April 7, 2001
Chaka Khan to perform at Zgold Awards
Chaka Khan, the seven time Grammy Award winner, will join Steven Seagal, the star of the current hit, Exit Wounds, on April 28th at the Zgold Bollywood awards at the Nassau Coliseum, New York.
Father surrenders 'abducted' infant in court
Software engineer Narsi Reddy Tippireddy , accused of abducting his 11-month old daughter from his estranged wife, returned the infant in a Chicago court .
Is dead flesh delicious?
Mad cow, and now the foot and mouth disease ravaging Europe has given the vegetarian movement in the US a major shot in the arm.
April 6, 2001
Judge finds NY imam innocent
The case against a Bangladeshi imam accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in his congregation was dismissed by a judge who said an interpreter had incorrectly translated parts of the boy's testimony and new evidence had been discovered.
Shaadi@Barbaadi.com takes on relationships
Bollywood couple Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat will test their relationship on stage -- embarking on a 21-show trip in the United States.
A school for the disfranchised
The idealistic Rajiv Vinnakota kicked up a top job at a firm of consultants to take on the mission of educating deserving children from impoverished backgrounds.
April 5, 2001
Jersey Republicans woo desis
The Republican Party in New Jersey has taken note of the rising Indian population, and perhaps in an effort to shed its anti-minority image, appointed Pradip (Peter) Kothari, to run for a seat in Middlesex.
TiEcon plans to go 'back to basics'
Entrepreneurship: Back to Basics will be the theme of TiEcon 2001, the flagship event of The IndUS Entrepreneurs, on June 23-24 in Santa Clara, California.
He chronicles the Silicon Raj
Photographer Rick Rocamora has a mission. He is tracking the achievement of Indian Americans frame by frame.
April 4, 2001
'Internet will survive the gloom'
The Rediff US Interview/Dr Gururaj Deshpande.
April 3, 2001
An ounce of bronze in an ocean of snow
When Dr Nag Rao arrived in Alaska in 1970 he was an ethnic anomaly. But it didn't take long for him to set down roots and today he spins songs and raises hell in the state.
April 2, 2001
'Buddha' climbs into fifth place
For several weeks, Karen Armstrong's lucidly written and engagingly narrated Buddha has been making inroads into regional best-selling lists across America. This week, it shot into the national best-sellers list.
Survey shows Silicon Valley loath to give
Even before the Silicon Valley hi-tech world started bleeding six months ago as one high-flying firm after another tumbled, the Valley culture was dictated by all work and little incentive to give money for charity -- or voluntary work.
'Spy Kids' adds a new dimension
Hollywood is not famous for taking risks, but Dimension, an arm of Walt Disney, did take one last year. It signed director Robert Rodriguez, known for his horror (From Dusk Till Dawn) and suspense films (The Faculty) to direct a kid's movie -- a James Bond for kids, in fact.
Wheat complexions and pink cheeks
Ms Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni pens a apecial short story on the Indian obsession with skin colour and the role in played in her life