Events

Mar 2019
Mar 2019

Chinmaya Mission Atlanta hosts Hindustani music show to promote local talent

The Chinmaya Mission hosted an afternoon of Hindustani instrumental music to promote local classical talent in Atlanta, GA. Friends of the Chinmaya Mission came in large numbers to support the free event.

Chinmaya Mission was established in India in 1953 by devotees of the world-renowned Vedanta teacher, Swami Chinmayananda.  Guided by his vision, devotees all around the world formed the nucleus of a spiritual movement that now encompasses a wide range of spiritual, educational, and charitable activities.

Mar 2019

Eros International Rings Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange for premiere of New Original Series – Metro Park

Eros Now, the digital South Asian entertainment platform owned by Eros International, has announced the release of its latest original digital series, Metro Park, on March 3.

A light-hearted comedy, Metro Park revolves around a Gujarati family based in suburban New Jersey. To celebrate the launch of the series, Prem Parameswaran, Group Chief Financial Officer and President of North America, and actor Omi Vaidya, one of the stars of Metro Park, rang the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

The story begins with Kannan and Kinjal, a young couple, moving out of their small apartment in New York City to New Jersey to stay closer to Kinjal's sister Payal, and her husband Kalpesh.

With Indian values at its core, this comedy highlights different quirky Indian characters, cultural differences, modern relationships and age gaps. The show aims to build an instant connection with Indian audiences globally. Characters in the series are played by Ranvir Shorey (Kalpesh), Purbi Joshi (Payal), Omi Vaidya (Kannan) and Vega Timotia (Kinjal). Pitobash Tripathy is featured in the comic role of an Assistant to Kalpesh.

Charity gala night in South Carolina benefits eye hospital in Ujjain, India

More than 300 people gathered from all over the Carolinas to participate in a fundraising gala night to help build an eye hospital in Ujjain, India. The project will be called Shiv Gnan Motilal hospital.In an inspiring speech, Dr Supen Patel of Florence, S...

Indian short film wins Oscar

A documentary shot in India that deals with the taboos surrounding menstruation has won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 2019 Academy Awards in Los Angeles. ‘Period. End of Sentence’ was produced by Indian filmmaker Guneet Monga, in coll...

Indian short film wins Oscar

A documentary shot in India that deals with the taboos surrounding menstruation has won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 2019 Academy Awards in Los Angeles. ‘Period. End of Sentence’ was produced by Indian filmmaker Guneet Monga, in coll...

Infosys unveils Innovation Center in Rhode Island

Infosys president Ravi Kumar at the event in Rhode Island Infosys, the global IT company, has announced a multi-year partnership with the State of Rhode Island to establish an Infosys Design and Innovation Hub. Infosys will also hire 500 American workers i...

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Anil Sethi Raises $17 mln for health tech startup

Ciitizen, a healthcare data startup co-founded by ex-Apple lead Anil Sethi, has raised $17 million in its most recent funding round — with input from another tech giant. Sethi's last company, a personal health records platform called Gliimpse, was acquired...

Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) Named Chair of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigation

US Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., has been named the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. “I am honored to chair the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. I’ve always believed that the United States has a du...

VA STEM champion Seshaiyer to receive honorary doctorate

George Mason University professor and STEM advocate Padmanabhan “Padhu” Seshaiyer has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to scientific excellence and social impact by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Padhu will receive an honorary doctorate fo...

67 US lawmakers attend Capitol Hill reception for new Indian Ambassador Shringla

CAPTION: Harsh Shringla, India's newly-appointed Ambassador to the US, right, with TV Asia chairman and CEO Padma Shri H R Shah, at the Congressional reception on Feb 7. In a show of unprecedented bipartisan support, 67 lawmakers from both chambers of the ...

UCLA history professor wins $500K prestigious award

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a professor of history whose scholarship focuses on the encounters between Asians, Europeans and indigenous and colonial Americans from 1400 through 1800, has been named a laureate of the Dan David Prize in recognition of his contribut...

Indiana’s Gurinder Singh Khalsa presented with Rosa Parks Trailblazer award

Philanthropist and entrepreneur, Gurinder Singh Khalsa, has been presented with the prestigious Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign that forced US authorities change their policy towards headgear of the Sikh community. Indianapolis-based Khalsa, 4...