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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Village of Lincolnwood community comes out in support of Jesal Patel in the Mayoral Race

Lincolnwood IL: A wave of excitement engulfed the Village of Lincolnwood since Jesal Patel declared his candidacy for the office of the Village Mayor. During the recent meet and greet held on March 25th, 2031at Holiday Inn, Skokie, IL 60077, many prominent members of Lincolnwood […]

For Asians Living in the Shadow of the Atlanta Killings, Anger and ‘Just This Constant Fear’

In Atlanta, a massive metroplex where little beyond the traffic report draws the attention of everyone, there is fear, frustration and anger about a white gunman’s decision to enter three Asian-owned spas and open fire. The alleged gunman is in custody, but the sense that […]

U.S. Senator Asks Lloyd Austin To Raise Concerns About Eroding Democratic Values During Visit To India

In a letter, Bob Menendez asks the Secretary of Defence to raise India’s planned purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system. Saying the Indian government is moving away from democratic values, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menendez has written to […]

Indian American Community Leaders Expresses Concern on the New OCI Notification

(New York, NY: March 19, 2021) Dismissing concerns expressed and shared on various media platforms of the recent changes to OCI Card Holders made by the government of India, Randhir Kumar Jaiswal, Consul General of India assured an Indian community representative meeting called by the […]

One Year After The Pandemic Was Declared, 1 In 10 Americans Have Been Fully Vaccinated

Exactly one year after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic and about three months since the first Americans outside of clinical trials got shots, one in 10 people in the US are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The US Centers for Disease Control and […]

It Will Be At Least A Year Before Life Returns To The Way It Was Before COVID-19

A year after COVID-19 forced the first lockdowns, school and business closures and event cancellations across the country, most Americans are not optimistic about a quick return to the way things were before the outbreak. And the public is even less optimistic about when the job situation […]

GOPIO Organizes 1st Ever “India’s Outreach to the Diaspora – Youth Perspective”

As the youth-led initiatives and their success stories around the world have shown, collective action from young people is already changing things for the better. Young people are the HOPE for the future as they are creative and fill of energy. Identifying youth leaders and […]

The Anti-Swastik Bill Will Not Move Forward: NY Democratic Party Chair Assures Indian-Americans

New York State Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs announced during a March 10, 2021, Zoom meeting with members of the Indian-American community, that the NY Senate Bill 2727, which designates the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religious symbols as representing hate, “Will not move forward, it […]

Outstanding Women’s Achievements Awards Gala Held Virtually

On a Cool Saturday Evening, March 6, 2021, Honorable Supervisor Joseph Saladino, New York State Assembly woman Jennifer Raj Kumar, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Bobby Kumar Kalotee, Founding Member of IAF, and Community Leaders, joined in the ZOOM Call, they all very well felt […]

Freedom House Report Declaring India Only A “Partly Free” Democracy A Recognition Of Reality Say Indian Americans

Indian American Muslim Council (www.iamc.com) an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos today expressed its concurrence with the annual report of Freedom House, the Washington-based pro-democracy think tank which designated India as only a “partly free,” democracy. Freedom House is a […]

GAPIO Organizes 2021 Global Indian Physicians Congress

The Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), a non-profit organization, and leading association for the Indian medical diaspora organised its annual Global Indian Physicians Congress on February 27th – 28th 2021. The Congress is an important event in the medical calendar where the exchange of […]

Young Climate Activist Varshini Prakash Recognized As Woman of the Year 2021

A climate activist, Varshini Prakash was given the coveted Woman of the Year 2021during the annual awards ceremony on Saturday, March 6th . She was chosen for the award for her courage, persistence and energy to inspire to the next generation to join the battle […]

New Face Of Great Indian Economy: An Exclusive Interview with DR. Swati V Kulkarni Consulate General Of India at Atlanta

Meticulously rebuilding and reshaping a great democratic nation need the dedicated efforts of politicians and diplomats who reflect the characteristics and features of the progress of their motherland on international platforms, and weaving vibrant relationships globally.   Indian Consulate General at Atlanta USA, Dr. Swati […]

Government Of India Is Now Requiring Overseas Citizens Of India To Have Special Permit For Journalism & Research

In a stunning development for Overseas Citizens of India, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notification on March 4 dramatically altering the compact between OCIs and the Indian state. This notification, which is issued under Section 7B of the Citizenship Act, 1955, supersedes three earlier […]

AAPI Recommits To Its Seven Pillars of Lifestyle Magic NObesity Revolution – Wear Yellow Campaign On World Obesity Day

Obesity has been identified as a leading cause for early death as it leads to hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, heart attacks, strokes, some kinds of cancer and adversely affecting almost all organs in the human body. Describing Obesity as a major disease, World Health Organization (WHO) […]

India’s Top Court Favors Indian Nuns’ Struggle For Tax Exemption

India’s Supreme Court has ended the long-running litigation of a congregation of nuns against the Kerala government by ruling that Catholic nuns should not pay tax for their residential buildings. The March 1 ruling that favored the Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SABS) […]

Rajagopalan Vasudevan’s Invention Of “PlasticRoad” Makes Rides Smoother

On a road into New Delhi, countless cars a day speed over tones of plastic bags, bottle tops and discarded polystyrene cups. In a single kilometer, a driver covers one ton of plastic waste. But far from being an unpleasant journey through a sea of […]

UN Peacebuilding Commission Must Priorities Protecting Youth Activists Facing Retaliation

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission must prioritise the protection of youth activists who face retaliation from state and non-state actors, said UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake. Wickramanayake was speaking at the Peacebuilding Commission high-level virtual meeting on Youth, Peace and Security, where she outlined numerous […]

Massachusetts and Connecticut Hold 8 Out of the Top 10 Best Places to Live

Expertise.com, a resource that evaluates and publishes the best local experts, has published a comprehensive report on the safest cities and towns in the U.S. The study ranks the safest to most dangerous cities and towns with a population of 10,000 or more. Research experts […]

Top American Pandemic Expert Lists 9 Govt Actions Behind Plummeting Covid Cases in India

There has been a global puzzlement at how India has managed to dramatically lower the spread of Covid-19 cases and fatality rates over the last few months, with some experts calling it a “mystery”, but American scientist Yaneer Bar-Yam has said credit should go to […]

4000+ Eminent And Concerned Citizens Raise A Strong Collective Voice

Deeply distressed by the regressive statements of the CJI asking a rapist to marry the victim and condoning marital rape in court on 01 March 2021, over 4000+ concerned citizens, from representatives of India's women's movements, progressive groups and feminists, from students to senior citizens […]

A Virtual International Women’s Day Honoring Inspiring Women Planned

International Women's Day, observed on March 8th every year, celebrates the many achievements of women globally and raises awareness about gender equality. The day is marked by a multitude of events and rallies that are held across the globe. United India Association of New England, […]

In Vice President Kamala Harris, We Can See How America Has Changed

The swearing-in of Kamala Harris as the vice president of the United States marked several important “firsts”: She became the first female vice president, as well as the first Black person and first Asian American to hold that office. But her ascendance to the second-highest […]

India Claims At UNHRC, It Showed Utmost Respect To Protesting Farmers, Engaged In Dialogue

India’s Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey, Permanent Representative of India, said that the India has set a goal of doubling the income of farmers by 2024.  Farmers raise slogans during a protest against the new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Thursday. […]

Indian-Americans Launch New Hotel Franchise Promising Better Terms To Hoteliers

A group of experienced Indian American hoteliers, who have dealt with franchises for over 50 years, launched their first-ever Indian American hotel franchise named Membership Hotel Organization, MHO Hotels, Feb. 16 at Royal Albert’s Palace in New Jersey. The event was attended by 100 invited […]

Fishermen in Sothern Indian State Ask Govt To Scrap Fishing Project

Traditional fishermen are opposing a multimillion-dollar overseas deep-sea fishing project in Kerala that they say threatens the livelihood of ordinary fisher people in the southern Indian coastal state. Permitting overseas firms to join deep-sea fishing will further impoverish Kerala's traditional fishermen, they say. Following criticism from opposition leaders […]

Kerala Center Honors Medical Professionals, Holds Seminar on Covid 19

The Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Center (http://keralacenterny.com) recognized and honored close to hundred healthcare workers and police officers from Queens and Long Island and surrounding areas at virtual Zoom meeting for their praiseworthy service during the pandemic and conducted a seminar and interactive session […]

New Jersey’s Indian-American Business Leaders Discuss India’s Consul General On Ways To Help India’s Development

Several leading New Jersey business- owners of Indian origin met with Consul General of India in New York on Feb. 16, 2021 and discussed on ways they could contribute to help India’s economic development and grow U.S.-India relations, according to a report by Parikh Media. […]

Joe Biden Unveils Plan To Help 11Million Immigrants Obtain Permanent Status

President Joe Biden’s proposed bill with the objective of long delayed and much debated immigration overhaul, known as the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, was introduced in US Congress on Thursday, February 18th, kicking off what will likely be one of his most difficult legislative […]

U.S. Citizenship Act of 202 Benefits for Indian Americans Awaiting Path to Legal Status

According to the State Department, Indians with advanced degrees whose immigration applications were approved in 2009 and skilled workers and professionals whose applications were okayed in 2010 are still waiting for their green cards because each country regardless of size are allowed only 26,000 green […]

AAPI’s Global Healthcare Summit 2021 To Be Held in Vaizag, Andhra Pradesh

The 14th annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) 2021, organized by the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) in collaboration with the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, will be held at the prestigious Novotel, Visakhapatnam, India from April 30th to May 3rd, 2021.   […]

Eight Persons of Indian Origin on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Rishi Sunak, Apoorva Mehta, Vijaya Gadde, Shikha Gupta, Rohan Pavuluri, Chandra Shekhar Aazad, Ranga Dias are among the 100 Most Influential People on the prestigious TIME’s List for the year 2021 and Beyond, who are “emerging leaders who are shaping the future.” The […]

Worried About The UK Or South African Strains? India Has 240 Strains

With the fifth consecutive day of rising Covid-19 cases in the country, fears of India on the brink of a second Covid-19 wave appear to be gaining ground. From reporting under 10,000 fresh cases last week, India's daily fresh Covid-19 cases climbed back to over 14,000 […]

NFIA Elects Southern California Community Leader As Its New President

Ajoy Dube from Bellflower, CA was installed as the nationally elected President of the National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA). A virtual Swearing-in and installation Ceremony for all the nationally elected Officers was held at the 1st General Body Board for the new term […]

Uninsured Rates Among Young People Dropped Under ACA: Urban Institute From PIERCE Healthcare

Young adults were among the most likely to be uninsured prior to the Affordable Care Act, but the law's Medicaid expansion had a significant impact on those rates, according to a new study.   Research published by Urban Institute, a left-leaning think tank, this week shows […]

IAPC Atlanta Chapter Initiates Discussion on Pravasi Issues

Indian Pravasis around the world face enormous issues in their struggle for existence. Indo-American Press Club, with its chapters around major cities in the USA and Canada, has been a growing influence among media professionals and having its united voice heard at the higher levels […]

How Do Indian Americans View India?

Indian Americans are now the second-largest immigrant group in the United States. Their growing political influence and the role the diaspora plays in Indian foreign policy therefore raises important questions—about how Indian Americans view India, the political changes underway there, and the course of U.S.-India […]

Praveen Tailam Elected Chairman of the TiE Global Board of Trustees for 2021

Praveen Tailam, elected as Chairman of the TiE Global Board of Trustees. He is the first-ever Hyderabadi to reach that coveted post.  Disclosing this in a press note issued in Hyderabad today, TiE Hyderabad said, Praveen Tailam heads TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Global, the largest […]

WMC America Region announces Student Engagement Program (SEP).

World Malayalee Council (WNC),  the largest and oldest Kerala diaspora fraternity institution announced the initiative formulated to engage school going children in Middle and High schools through volunteering & leadership activities by focusing academically and socially, Thomas Philip, AR Chair; Sudhir Nambiar, AR President; Pinto Kannampally, AR General Secretary; and […]

Writer Ramachandra Guha Says, India Is In The Grip Of Dictatorship

Several activists, including noted writer Ramachandra Guha, took part in a protest in front of Mysuru Bank circle in Bengaluru on Monday condemning the Delhi police arresting 22-year-old city based Climate change activist, Disha Ravi. While participating in the protest against, Guha said: “Now I […]

As Biden Reopens ACA Enrollment, Are You Eligible To Sign Up Or Switch Health Plans?

For people who've been without health insurance during the pandemic, relief is in sight. In January, President Biden signed an executive order to open up the federal health insurance marketplace for three months starting Monday so uninsured people can buy a plan and those who want to change their […]

At Valentines Day Event, GOPIO-Manhattan Raises Funds for Community Feeding in NYC

SwarTaal Musicals and GOPIO-Manhattan chapter organized a Valentines Day Musical Evening to raise funds for the chapter’s new initiative ‘Community Feeding’ in New York City. The fundraiser was initiated by singer Pallavi Verma Belwariar of SwarTaal Musicals who is also Founding Life Member of GOPIO-Manhattan with active coordination by […]

Biden Wants $1.9 Trillion Covid Relief With Or Without GOP Support

President Joe Biden gave his strongest indication yet that he’ll push for swift action on coronavirus relief for the U.S. economy without Republican support, as House lawmakers cleared the way for passing his $1.9 trillion stimulus plan with only Democratic votes. Highlighting his emphasis on […]

Democrats Want To Give $3,000 Child Benefit As Part Of Biden Relief Package

House Democratic leaders planned to unveil legislation that would give millions of families at least $3,000 per child, advancing a key provision in President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package. Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal, who is leading the crafting […]

Heart Disease and Sudden Cardiac Arrests, Focus Indians and Indian Immigrants “Saving Lives” Strategies & Collaborations for Better Outcomes

February is the “American Heart Month” to raise awareness of heart disease and promote “Healthy Heart” lifestyles. Heart disease is the number one Global Public Health problem. South Asians are at a four-times greater risk of heart disease than their western counterparts and have a […]

Dr. Raj Panjabi to Lead Malaria Initiative By Biden Administration

President Joe Biden has appointed Dr. Raj Panjabi, an Indian American physician and social entrepreneur originally from Liberia, to lead his Malaria Initiative, which runs programs in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. “After being sworn in this morning, I’m honored to share that I’ve been […]

Gandhi Memorial Observes Gandhiji Punyatithi: Shaheed Diwas In Chicagoland Asian Media USA

Chicago IL: Mahatma Gandhiji 73rd death anniversary was observed by singing of Gandhiji's favorite hymns, Release of a book, Swearing in of New Gandhi Memorial Board , Powerful Tributes by Community Leaders and  Floral tributes to the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in the National Heritage Park […]

India Uses Muscle Power To Silence Voices of Journalists

India continues to use “force” to silence the media across the nation. Journalists around the nation are being silenced when they write/report about policies nof the government that are not democratic and not in the interests of the larger public.  The FIRs were filed across […]

Rep. Meeks Commits Continued Strategic Relationship With India At GOPIO Event

“My participation in the celebration of India’s Republic Day today is a testament to the value I place on the friendship United States has with India,” including continued collaboration in all the possible sectors, while stating that the US -India strategic partnership, based on mutual […]

2 more Indian Americans appointed by Biden, Now at US mission to UN

President Joe Biden appointed two Indian Americans, Sohini Chatterjee and Aditi Gorur, to the leadership team of the US mission to the UN last week. The mission said that the appointments “reflect President Biden and Vice President (Kamala) Harris’s commitment to building a talented, experienced, […]

Farmers Back At Protest Camp Outside New Delhi After Deep Challenge To PM Modi

Tens of thousands of farmers who stormed the historic Red Fort on India’s Republic Day are again camped outside the capital after the most volatile day of their two-month standoff left one protester dead and more than 300 police officers injured.   The protests demanding the […]

Is Life Returning to Normal In India? Colleges, flights, cinema halls to reopen in February

With Covid-19 infections in India consistently on the decline for the past four months, the Home Ministry has allowed further reopening of more public spaces and services while keeping Covid-19 protocols intact. With many experts saying that India is past the Covid-19 infection peak and […]
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