Emory doctor Nieraj Jain, associates link popular bladder pill to retinal damage

San Francisco, Oct 13 (IANS) A team of Indian-origin doctors, including Dr Nieraj Jain of Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, has found that a drug widely prescribed for a bladder condition for decades globally, now appears to be toxic to the retina. After an initial report last year that Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) may be associated … Read moreEmory doctor Nieraj Jain, associates link popular bladder pill to retinal damage

20 arrested outside Salman Khan’s house over Bigg Boss protest

Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The season 13 of the popular reality show “Bigg Boss” has been mired in controversies right from its launch two weeks ago. Many organisations, including Confederation Of All India Traders (CAIT) have sought ban on the show, raising objection over the concept of “Bed Friends Forever”. Many have alleged the show is … Read more20 arrested outside Salman Khan’s house over Bigg Boss protest

Federal court blocks Trump policy for green card denials

Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) A US federal court has issued a temporary injunction against President Donald Trump’s administration’s rule that would deny permanent residency to immigrants deemed likely to depend on public welfare. Judge George Daniels of the US District Court in the Southern District of New York wrote in a 14-page opinion on Friday that … Read moreFederal court blocks Trump policy for green card denials

Indian Embassy lists steps taken for normalcy in Kashmir

Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) The Indian Embassy in Washington has listed out the steps being taken by the Indian government to bring about normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir since revocation of its special status, including organizing of elections to 310 block development councils on October 24. In a note detailing the actual ground situation in J&K … Read moreIndian Embassy lists steps taken for normalcy in Kashmir

Top trending Diwali outfits for women in 2019

BY RANI SHARMA , Raneez Boutique Is your wardrobe ready for the upcoming Diwali festivities? Kurtis, kurtas, shalwar suits and saris are a common sight during the season. It’s time to think out of the box. It’s time to think Indian combination and fusion wear. Fusion outfits with dhoti shalwar —These are so in and are official … Read moreTop trending Diwali outfits for women in 2019

Indian-Americans attend Tulsi Gabbard’s Atlanta town hall meeting

Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: A group of Indian-Americans were at the Town Hall meeting with US Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) at Atlanta Music Project on August 30. In her address, Gabbard reminded the appreciative audience about the values of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. She said her campaign was about moving forward as … Read moreIndian-Americans attend Tulsi Gabbard’s Atlanta town hall meeting

Thousands attend spectacular Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at HTA

BY MAHADEV DESAI Photos by Krish Photography & Sri Photos Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: The Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale, Georgia, (HTA) celebrated a spectacular and joyous annual Ganesh Utsav celebration from September 2nd to September 7th, 2019 which attracted thousands of devotees and visitors from all over Atlanta and South East. The celebrations … Read moreThousands attend spectacular Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at HTA

TAMA hosts table tennis tournament

Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) conducted a Table Tennis Tournament on September 14th at Atlanta Recreation Club (ARC) in Cumming, GA. This event was sponsored by Kris Gadde from Allied Informatics Inc., and the response was overwhelming, with more than 100 participants from various categories. The tournament was managed … Read moreTAMA hosts table tennis tournament

Magical splash of color & gaiety at TAMA Dussehra & Bathukamma celebration

REPORT BY VIJU CHILUVERU Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: A magical splash of colors. A well-coordinated display of music and dance. A perfect blend of joy and ecstasy… the mood and tone set at the first-ever Dussehra & Bathukamma celebration by Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) celebrated on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at DeSana … Read moreMagical splash of color & gaiety at TAMA Dussehra & Bathukamma celebration

Global Mela kicks off festive season; over 21,000 attend 2-day event

COVERAGE OF GLOBAL MELA IN OUR VIDEO NEWS BULLETIN BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Vinod Devlia, Photography by Vinod Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: Well over 21,000 people flocked to the 18th Annual Global Mela hosted by the Global Mall in Norcross on September 21st and 22nd, 2019. The mall brimmed with vigor and energy as … Read moreGlobal Mela kicks off festive season; over 21,000 attend 2-day event

The Nawab of Bollywood’s jawabs for Atlanta fans

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Vinod Devlia, Photography by Vinod Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: The Nawab of Bollywood had some jawabs for Atlanta fans in an easy breezy conversational show, ‘Power of One: The Nawab Story’ on August 31, 2019 at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. Hosted by the high-spirited Javed Jaffrey, Saif Ali … Read moreThe Nawab of Bollywood’s jawabs for Atlanta fans

Paramount Software donates $30,000 at employee giving event

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: Christmas came early for six charities working with children, as Paramount Software Solutions donated $30,000 at PARAMOUNT GIVES, an inaugural employee giving appreciation event held at their office in Alpharetta on September 29, 2019. Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger and Fulton County Commissioner, Bob Ellis were the … Read moreParamount Software donates $30,000 at employee giving event

Young women hackers tackle complex issues at Microsoft’s Alpharetta office

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: The Microsoft office in Alpharetta buzzed with activity as 110 female participants and youth organizers came together for Women In Code: MetroHacks W, Atlanta, MetroHacks’s third 12 hour hackathon on September 21, 2019. The free 12-hour event brought together female high school students, aged 13-18, who learnt … Read moreYoung women hackers tackle complex issues at Microsoft’s Alpharetta office

Hindu Temple of Atlanta honors Mahadev Desai for exemplary journalism

BY VIREN MAYANI & SUZANNE SEN Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: At the Hindu Temple of Atlanta’s Volunteer Appreciation Day on September 15, 2019, several volunteers were recognized and some high school students received scholarships; the primary person honored was Atlanta’s veteran reporter Mahadev Desai, for his years of reporting in Atlanta and especially for … Read moreHindu Temple of Atlanta honors Mahadev Desai for exemplary journalism

Kids Help Kids raises $2000 to benefit Sewa International

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: Over 130 runners gathered at East Cobb Park in Marietta for the 7th annual Kids Help Kids 3K race on September 29, 2019. Over 33 kid volunteers worked together to raise over $2000 for Sewa International. Various activities including delicious breakfast, raffles, and games, face painting, henna … Read moreKids Help Kids raises $2000 to benefit Sewa International

Human conscience is higher than any indoctrination: Dr. Rajat Mitra

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: “In talking to terrorists and the refugees and hearing their stories about how an entire civilization and way of life came to an end, I decided I wanted to write about it. It was not possible to put it all down in a clinical report, so I … Read moreHuman conscience is higher than any indoctrination: Dr. Rajat Mitra

IFA Freedom Mela draws over 8000 to Amerisbank Amphitheater

Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: The Indian Friends of Atlanta (IFA) has yet again brought the whole community together for the largest ever Freedom Mela 2019 in Atlanta to celebrate the 73rd Indian Independence Day. It was a well-organized event staged at the prestigious Amerisbank Amphitheater in Alpharetta, a suburb of the city of Atlanta. … Read moreIFA Freedom Mela draws over 8000 to Amerisbank Amphitheater

IACA Ms India Georgia pageant crowns new winners for 2019

WATCH: COVERAGE OF IACA MS GEORGIA PAGEANT IN OUR VIDEO NEWS BULLETIN BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: The premises of Duluth High school glimmered in glitz and glamor as twenty-nine contestants of IACA Teen, Miss and Mrs. India Georgia Pageant sashayed through the night on September 01, 2019. Stars smiled upon Suhani … Read moreIACA Ms India Georgia pageant crowns new winners for 2019

GFUSA’s tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on 150th birth anniversary

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Sri Photos. Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: “The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane,” the universal and timeless appeal of the quote, along with many more, stand testament to Mahatma Gandhi’s relevance to this day. Consulate General of India, Atlanta, Gandhi Foundation of USA (GFUSA) … Read moreGFUSA’s tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on 150th birth anniversary

Vibha Dream Mile 2019 raises over $330,000 for underprivileged children

By Punam Singh & Vaishnavi Pattabiraman Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: Building on the success of the past 20 years, Dream Mile, Vibha’s flagship fundraising event broke all previous records on September 22, 2019 celebrating their 21st anniversary.  Dream Mile, the most successful fundraising event for Vibha Atlanta is growing bigger and immensely popular as … Read moreVibha Dream Mile 2019 raises over $330,000 for underprivileged children

Bho Shambo: Mellifluous Carnatic and Hindustani Jugalbandi raises funds for AIM for Seva

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: Bho Shambo, a grand musical production by AIM (All India Movement) for Seva held at KSU Bailey Performance Center on September 22, 2019 raised $175 K for the cause, with 100K donation from a single Atlanta donor, who chose to remain anonymous. The production, featuring Carnatic and … Read moreBho Shambo: Mellifluous Carnatic and Hindustani Jugalbandi raises funds for AIM for Seva

Archna Didi’s chakra meditation and stress relief workshops benefit many

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Suresh K. Volam, Sri Photos Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: “Meditation is simply the discovery of a word called ME,” said Mediation Guru, Archna Didi during her two-day Chakra Meditation Relaxation and Stress Relief workshops held at the Global Mall on September 14, and 15, 2019. “I hope the community benefits … Read moreArchna Didi’s chakra meditation and stress relief workshops benefit many

US announces sanctions on Gupta brothers of South Africa

Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) The US Department of Treasury on Thursday announced it had imposed sanctions on the high-profile Gupta brothers – Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – of South Africa and their associate Salim Essa for corruption. “Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned members of a significant corruption … Read moreUS announces sanctions on Gupta brothers of South Africa

Mindy Kaling claims Emmy organizers tried to discredit her work

Los Angeles, Oct 10 (IANS) Actress Mindy Kaling has accused Emmy organizers of sexism, saying the Television Academy, which hands out the annual Emmy Awards, tried to strip her off from the producer credit on “The Office”. Kaling was an actress, executive producer, director and writer during the NBC workplace comedy’s nine-season run. In an interview … Read moreMindy Kaling claims Emmy organizers tried to discredit her work

DrishTi: Dance drama raises $200,000 for Sankara Nethralaya

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, October 9, 2019: An artistic fundraiser for Sankara Nethralaya (SN) USA’s Atlanta Chapter, aptly titled DrishTi, presented by students of Kalaivani Dance Academy (KDA) under the guidance of Guru Padmaja Kelam and Siddarth Kelam raised $200,000 for the foundation at the Infinite Energy Center on September 8, 2019. The drive … Read moreDrishTi: Dance drama raises $200,000 for Sankara Nethralaya

Ghee Happy: Hindu deities get their own Netflix series

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, October 9, 2019: Hindu deities are about to get their own series on Netflix. The streaming giant has greenlit a new animated series for preschoolers, Ghee Happy, from Academy Award-nominated director-animator-illustrator Sanjay Patel. Ghee Happy is a playful reimagining of Hindu deities, says a press release issued by the streaming … Read moreGhee Happy: Hindu deities get their own Netflix series

WATCH: Anupam uses SRK’S ‘Main Hoon Na’ line in his American show

New York, Oct 9 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Main Hoon Na” is one of the loved films by the audience. Be it its songs or dialogues or action scenes, the Farah Khan directorial debut was intermingled with a gamut of entertaining elements. And now on Wednesday, veteran actor Anupam Kher treated SRK’s fans with a … Read moreWATCH: Anupam uses SRK’S ‘Main Hoon Na’ line in his American show

Jovial by day, slayer at night: Kerala’s lady serial killer

Despite being cheerful in appearance, did Jolly Thomas, the alleged serial cyanide killer of Kozhikode, suffer from a personality disorder? Police say killer could have hidden traits of a psychopath, who went on to eliminate her husband, in-laws and relatives one after the other. Police began the probe into the deaths of six family members … Read moreJovial by day, slayer at night: Kerala’s lady serial killer

University of Chicago don Whitney Cox is a master of Sanskrit, Tamil, South India, Kashmir, Shiva

BY VISHNU MAKHIJANI New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) He’s a master of Sanskrit and Tamil and is currently translating two of their ancient texts. He has also conducted extensive research on Shaivism and the linkages in medieval times between South India and Kashmir. Yet, Whitney Cox, an Associate Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages … Read moreUniversity of Chicago don Whitney Cox is a master of Sanskrit, Tamil, South India, Kashmir, Shiva

‘Roja’ pair Arvind Swamy & Madhoo will be back together in new Hindi film

Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) Madhoo and Arvind Swami, who starred Mani Ratnams 1992 superhit “Roja”, will be back together on screen in a new Hindi film. Actress Madhoo revealed this while interacting with the media at a fundraiser auction organised by fashion and jewellery designer Maheka Mirpuri for cancer patients along with John Abraham on Friday … Read more‘Roja’ pair Arvind Swamy & Madhoo will be back together in new Hindi film

3 new dengue cases confirmed in Florida

Miami, Oct 5 (IANS) Health authorities in the US state of Florida said that three new cases of locally transmitted dengue had been confirmed in the Miami-Dade County, taking the total number to eight this year. In a statement on Friday, Florida’s Health Department said of the three cases, two “appear to be related”, reports Efe … Read more3 new dengue cases confirmed in Florida

FIR against celebs who wrote to PM Modi against mob lynching

Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against the 49 celebrities celebrities, including the likes of Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap, Aparna Sen, Shyam Benegal and Shubha Mudgal, who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob lynching. The case was lodged on Thursday after … Read moreFIR against celebs who wrote to PM Modi against mob lynching

Pichai meets Ivanka Trump, to teach US workers tech skills

San Francisco, Oct 4 (IANS) Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Ivanka Trump have announced an initiative to provide 250,000 training opportunities over the next five years for US citizens to learn new-age technology skills. Pichai made the announcement with Ivanka Trump at a round-table event in Dallas on Thursday, reports CNET. The Google CEO, in the … Read morePichai meets Ivanka Trump, to teach US workers tech skills

Atlanta-based Indian-American CEO among 35 charged in $2.1 billion Medicare scam

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, October 2, 2019: The Indian-American CEO of Atlanta based LabSolutions was among 35 charged across four states for their alleged participation in what authorities claim is one of the largest health care fraud schemes ever. The 35 defendants are associated with dozens of telemedicine companies and cancer genetic testing laboratories (CGx). According … Read moreAtlanta-based Indian-American CEO among 35 charged in $2.1 billion Medicare scam

Kidnapped Indian-American tech millionaire found dead

Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) Indian-origin tech millionaire Tushar Atre who was abducted from his home in California’s Santa Cruz earlier this week has been found dead inside his BMW car. Atre, 50 — owner of digital marketing company AtreNet Inc which caters to Silicon Valley corporate businesses — was kidnapped from his house around 3 a.m. … Read moreKidnapped Indian-American tech millionaire found dead

Should Hindi be the official language of India?

File photo of Dhoop Chaoon, an Atlanta-based Hindi theater group, performing during the 2nd Hindi Divas celebrations at Gujarati Samaj in 2017. BY MOHAN NAIR* Following religion, language is the most inflammable subject invented by politicians to ignite the sentiments of voters in India. All political parties, some regional parties in particular, have tasted the … Read moreShould Hindi be the official language of India?

Federal judge rules Harvard is not discriminating against Indians, other Asians

New York, Oct 2 (IANS) In a case that has echoes of the college admissions reservations issue in India, a federal judge has ruled against students of Indian and other Asian descent in a lawsuit alleging that Harvard University was discriminating against them in its admissions policy and favoring other ethnicities. Judge Allison Burroughs ruled on … Read moreFederal judge rules Harvard is not discriminating against Indians, other Asians

Kashmir blockade must end: Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that the “blockade” on communication and life-saving medical care in Kashmir “must end”. In a post shared on Twitter on Monday, Ocasio-Cortez said: “We stand for the basic human dignity of Kashmiris (and) support democracy, equality and human rights for all – including the most vulnerable. … Read moreKashmir blockade must end: Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez