Diaspora

Indian diaspora chefs elevating Indian cuisines

Indian diaspora chefs elevating Indian cuisines

September 26, 2020

Over the past few years, chefs belonging to the Indian diaspora have won top honours for their culinary delights and also own well-known restaurant and food chains in several countries. Whether it is through their cookbooks or their restaurants, these chefs have expanded the fan ...

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Seven Indian-Americans in Forbes’ list of wealthiest people in US

Seven Indian-Americans in Forbes’ list of wealth...

September 14, 2020

Sixty-one-year-old Jay Chaudhry, CEO of cybersecurity firm ZScaler, has been named the richest Indian American in the rankings for 2020 released by Forbes magazine, which goes on to list six other Persons of Indian Origin amongst the 400 richest persons in the United States. Inte...

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Indian-origin Pritam Singh becomes Singapore’s first Leader of Opposition

Indian-origin Pritam Singh becomes Singapore’s f...

September 7, 2020

Pritam Singh, Singapore’s Indian-origin politician and the secretary-general of the Worker’s Party in the country, was designated as the Leader of the Opposition on last Monday, August 31. The city-state’s Parliament of Singapore conferred the duties and privileges ...

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Fate of 800,000 Indian workers in doubt over Kuwait’s expat quota

Fate of 800,000 Indian workers in doubt over Kuwai...

August 22, 2020

About a million Indian workers in Kuwait could be asked to pack bags and return home as Kuwait’s Parliament discusses a bill to limit the number of expats in the Sheikhdom. The tiny oil-rich Arab nation of Kuwait has a problem of plenty. Not just oil, which has made it the nati...

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Kamala Harris: Democrats Trump card

Kamala Harris: Democrats Trump card

August 12, 2020

Almost seven months after her efforts to win Democratic Party’s nomination for presidential election failed, Kamala Harris, a Person of Indian Origin (PIO), gets back into electoral fray as potential vice president on Democratic ticket. After weeks of deliberations, Democrats...

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Indian diaspora to play key role in US elections 2020

Indian diaspora to play key role in US elections 2...

August 2, 2020

Indian diaspora in US accounts for over 1.5 million registered voters. Little wonder then that both the Republicans and Democrats are wooing Indian Americans for November’s Presidential elections. In September last year, when over 50,000 Indians gathered for the hyped up Howdy ...

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Covid-19 turns Indian students’ overseas dreams into nightmare

Covid-19 turns Indian students’ overseas dreams ...

July 21, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on nearly two million Indian students who were planning to go overseas for further studies, but have been trapped in India. The global education system has also been hit hard by Covid-19.

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Indian origin leader likely to be President of Suriname

Indian origin leader likely to be President of Sur...

July 1, 2020

A former Dutch colony in Latin America, Suriname, is home to a sizeable population of persons of Indian origin. A PIO is likely to take over as President of the country next month.

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Work in progress for PBD 2021 & Know India programme, says MEA

Work in progress for PBD 2021 & Know India pr...

June 16, 2020

Vande Bharat Mission, touted as the world’s largest repatriation programme, has played a crucial role in bringing about 80,000 Indians stuck abroad back home in view of the pandemic. Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary, Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) & Overseas Indian Affairs (OI...

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Vande Bharat Mission brings respite, to Indian students overseas

Vande Bharat Mission brings respite, to Indian stu...

May 16, 2020

Though belatedly, the Indian government has moved to help bring back some of the Indians who got stranded overseas. To be meaningful, much more needs to be done.

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