Diaspora

Indian diaspora concerned over Bulli Bai, Sulli Deals and Haridwar hate assembly

Indian diaspora concerned over Bulli Bai, Sulli De...

January 17, 2022

The Indian diaspora has voiced concerns over growing Islamophobia in India in view of recent incidents like Bulli Bai and Sulli Deals apps, targeting Muslim women as well as the Haridwar hate assembly. The diaspora groups lash out at “the communal hate and the provocative speec...

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Harpreet Chandi: First woman of colour to reach South Pole solo

Harpreet Chandi: First woman of colour to reach So...

January 6, 2022

Slowly sledging in the snow withstanding the extreme temperature of -50° C with wind speeds up to 420 kmph, Captain Harpreet Chandi completed her journey to one of the ends of the Earth. In just 40 days she completed her 4200 km journey inspiring women across the globe. During h...

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Leena Nair, first Indian-origin CEO of French firm Chanel

Leena Nair, first Indian-origin CEO of French firm...

December 15, 2021

On December 14, 52-year-old Leena Nair, was chosen by Chanel, a French luxury brand, as its Global CEO. The company said that Nair was chosen to ensure “long term success” of the company. Chanel said it recognised Nair as a “visionary leader whose ability to champion a long...

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Discriminations dog diaspora Dalits

Discriminations dog diaspora Dalits

November 24, 2021

India’s abhorrent caste system, which began more than 2,000 years ago, has historically led to oppression, violence and disenfranchisement against those belonging to lower castes, especially Dalits or those from Scheduled Castes (SC), earlier known as the “Untouchables.” Al...

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Kamal Singh: India’s first ballet dancer at English National Ballet School

Kamal Singh: India’s first ballet dancer at Engl...

October 18, 2021

Growing up in Vikaspuri, South West Delhi, as the son of an e-rickshaw driver, 17-year-old Kamal Singh never imagined he would become a professional dancer, let alone in one of the rarest traditional arts seen in India: ballet. “I always liked to dance at family parties and lik...

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Indian-American is world’s youngest chess Grand Master

Indian-American is world’s youngest chess Grand ...

October 9, 2021

Son of an Indian-origin software professional parents, Indian-origin chess player Abhimanyu Mishra was born and has been brought up in New Jersey in the United States. While other children at the tender age of two and a half years learn to play with toys, Abhimanyu Mishra was bei...

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Indian diaspora strides ahead in US research sector

Indian diaspora strides ahead in US research secto...

September 16, 2021

The global rush to manufacture vaccines since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has hugely reiterated the immense importance for each country to possess a vibrant scientific research and development ecosystem. For decades, the United States has held the leadership in this domain...

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Indian diaspora divided over discrimination

Indian diaspora divided over discrimination

August 21, 2021

Amid the rapidly advancing Taliban takeover of Afghanistan this week, the Ministry of External Affairs declared in a statement that India would facilitate a safe return for members of the Sikh and Hindu communities stranded in the war-torn country. This pointed exclusion from ext...

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Indian diaspora’s rise in the global political arena

Indian diaspora’s rise in the global political a...

August 6, 2021

On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris, an American Indian, became not only the first woman of colour to take the office of the Vice President of the United States, she also was the first woman ever to hold that position, making her one of the most powerful and influential figures in...

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United by country, divided by ideology

United by country, divided by ideology

July 31, 2021

It is often said that it is the environment that you are in those shapes you, it moulds your perspectives, your opinions, and your view of the world, from your favourite ice cream flavour to your political leanings. For Indian Americans, that comes as a mixed bag because they gro...

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