Diaspora

“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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Unemployment pushes Malayalee exodus to return to Gulf

Unemployment pushes Malayalee exodus to return to ...

March 9, 2021

Gijo Panchachikkal, 51, worked in Bahrain as a manager in a private automobile firm for over 10 years. However, in November 2020, Panchachikkal was forced to go back to Kerala as he lost his job due to the pandemic. Since then, he has been trying to run a business in Kerala by as...

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Swati Mohan: From Star Trek to mission Mars

Swati Mohan: From Star Trek to mission Mars

February 22, 2021

As NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars on February 18, after seven months in space, it was Indian-American scientist Swati Mohan who confirmed the mission’s success. “Touchdown confirmed! Perseverance is safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs o...

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Through the lens of young Indian diaspora

Through the lens of young Indian diaspora

February 15, 2021

“When I entered London for the first time, I was nervous and excited; ready, albeit a little apprehensive, to begin my time at university. I expected that the coming years would be full of new people and experiences, some slightly bland British food, a little bit of culture sho...

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Indian diaspora seen through government lens: From patriots to pariahs

Indian diaspora seen through government lens: From...

February 10, 2021

For the first six years of his rule as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi could not tire of singing praises of the Indian diaspora, especially as he flitted in and out of close to 100 nations, often marking the first-ever visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the country. His outreach ...

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Indian-origin artists shaping contemporary art

Indian-origin artists shaping contemporary art

January 18, 2021

“Contemporary art is the art of today, produced in the second half of the 20th century or in the 21st century. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world, they have moved away from the traditional method of using ...

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