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Diaspora

Indian American becomes the first South Asian Judge in California Court

California, USA (CU)_ Indian American Vaibhav Mittal was appointed as a judge to the Orange County Superior Court by California Governor Jerry Brown. Mittal was the first person of South Asian ancestry to be elected to this position. The 39-year-old Democrat was appointed as the County Court's next judge, replacing Judge Ronald L Bauer. He formerly served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Central District of California until being elevated to Deputy Chief post, a position he has held since 2019. Mittal graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with degrees in…  political science and electrical engineering. Before attending New...

Indian American establishes International University of Vedic Wellness in Chicago

Chicago, India (CU)_ A prominent Indian American community leader Dr. Mrs Santosh Kumar has established an International University of Vedic Wellness in the greater Chicago region. On the 48th death anniversary of her father Shambu Dayal Kulshresthra, Mrs Santosh Kumar took this bold and innovative step and launched the university. According to a press release, the university's goal is to educate, preserve, and develop the ideals and values of...

Indian American students raise awareness against ADHD

California, USA (CU)_ Three Indian American high school students from Lincolnshire, Illinois' Adlai E. Stevenson High School have started a campaign to increase awareness about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Riya Khandelwal, Meha Krishnareddigari, and Gulnaaz Sayyad, senior students of Illinois high school, launched the ADHD awareness campaign in 2020. The three Indian American youngsters formed the ‘Project A Squared: ADHD Awareness' group, which launched its campaign in late 2020. They...

Young Australian of Sri Lankan heritage leading one of the world’s most valuable start-ups

SYDNEY (CU)_Amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, online platforms became increasingly popular as more people worked from home. From video-sharing social network TikTok to video teleconferencing applications like Zoom, digital platforms reported a sharp growth over the past year, as people were confined to their homes, forced to rely on such online services for a host of purposes, from work to entertainment. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Australian...

Indian-American kids earning massive amounts through cryptomining!

Taxas, USA (CU)_ The two Indian-American siblings in Frisco, Texas, have presented a wonderful opportunity for cryptocurrency and commerce in the Lone Star State. The 14-year-old Ishaan and 9-year-old Aanya Thakur have been mining cryptocurrencies for over a month and have earned more than $30,000 a month. All of this was accomplished by watching YouTube tutorials and upgrading their equipment with money earned and a loan taken out by...

Meet Disney Channel’s first Indian American movie star!

California, USA (CU)_ Disney Channel Original Movies network has finally landed its first Indian American movie star. The Disney star Avantika is a self-aware and assertive adolescent who stars in the highly anticipated dramedy Spin. Spin is the first Disney Channel original film to follow an Indian American family, and it is creating history. The film is more than simply a portrayal of the beauty in accepting and mixing...

Indian American doctors’ amazing initiative gets huge attention!

California, USA (CU)_ The AAPI - American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, one of the major medical groups in the United States, initiated its "Adopt-A-Village" program to offer healthcare facilities to rural India by adopting native villages across India. According to the media, Indian consul generals from Chicago, New York, Houston, and Atlanta, as well as a deputy consular from San Francisco and the Indian ambassador to the...