concludes with a Rath Yatra. Lord Ganesh is the presiding deity of this temple, one of the oldest in North America.

'Movies not an instrument of reforms'

Gulzar says the movies record the ethos of society at the time of their making and are not an instrument of reforms.

South Asian NGO donates pizzas

EyeBLINK began its 'pizza party', an innovative drive to donate pizzas to several homeless shelters across New York every day for five days.

Indian Americans push for 'improved' bill

An advocacy group, US-India Political Action Committee, said it would push for a fairer law that would let the brightest to stay permanently.

Indian-Americans versus migrant Indians

The Defeated Senate bill had points-based citizenship criteria that may have benefited new seekers, reports Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.

Networking portal for Indian Americans

An Indian American has created a new social networking and community website designed for the large Indian population in the US.

South Asians living in USA favour Democrats

Exit polls of four Senate elections last November show that at an average 87 per cent of South Asians vote for the Democratic Party, reports Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.
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