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Anti-Hinduism Booklet: Southern Baptists Declare War on 7 Congressmen
The Southern Baptists, having refused to back down from the infamous booklet against Hinduism it mailed to 40,000 of its churches and affiliated institutions, are now denouncing seven members of the Congress who wrote them a strongly-worded letter against the booklet, demanding its withdrawal.
Canada to Make It Easier for Students, Professionals Become Citizens
Worried over its aging population, a slow birth rate and the shortage of professionals in areas as high tech, medicine and nursing, Canada is pledging to boost immigration to a dramatic high -- at least 300,000 a year.
Vedanta in Real Life
For a long time Lakshmi Sukumar has been telling her guru, Swami Chidananda, that she would love to get involved in a humanitarian cause on a long-going basis. Last week not only did she give something tangible to an Indian family, but she also got her family involved in the act.
Chutney Popcorn Bound For Berlin
One of the youngest film-makers in America, Nisha Ganatra, will have her first feature film competing at one of the oldest and most respected film festivals in the world.
Rekhi's Payback Time Comes With $ 5 Million Donation
FFE, a Santa Clara-based non-profit organization, helps talented, but poor students in India to complete their high school and college. Many students that FFE has helped are in medical and engineering schools in India.
Have Questions About Hinduism: Ask Aunt Beth
The sight of an elderly white woman leading discussions and activities at the Sri Meenakshi Temple and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Houston may surprise some newcomers to the city. But to local Hindu residents, Beth Kulkarni, who was recently elected as the president of the VHP of America's Houston branch, is a strong member of the Hindu parivar.
Bollywood's Millennium Jinx
According to box office figures released by Hollywood trade publication, Daily Variety,Dharmesh Darshan's Mela and T Rama Rao's Bulandi, had mediocre box office openings in the first three days of release.
Making Sense of Cricket in New York
'I was jealous of cricket because it took the attention of the boys away from me. I wanted to be the object of their concentration, subject of their fiercest passions and the most precious of their possessions. I wanted to be that cricket ball,' Shoba Narayan on her wicket, wicket ways.
Demand for Compulsory Cab Shields Mounts
The family of Mohammadullah Saighani, an Afghan medical doctor who drove a cab in Toronto because he could not practise medicine, believes he would still be alive if his cab had a dividing shield.
How John Malkovich God-Fathered Sivan's The Terrorist
John Malkovich noted in his NYT article that Santosh Sivan's film had 'an absolutely hypnotic performance by a young actress called Ayesha Dharkar, whose presence graces nearly every frame'.
Demonstrations Against Rocker Planned
'Many of us call African Americans kallus,' says Simran Singh, a recent graduate of a New York University. 'Rocker may deserve to be suspended from the Atlanta Braves for a season or two but who will punish the bigots in us?'
My Own New York
'Honking cabbies, stinking urine, homeless beggars, strident activists and all -- the parallels between India and New York are remarkable. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else,' says Shoba Narayan.
Deepak Chopra Loses Case
A 12-member jury unanimously rejected Dr Deepak Chopra's claim in a San Diego court that a former co-worker had stalked him and had tried to blackmail him for $ 50,000.
Three Cousins And A Canteen
Komala Nivas provides some pure Madras sapad -- sambar, rasam, the works. All this bang in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Give John Rocker A Gandhian Lesson: Andrew Young
The former Atlanta mayor suggests the racist baseball star ought to be given a 'face-saving' option.
A Desi Goes Shopping in America
Shopping in America is doubly exciting because of the 'sales' that pop up everywhere -- dollar-day sales, Christmas sales, the day-after-Christmas sale and so on, says Padma Ramachandran.
Indians Score On Intel Talent Search
The Intel Corporation and Science Service on January 10 awarded $ 600,000 to 300 students from across the country, as well as to the schools they attend.
American Business Backs Pact With India
With this, the wrangling over the restrictions that has been going on for more than four years has come to an end.
Madhur Jaffrey Cooks Up Several Ventures
Meet the indefatigable lady who's made her mark in theater, cinema, journalism, cook book writing, television hosting, consulting for Indian restaurants and being a mother.
Madhur Jaffrey's Vegetarian World
In her latest book, World Vegetarian, she offers 650 meatless recipes from across the globe.
The Cup Benefit Shows Set In NY, LA
And unlike other movies with Buddhist backgrounds, it's expected to have a good run.
'Tomorrow's world' talk
Sixth Sense Wins People's Choice Award
The spooky film directed by Manoj 'Night' Shyamalan about a boy who sees dead people makes its point.
Indian Women Win Web Award
Deb Agarwal, a top scientist at a national laboratory, and Radha Ramaswami Basu, a high-tech entrepreneur, were among those honored by Women on the Web.
She Helps Computers Heal Themselves
Radha Ramaswami Basu's support.com develops software that checks and fixes glitches without human intervention.
Chhotabhai Patel's Son Lived His Father's Dream
Ronald Patel, who made a name as one of the best editors in the country, died recently.
Big Boost for Indian Canadian Candidate
Ujjal Dosanjh's chances for premiership get a big boost as Joy MacPhail steps out of the race.
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