Diaspora

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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Real outcomes for Atmanirbhar Bharat from a virtual PBD2021: Sanjay Bhattacharyya

Real outcomes for Atmanirbhar Bharat from a virtua...

January 9, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention later today. The convention has all the makings of a usual PBD, including a chief guest Chandrikapersad Santokhi, a PIO who was elected President of Suriname last year. The theme of the ...

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Indian expats who made a fortune in the Gulf

Indian expats who made a fortune in the Gulf

January 3, 2021

Apart from the Philippines, India sends the largest number of expatriates to the Gulf Cooperation Countries which significantly contributes to their economies through the billions of dollars remitted back to their homes by the migrants. A report by UNDESA notes how Indian workers...

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5 Indian diaspora actors that ruled 2020

5 Indian diaspora actors that ruled 2020

December 31, 2020

This year, two Indian actors starred in shows that were trending on Twitter within hours of their release on Netflix. Tamil-Canadian newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who plays the lead in Mindy Kaling’s new show Never Have I Ever and London-born actor Rahul Kohli, with his hor...

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Indian diaspora to help Biden create the ‘New America’

Indian diaspora to help Biden create the ‘New Am...

December 21, 2020

After weeks of efforts by US President Donald Trump to overturn the result, the electoral college last week affirmed Democrat Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 American election. With that, the focus is set to shift to the incoming team nominated by Biden to help run a country that h...

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From Howdy Modi to how dare Modi, asks Indian diaspora

From Howdy Modi to how dare Modi, asks Indian dias...

December 11, 2020

“As the Punjab-born descendant of farmers, my heart breaks to see Punjabi farmers assaulted for protesting Indian govt’s pro-big-corporation farm bill that will destroy their farms, way of life, and culture. Hear them, meet with them, & compromise, PM Modi,” tweeted...

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