Are You American Enough? Reflections On Being An Asian In America

Violence against Asian Americans has increased by 150 percent since the arrival of the pandemic in the United States, just over one year ago, writes Dr. Desai Like many Americans, I reacted to the recent murders of six Asian Americans in Atlanta with horror. That I […]

India’s Second Wave Of Covid-19 Crisis Is Catastrophic

India reported 273,810 new Covid-19 infections and 1,619 deaths—both highest single-day spikes. That takes the active Covid-19 caseload tally up to nearly 2 million. India, which was reporting less than 15,000 cases a day just last month, has been seeing over 200,000 Covid-19 infections a […]

Kamala Harris Advocates American Jobs Plan At 1st Economic Speech Since Becoming VP

"Help is here and hope is here -- and things are looking up. Schools are reopening. Businesses are reopening. Grandparents are seeing their grandchildren in person. We are delivering real, real relief:" Said Kmala Harris Kamala Harris delivered her first extended economic speech since becoming […]

India’s Coronavirus Tally Spikes As Millions Take Ritual Bath At Kumph

At one of the largest gatherings of people in the world continues in the northern Indian city, Haridwar, almost 3 million Hindu pilgrims bathed in the Ganges River as part of this year's Kumbh Mela festival, raising concerns that the festival could become a super […]

Jaishankar, Blinken Work Together Enhancing India-US Collaboration

In a growing sign of increased cooperation, S Jaishankar and Antony Blinken discuss developments in the region and health cooperation. India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his US counterpart Antony Blinken discussed developments in the region and health cooperation against the backdrop of the planned […]

Indian Community In The US Mourns The Killing Of 4 Sikhs At Fedex Facility

The Indian American community is deeply saddened to share that at least four Sikhs are among those killed late Thursday night when a gunman stormed a FedEx facility in Indianapolis known to have a large Sikh workforce. The deadly mass shooting last week at a […]

Why Sikh Americans Again Feel Targeted After The Indianapolis Shooting

On Thursday night, a gunman killed eight people and injured several others before killing himself at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Four of the eight dead identified as Sikh and the facility was known to employ a significant number of members of the Sikh community. The […]

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Says, Additional Funds To Places Hit disproportionately by COVID-19

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has said the U.S. was increasing funding to areas that had been hit disproportionately by COVID-19, including $4 billion in funding to the Indian Health System. Though the IHS has impressively distributed 1 million vaccines in Indian Country, recent data […]

2020 Saw 1.2 Degrees Celsius Rise In Global Temperature

The global average temperature was about 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels despite the cooling effect of La Nina ocean-atmosphere phenomenon in 2020, the World Meteorological Organisation confirmed on Monday in its State of the Global Climate 2020 report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

Michelle Obama With Puppets Showcases ‘Waffles + Mochi’ On Netflix, Taking Kids to Japan, Italy, and More

In Netflix’s new children’s series “Waffles + Mochi,” Waffles is a Yeti with a waffle for a father, and her sidekick Mochi is filled with strawberry ice cream. Together with the wise guidance of Michelle Obama, the former first lady, these intrepid puppets traverse the […]

First Ever Human-Monkey Embryos Created To Help Produce Organs For Transplants

Scientists have successfully created the first embryos containing both human and monkey cells, an important step in helping researchers find ways to produce organs for transplants. The results of the groundbreaking experiment, published Thursday in the journal Cell, describe the first mixed-species embryos known as […]

MIT Scientists Study Spider Web Structure By Translating It Into Music

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have turned spider webs into music -- creating an eerie soundtrack that could help them better understand how the arachnids spin their complex creations and even how they communicate. The MIT team worked with Berlin-based artist Tomás Saraceno to take […]

Google Earth’s New Timelapse Feature Shows Chilling Effect Of Climate Change

Google Earth users can now see the striking effect of climate change over the past four decades.  Google's latest feature, Timelapse, is an eye opening, technical feat that provides visual evidence of how the Earth has changed due to climate change and human behavior. The […]

NFIA Organizes Virtual Meeting With Consulate Officials In Chicago, Discussing Issues Of Importance To The Community

(Chicago, IL: April 17, 2021) National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA), FIA Chicago, GOPIO and India community organizations in the Chicago region, came together and organized a virtual interactive meeting on Thursday, April 15th, 2021with Honorable Amit Kumar, Consul General of India in Chicago […]

“Alone But Not Lonely – Living In The Reality Of New Normal,” An Insightful Event Held By GOPIO-Manhattan

(New York, NY: April 20, 2021) Isolation due to COVID-19 has reshaped the face of humanity. While the world faces great uncertainty with the coronavirus’ strength waxing and waning, the “new normal” has included extended periods of lockdown. With restrictions tied to the coronavirus outbreak leaving millions […]

Sumit K. Chanda-Led Team Spots Genes That Fight Covid Infection

A team of US scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers' understanding of factors that affect […]

UN’s Most Powerful Political Body Remains Paralyzed Battling a New Cold War

UNITED NATIONS: (IPS) - A new Cold War – this time, between the US and China —is threatening to paralyze the UN’s most powerful body, even as military conflicts and civil wars are sweeping across the world, mostly in Africa, the Middle East and Latin […]

$2.3 Trillion Infrastructure Plan To Make US Shine In 21st Century Unveiled

Beyond roads and bridges, President Joe Biden is trying to redefine infrastructure not just as an investment in America the place, but in its workers, families and people. Beyond roads and bridges, President Joe Biden is trying to redefine infrastructure not just as an investment […]

Bollywood Superstar And Fitness Icon Shilpa Shetty Kundra Is The New Face Of U.S. Based South Asian Food Brand, LAXMI!

Laxmi, the oldest and most well-loved South Asian brand in North America, has announced that Bollywood Superstar and Fitness Icon Shilpa Shetty Kundra is its New Face. Unveiling its latest campaign and vision for the North America market, Laxmi, the oldest and most well-loved South […]

US Halts Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations After Rare Clotting Cases

The US Federal health officials called for a halt in the use of the company’s coronavirus vaccine while they study serious illnesses that developed in six American women.Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine came to a sudden halt across the country on Tuesday after federal health […]

India Surprised As US Announces Freedom Of Navigation Operation In Indian Waters

Days after the first summit of the Quadrilateral grouping and US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J Austin’s visit to New Delhi, the US Seventh Fleet announced that one of its warships, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), had carried out a Freedom of Navigation operation […]

IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath Says, IMF Favors Global Minimum Corporate Tax

The International Monetary Fund has long favored adoption of a global minimum tax on corporate profits, the Fund’s chief economist, Gita Gopinath, told reporters, calling tax avoidance a troubling issue for the global economy. Gopinath said current disparities in national corporate tax rates had triggered […]

Boeing Forecasts Demand For Over 2,200 New Aircraft In India By 2041

Aerospace major Boeing expects demand for more than 2,200 new jets valued at nearly $320 billion over the next 20 years in India. In its annual Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), Boeing anticipates resilient long-term demand for commercial airplanes and services. The CMO cited that Covid-19 […]

Asian Americans Are The Fastest-Growing Racial Or Ethnic Group In The U.S.

Asian Americans recorded the fastest population growth rate among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States between 2000 and 2019. The Asian population in the U.S. grew 81% during that span, from roughly 10.5 million to a record 18.9 million, according to a […]

India’s Richest Man Ambani Fined For Irregularities In Reliance Share Issue

India’s market regulator fined Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and others 250 million rupees ($3.36 million) last week over irregularities in a two-decade-old share issue in the company. India’s market regulator fined Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and others Rs 25 crore ($3.36 million) on […]

Indian Railways Completes Arch Closure Of Chenab Bridge, World’s Highest Rail Bridge

The construction of the arch of the world's highest railway bridge that soars 359 metres above the bed of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir was completed last week, with the Northern Railways zone of Indian Railways terming the achievement a milestone. The 1.3-kilometre-long […]

Kerala Medical Students Join ‘Rasputin Dance Challenge’ To Protest Against Hate

In Kerala, an Instagram Reels video of two medical students - Naveen K Razak and Janaki M Omkumar - has inspired a dancing movement against hate. The two students received a lot of love and encouragement after they posted a 30-second clip of them dancing […]

Yale Professor Says, New Covid Variants Infiltrating Indian Population, More Lethal & Infectious

New Delhi– India’s record breaking number of Covid cases this month is very concerning, as the new Covid variants have infiltrated the population, and some of these variants are known to be more infectious and lethal, said Manisha Juthani, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology […]

F-1 Students Seeking Optional Practical Training Can Now File Form I-765

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that F-1 students seeking optional practical training (OPT) can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online if they are filing under one of these categories: (c)(3)(A) – Pre-Completion OPT; (c)(3)(B) – Post-Completion OPT; and (c)(3)(C) – […]

India Simplifies Re-Issue Process For OCI Cardholders,GOPIO welcomes the new directives simplifying the OCI Card process

USA based Global organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO International) whole heartedly welcomes the new directives from the government simplifying the process of maintaining OCI card.  “This will remove the confusion to many OCI card holders on the process of renewing the card at the […]

Rajnikanth To Receive The Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2019

  Megastar Rajinikanth has been chosen to be conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for excellence in cinematic achievement, is the highest honor in the film world and is awarded by the government. Megastar Rajinikanth will be conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award […]

IAICC South Carolina Chapter Launched To Foster Economic Development Of US, India, Rest Of The World

The Governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster declared March 24 as the “IAICC-South Carolina Chapter Day,” in a proclamation, at the inauguration of the IAICC South Carolina Chapter on March 24 at the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia, South Carolina. Governor McMaster presented the proclamation to […]

AAPI Urges Government To Proactively Prevent Attacks on Asian Americans

  AAPI urges the federal, state and local Governments to make all the efforts possible to prevent violence against Asian Americans and all those innocent people around the nation who continue to suffer due to violence, harassment and discrimination. “AAPI wants to express our deep […]

Dr. Suresh Reddy & Team Win Landslide Victory In Trustee Elections Of Oak Brook, IL

Dr. Suresh Reddy, the Immediate Past President of Immediate Past President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) has won the election convincingly in his bid to be a Trustee of Oak Brook, in the suburbs of Chicago at the elections held on […]

Rahul Gandhi Describes How Assassination Of His Father Changed Him

As a leader, Rahul Gandhi has always been the strongest proponent of politics of purpose. Over the years, he has lent his voice to a number of issues but has always remained focused on propagating non-violence, equality and justice.   Through his life, Rahul Gandhi […]

Dr. Amit Chakrabarty A Proven Leader With Dedicated Services To AAPI For Over Two Decades: Commits To Take AAPI To Newer Heights: United, Dynamic, Transparent and Stronger

Dr. Amit Chakrabarty, who was honored with the National AAPI Distinguished Service Award 2018 and the President’s Award for Services in 2019 by the Indian American Urological Society, says, “I consider myself to be a leader and shine in the fact that I can get […]

US Does Not Describe Tibet As ‘Inalienable Part Of China’

As though a major change in policy, a US State Department report does not describe Tibet as an “inalienable part of China”. Reacting to the crucial development, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), headquartered in this northern India hill station, on Thursday said this year’s report […]

Over Half A Billion Facebook Users’ Personal Data Leaked Online

Data affecting over half a Billion Facebook users that was originally leaked in 2019, including email addresses and phone numbers, has been posted on an online hackers forum, according to media reports and a cybercrime expert. “All 533,000,000 Facebook records were just leaked for free," […]

Report Finds, Trump Campaign Deceptively Collected Millions From Supporters

Former President Donald Trump’s fundraising campaign used deceptive tactics to trick supporters into donating millions of dollars that they never intended, according to a media report. According to a New York Times report, the strategies, which involved automatically checking boxes above language consenting to the […]

In Win For Tech, Biden Lets Trump’s H1-B Visa Ban Expire

President Joe Biden has let a pandemic-related ban on visas for certain temporary workers, enacted by former President Donald Trump, to expire Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The moratorium, which affected H-1B visas used by technology companies to hire foreign coders and engineers, was imposed last […]

Biden Unveils $2 Trillion Modern Sustainable Infrastructure Plans

President Biden has unveiled a sprawling, ambitious infrastructure proposal that, if enacted, would overhaul how Americans get from Point A to Point B, how their electricity is generated, the speed of their Internet connections, the quality of their water and the physical makeup of their […]

OCI Cardholders Should Carry Both Old and New Passports, Though Not Required

Indian Americans have welcomed the Indian government’s recent announcement on Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders not needing to carry their old passports while traveling to India. On March 29, the Indian consulate in San Francisco circulated a press release that carried two announcements […]

HYPOKRIT PRODUCTIONS Highlights Modern-Day Relationship Assembles Global South Asian Cast

For the first time in theater history, a curated cast of South Asian actors from around the world will take to the virtual stage to perform Dipti Bramhandkar's "Islands of Contentment," presented by New York City's The Tank and co-produced by Hypokrit Productions via Zoom every weekend […]

IMF, World Bank Must Urgently Help Finance Developing Countries

(IPS) - COVID-19 has set back the uneven progress of recent decades, directly causing more than two million deaths. The slowdown, due to the pandemic and policy responses, has pushed hundreds of millions more into poverty, hunger and worse, also deepening many inequalities. The outlook […]

Biography Of Last Travancore Ruler Silent On His Dewan’s Machinations

A biography of the last Maharaja of Travancore that attempts to provide an “authentic” account of his accession and his legacy is, however, silent on the shenanigans of his Dewan, Sir C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar, to retain the independence of the province in 1947 and his […]

Indian Americans Welcome US State Department’s Concerns About Deteriorating Human Rights Violations Under Modi Regime

Leading Indian American civil rights organizations have welcomed the US Department of State’s Annual Report on Human Rights in India that has detailed the massive violations of civil liberties by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and its failure to prevent such violations and hold the […]

As Corona Rate Spikes, President Biden, CDC Director Caution Nation

Scientists tracking the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. have said that there's plenty to be worried about. Cases are rising across the country, especially in the Northeast and Midwest. Public health experts are worried that the country is headed for a fourth major spike. […]

Touching Personal Narratives of Family Members of Indian Martyrs Share Life Stories At GOPIO-Manhattan’s Shaheed Diwas Celebrations

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s daughter Dr. Anita Bose Pfaff (Germany), Lord Rami Ranger (UK), Dr. Maya Chadda (USA) and Historian/Author Dr. Bhuvan Lall (India) were among those whoared their personal stories with audience. (New York, NY: March 28, 2021) If India and the people of […]

Will Biden Deliver Green Cards To Indian American Physicians? NRI Doctors Organize Protest Rally In DC

Every 7th patient in the United States is being treated by physicians of Indian origin alone. They are sought after and admired for their skills, dedication and compassion. Yet, when it comes to obtaining Residencies, work permits and Green Card, they are not treated fairly. […]

Dr. Suresh Reddy Picks Up Key Endorsements, Including The Sitting Mayor Of Oak Brook

Present Mayor of Oak Brook Dr. Gopal Lalmalani and Trustee Moin Saiyed of Oak Brook have been strongly supporting Dr. Reddy and have endorsed his candidacy, as his leadership skills will benefit the residents of the suburban town in Illinois. “I am grateful to several […]

GOPIO New York Celebrates Indian Culture At Virtual Holi Festival

(New York, NY: March 29th, 2021) Holi is the national festival of colors, celebrated across India in different forms and traditions. The celebration of this colorful festival brings people of different faiths with diverse socio-political ideologies closer. This unity in diversity was experienced by participants […]

White House Announces New Measures To Counter Anti-Asian Violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Tuesday announced a set of measures responding to rising anti-Asian violence, including deploying $49.5 million from COVID-19 relief funds for U.S. community programs that help victims. White House officials said in a statement that the Department of Justice […]
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