March 16, 2001
She didn't have to die...
Julie Sherali died of leukemia at 23, but she didn't have to. Her best friend recalls the futile hunt for bone marrow that would have saved Julie, and the apathy and ignorance that prevails among the South Asian community towards the disease.
March 15, 2001
The parallel lives of Shashi Tharoor
Top UN bureaucrat and writer Shashi Tharoor has no problem juggling his two favourite occupations. His latest book, Riot will be released in India in August.
March 14, 2001
Indian writers on a roll
It's the season for Indian authors in the US. From Manil Suri to Vineeta Vijayaraghavan, the list of bestselling desi authors grows longer each day.
March 13, 2001
An American desi's dream
Piyush Dinker Pandya always wanted to make films. His dream will be realised this weekend when his maiden venture, American Desi, is released across 40 movie halls in the US.
March 12, 2001
Bobby Piyush Jindal is only 29. But that didn't stop US President George Bush from appointing him as an assistant seceretary in the Health and Humans Services, which would make him the highest ranking Indian-American in the new Government.
March 10, 2001
Lockerbie, Kanishka lawyers meet
Authorities in British Columbia have initiated a process to directly indict the two key suspects in the 1985 Air-India bombings instead of going through lengthy preliminary hearings.
He's the Guru of Sex
Jimi Mistry, who played one of Om Puri's sons in the hit comedy drama, East Is East, plays the male lead in Guru of Sex, based on a story idea by Shekar Kapur who will also be the movie's co-producer.
There's the Enemy at the Gates!
Like the Westerns, war movies are also scarce phenomenon in today's Hollywood. But with the award-winner and box-office hit, Saving Private Ryan, Hollywood is gingerly coming forward to produce war epics.
March 9, 2001
'Religions are like human beings'
He's been described as the ambassador to every religion. Meet Huston Smith, best-selling author, philosopher and teacher, who at a sprightly 81, insists that all faiths preach essentially the same things.