Diaspora

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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Indian Americans’ hegemony in Spelling Bee contests

Indian Americans’ hegemony in Spelling Bee conte...

July 22, 2021

At the recently concluded finals of the National Spelling Bee contest 2021, Zaila Avant-Grande, stunned her Indian rivals and went on to become the first African-American to win the contest in 96 years. Avant-Garde beat 10 other rivals in the finals, nine of whom were Indian-Amer...

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Philanthropy back home by Indian diaspora

Philanthropy back home by Indian diaspora

July 11, 2021

Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase in charitable donations and interest in humanitarian causes among Indians living abroad. Although there is a lack of annual systematic data regarding the philanthropic activities of the Indian diaspora worldwide, a study...

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5 Indian-origin CEOs of successful start-ups in North America

5 Indian-origin CEOs of successful start-ups in No...

June 25, 2021

For decades, first-or second-generation immigrants of Indian origin have worked in some of the most highly valued tech companies in America. Their accomplishments have been recognised by US President Joe Biden, who in his March 3 interaction with NASA scientists remarked, “Indi...

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Satya Nadella replaces John Thompson as Microsoft chairman

Satya Nadella replaces John Thompson as Microsoft ...

June 19, 2021

The Indian-origin CEO was unanimously elected as chairman of the Microsoft board making Nadella the only person after Bill Gates to act as both CEO and chairman of Microsoft since past two decades. Nadella has succeeded John Thompson, who will return to the role of lead independe...

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Indian diaspora in US divided over discrimination

Indian diaspora in US divided over discrimination

June 14, 2021

One in two Indian-Americans reported being discriminated against in the United States this past year, especially on the basis of skin colour, says a survey, Social Realities of Indian Americans: Results from the 2020 Indian American Attitudes Survey Indian American Attitudes Surv...

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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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