Diaspora

Pooh or Parvati: Overseas Indian respond

Pooh or Parvati: Overseas Indian respond

June 6, 2021

Bollywood is not only the largest film industry of India and the world, but is also the lens through which the entire world, especially Indians living aboard, view and reconnect to the Indian society and their culture. However, over the years, most Indian films have been alienati...

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Indian dance styles gain traction in US

Indian dance styles gain traction in US

June 1, 2021

The neon pink and purple fog, strip lights illuminating the glossy wooden studio and a trendy hip-hop style outfit are just some of the classic elements of Tanishq Joshi’s (@taneesky) Instagram posts. But the background is only an accessory to his sharp and fluid moves, which a...

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Indian-South African musicians’ concerts from home become global hit

Indian-South African musicians’ concerts from ho...

May 17, 2021

For Johannesburg-based Indian origin musicians, Chitra Perumal, Pooven Pillay, Lexy Shunmoogam, Kreasan Moodley and a few others, past few months have been extremely busy. They have been rehearsing, performing, organising virtual concerts and connecting to Indian classical music-...

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Indian-American doctors help rescue India from Covid-19 second wave

Indian-American doctors help rescue India from Cov...

May 11, 2021

Dr Avinash Gupta and Geeta Gupta have just finished a 10-hour shift at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in New Jersey, United States. Now at home, they are gearing up for a different kind of shift. They will dedicate three hours to treating and talking to Covid-19 patients...

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Indian diaspora in UK helps homeland amid healthcare collapse

Indian diaspora in UK helps homeland amid healthca...

April 30, 2021

While the eye-witnesses of the total collapse of the healthcare system in India are getting used to the unfortunate reality, photographs of helpless citizens begging for oxygen for their relatives who are struggling to breathe amidst the Covid-19 surge has shocked and moved the I...

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“We feel safe unlike Chinese citizens in India”: Indian diaspora in China

“We feel safe unlike Chinese citizens in Ind...

April 25, 2021

“You will not feel alienated or insecure if you live there. Media here might have been criticised for other reasons but they have not been aggressive in their portrayal of India. We are aware that there have been tensions on the border for almost a year now but there is no hatr...

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Two more Indian-American women in Biden administration

Two more Indian-American women in Biden administra...

April 18, 2021

On April 14, 2021, Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate 10 members of his administration to key positions in agencies like the Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, and Department of Energy. They include Meera Joshi and R...

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Food, festivals & other things that Indian diaspora misses

Food, festivals & other things that Indian di...

April 9, 2021

“You don’t know what you have got till it is gone,” says 28-year old Rekha Acharya who is pursuing a PhD degree in Physics from Michigan State University in the United States. Acharya belongs to New Delhi, the Indian capital city, and had moved to the US for higher studies....

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6.15 million people used Vande Bharat Mission till phase 10

6.15 million people used Vande Bharat Mission till...

April 3, 2021

It has been almost an year when Vande Bharat Mission was launched on May 6,2020 to help Indians stranded in different parts of the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing shut down of international travel. In the initial phases, the stranded passengers were selected on...

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Working part-time makes us independent & responsible: Indian diaspora students

Working part-time makes us independent & resp...

March 19, 2021

Parul Priyadarshi, a 24-year-old actuarial science student at London’s City University, had always dreamt of working in an old bookshop. She wanted to spend lazy afternoons and quiet evenings at a bookstore, away from the noise of the busy city; arranging and finding books, whi...

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