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  • The three women of color Trump has appointed, so far

    11/29/2016 2:13:12 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/29 | Deena Zaru
    As Donald Trump's Cabinet begins to take shape, the President-elect has selected three women of color so far to serve in top positions in his administration, including South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who was a sharp critic of Trump during the 2016 Republican primary campaign. While Trump's selections have predominantly been white males, the President-elect has selected three women who are children of immigrants as he assembles his administration.
  • In India's Punjab, Haley relatives cheer appointment as UN envoy

    11/24/2016 9:44:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 24, 2016 | Manoj Kumar
    Nikki Haley may have been born in the United States but her extended family back in India is thrilled that the South Carolina governor has been named by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as ambassador to the United Nations. Haley's parents hail from rural Punjab, in northwestern India. They moved to Amritsar - home to the Golden Temple that is the most holy place of the Sikh religion - before emigrating to North America in the early 1960s. Haley, 44, was born Nimrata Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina - she was called "Nikki" as a child and took the family name...
  • Liberals SHOCKED that Trump would hire minority Nikki Haley

    11/23/2016 8:18:03 AM PST · by 198ml · 76 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/23/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Wednesday morning, news broke of the latest addition to the incoming Trump administration as South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) accepted the president-elect’s offer to serve as ambassador to the United Nations. And the immediate response from the Left and from the trolls was, frankly ... completely predictable.
  • Henry McMaster says he, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley being considered for Trump cabinet positions

    11/16/2016 2:06:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 90 replies ^ | 11/16/16 | Andy Shain and Schuyler Kropf
    COLUMBIA -- Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster told The Post and Courier on Wednesday that he and Gov. Nikki Haley are being considered for cabinet positions in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. McMaster said Haley is being considered for several cabinet posts including secretary of state. McMaster, one of Trump’s earliest statewide political endorsers, said the daughter of Indian immigrants could provide a fresh set of eyes of foreign affairs. He said the Trump campaign is looking at him as attorney general, and that he has been speaking with the transition team.
  • Indian Americans voted for Trump in significant numbers

    11/11/2016 7:22:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hindu ^ | November 11, 2016 | Varghese K. George
    Indian Americans are mostly Democrats in the U.S according to quantitative analyses but a large number of them voted for Republican Donald Trump in this election, anecdotal evidence suggests. And one of the main reasons that many cite for doing so is Huma Abedin, former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s close aide, who happens to be a Muslim. Some others voted hoping that Mr. Trump will cut taxes. Indian American leaders in the Democratic Party - candidates and major donors – have sought to create a larger Asian minority coalition in support of Ms. Clinton with Pakistani activists playing a significant...

    11/11/2016 7:18:46 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 76 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11-10-2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A self-avowed Marxist member of the Seattle City Council who is part of the George Soros-funded Occupy Wall Street movement has called for a “massive protest” against President-elect Donald Trump and a “nationwide shut down” on Inauguration Day. Kshama Sawant went on an anti-Trump rant following the election that stirred up progressives’ emotions against Trump voters, calling them part of “a racist agenda.” Kshama Sawant, an immigrant from India, is a socialist member of the Seattle City Council. Kshama Sawant, an immigrant from India, is a socialist member of the Seattle City Council. Sawant held a press conference calling for...
  • Donald Trump was helped by the Republican Hindu Coalition; here's how

    11/11/2016 12:33:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Business Standard ^ | November 11, 2016 | Bhaswar Kumar
    Donald Trump was helped by the Republican Hindu Coalition; here's how While the RHC provided material support to Trump, India's Hindu Sena group cheered his cause from oceans away Bhaswar Kumar | New Delhi November 11, 2016 Last Updated at 08:34 IST Donald Trump’s surprise victory on Wednesday in the bitterly contested US presidential election might have shocked people the world over, but there were people, aside from those who voted for him, who have found a cause for joy. In particular, Indian right-wing group, the Hindu Sena, celebrated in Delhi as projections trickling in showed Trump leading Clinton in...
  • Clinton presidency will be a disaster for India

    11/01/2016 3:20:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    The Sunday Guardian ^ | October 30, 2016 | Arvind Kumar
    Caption - In this file photo, Hillary Clinton is seen speaking with classical dancers after they performed Bharatanatyam at the Kalakshetra cultural centre in Chennai in 20 July, 2011. Photo: REUTERS Hillary, during her tenure as the Secretary of State, picked up where Bill Clinton and his Cabinet members had left off and did not waste any time in pursuing anti-India activities. New York - Every four years, during the presidential election process in the United States, a question invariably comes up, "Which candidate is better for India?" This question is best answered if one realises that American politics has...
  • Trump speaks Hindi in ad aimed at Indian-American voters

    10/27/2016 6:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 27, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers a line in the Indian language Hindi in a campaign commercial airing on Indian-American cable stations. The ad features some of Trump's comments at a recent speech to the Republican Hindu Coalition. Several top Bollywood stars were in attendance as Trump talked of his love for the Indian people and his desire to end terrorist violence, like the attacks on Mumbai. He also delivers the line "ab ki baar Trump sarkar," which translates to "this time, a Trump government." A recent analysis of minorities in the 2016 election by UPI and CVoter found Trump...
  • 'Ab ki baar, Trump sarkar', says Donald's Modi-fied ad campaign

    10/27/2016 9:38:28 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    PTI, ^ | Thursday, October 27, 2016 | Lalit K. Jha
    In a bid to woo Indian-Americans, Donald Trump has borrowed from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's winning slogan of the 2014 general elections as the Republican presidential nominee is seen in a TV ad saying "Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkaar" (This time, Trump government) . This is the first time that a US presidential candidate has specifically targeted the Indian-American vote bank. The new advertisement shows the 70-year-old reality TV star adapting BJP's catchy election slogan of the 2014 polls "Ab Ki baar, Modi Sarkaar". Indian-Americans are traditionally supporters of the Democratic Party and Trump's move is seen as an effort...
  • Trump’s daughter Ivanka to celebrate Diwali at temple with Indian-Americans

    10/22/2016 6:54:10 PM PDT · by jennychase · 98 replies
    Hindutan Times ^ | 10/22/2016 | LKJ ABH
    The results of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections have shown that whoever wins Loudon County wins Virginia. The county in the past 16 years has seen significant growth of the Indian-American community, mainly on account of the emergence of an IT corridor near the Dulles Airport. There were 1,200 Indian-Americans in 2000, which increased to 12,000 in 2010. The number is estimated to have jumped to 30,000 in 2016. The neighboring Fairfax County too has an estimated 20,000 strong Indian-American community members.
  • Trump pledges strong U.S. ties with India if elected president

    10/15/2016 6:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2016 | Steve Holland
    EDISON, N.J. - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged that the United States and India would be "best friends" if he is elected and that he would boost intelligence sharing with India in the battle against Islamic militants. Trump spoke at an event sponsored by the Republican Hindu Coalition to raise money for victims of terrorism. It featured Bollywood-style performers who danced in colorful, traditional costumes. "If I'm elected president, the Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House, that I can guarantee you," said Trump, who noted that as a real estate developer...
  • A group of Hindu Republicans is enlisting Bollywood stars to get Indian-Americans to vote for Trump

    09/06/2016 5:43:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Quartz | September 1, 2016 | Maria Thomas
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  • ‘Indian Americans Against Hillary’ Support Donald Trump at New York India Day Parade

    09/04/2016 7:47:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies ^ | Aug 29, 2016 | India West, News Report
    A group of Indian Americans against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was at the New York City India Day Parade Aug. 21 to hand out flyers against the presidential hopeful. Citing a deep concern of Hillary and former President Bill Clinton’s persistent anti-India record during the past 25 years, the group passed out about 800 of the flyers while asking Indian Americans to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. A member of the group, who goes by the name Arvind, said the Clintons have a long-standing anti-India record, adding, “You name it, they were involved in it.” The group...
  • ‘Indian Americans Against Hillary’ Support Donald Trump at New York India Day Parade

    08/28/2016 6:19:19 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 31 replies
    India West ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | India-West Staff Reporter
    A group of Indian Americans against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was at the New York City India Day Parade Aug. 21 to hand out flyers against the presidential hopeful. Citing a deep concern of Hillary and former President Bill Clinton’s persistent anti-India record during the past 25 years, the group passed out about 800 of the flyers while asking Indian Americans to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.... “As senator, Hillary voted against the India nuclear deal (former President George W.) Bush set up and funded NGOs in India to unearth mass graves under the 'Get Modi' policy,”...
  • Teen Trump fan, ejected from Charlotte rally, says he was profiled

    08/20/2016 3:31:52 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 124 replies
    SF Gate | Anne Doss Helms
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An 18-year-old Charlotte, N.C., college student who was ejected from Thursday's Donald Trump rally says he went from avid backer to disillusioned opponent after Trump's security accused him of being a known protester. Jake Anantha, who registered as a Republican and cast his first primary vote for Trump, was wearing a Trump shirt when police removed him from the Charlotte Convention Center before the rally began. He and his father, Ramesh Anantha, say they believe he was profiled because of his dark skin. "It's unbelievably ironic," said Ramesh Anantha, whose parents emigrated from India. He says his...
  • Indian-Americans for Trump: Desi Republicans are steadily lining up to back their party's candidate

    07/27/2016 6:28:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Scroll ^ | July 2, 2016 | Seema Sirohi
    His tough talk on immigration, terrorism and perception of being a doer are big draws. Indian-American supporters of the Republican Party in the US are slowly but surely falling behind Donald Trump, the party's controversial nominee, who has promised a safer, better and stronger America. Broadly, their reasons include Trump’s unforgiving stance on terrorism, his promise to stop illegal immigration, his business ties with India and his tough position on China and Pakistan. At the bottom of it all, there is fear that America is no longer what it used to be, or what they want it to be –...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Republican Hindu Coalition to Endorse Donald Trump

    06/05/2016 4:58:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    The Republican Hindu Coalition is expected to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on the day before the Indian Prime Minister speaks to Congress next week. The Republican Hindu Coalition’s founding chairman Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar is scheduled to endorse Trump on Tuesday June 7, the day before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint session of Congress. “It is our honor as the Republican Hindu Coalition to announce our endorsement of businessman Donald J. Trump for the Presidency,” Kumar announced. “We believe that Mr. Trump has the best interests of the Hindu-American community in mind when he makes...
  • UCLA Gunman Mainak Sarkar Had Kill 'List,' May Have Slayed Minnesota Woman: LAPD

    06/02/2016 9:33:51 AM PDT · by GilGil · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/1/2016 | Elizabeth Chuck and Andrew Blankstein
    The former UCLA doctoral student who killed a professor in an apparent murder-suicide had a "kill list" that included the name of a woman found dead in Minnesota, as well as another UCLA instructor, the Los Angeles police chief said. Chief Charlie Beck told the KTLA television station that a victim was found shot to death in Minnesota after authorities found information in Mainak Sarkar's home that led them to her. "That person was shot," Beck said. "The connection is very strong. We still have to do the various ballistic tests ... but it's very strong." "It was a list...
  • Indian-American PAC Forms to Support Donald Trump

    01/31/2016 4:49:26 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 28 2016, 2:49 pm ET | by Stephany Bai
    A group called "Indian-Americans for Trump 2016" registered with the Federal Election Commission as a political action committee on Jan. 21. The group hopes to garner the support of Indian Americans to elect Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. The group's president, A.D. Amar, a business professor at Seton Hall University, told NBC News that discussions about the PAC first started in December. "I was surprised at the strength Trump had among the Indian professionals and Indian community," he said. "I have never seen Indians so united behind a candidate." **snip** Amar cited Trump's stances on...
  • Bobby Jindal Isn’t A Real Indian, Say White Liberals

    06/23/2015 12:30:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-23-2015 | JIM TREACHER
    We’re not supposed to tell other people how they should self-identify, are we? I’ve been told over and over that it’s wrong to do that. Especially if you’re a white person. And if you’re a white male… OMG! Yet here we have a Republican politician of Indian descent telling us how he chooses to self-identify, and a bunch of white people are right there to call him an Uncle Tandoori.
  • Indian Americans richest community in the US with median income of $100,547

    05/08/2015 10:30:30 PM PDT · by cold start · 53 replies
    India Tv ^ | 2 May 2015
    Washington: The median income of Indian-Americans, which is the richest ethnic community in the US, in the year 2013 was $100,547, Census Bureau said in its latest report. The figure is almost double the national median income and significantly more than even white, non-Hispanic Americans whose median income is approximately $57,000. In its latest report, the US Census Bureau said Indian Americans are the third largest Asian community in the United States after Chinese and Filipinos. The Chinese (except Taiwanese) population was the largest Asian group, followed by Filipinos (3.6 million), Indian American (3.5 million), Vietnamese (1.9 million), Koreans (1.8...
  • Indian-Americans Pay A Price For Running Convenience Stores (Diaspora Feature)

    08/31/2014 8:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Silicon India News ^ | August 31, 2014
    Back in 2006, Joe Biden, then a Senate candidate ran into trouble for a remark that "you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent." Gaffe-prone Biden got away by explaining that it wasn't a racial slur but "was meant as a compliment" for the "vibrant Indian-American community" making "a significant contribution to the national economy as well." A spin or not, Biden who went on become vice president in 2008, was speaking a home truth as according to the Asian-American Convenience Store Owners Association its 50,000 members own over 80,000 convenience...
  • Neel Kashkari Takes California Republican Governors Race

    06/04/2014 4:23:14 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 4, 2014 | Dignitas News Team
    Neel Kashkari provides Republicans with an excellent opportunity to take the Governors mansion. In California's Tuesday elections, Republican Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari outlasted a stiff challenge from Tim Donnelly to head into a November showdown against incumbent Jerry Brown. In other notable races, former NFL player Damon Dunn fell just short in his bid for the Long Beach Mayor's office, while contraception cover-girl Sandra Fluke appears to be heading a second place finish the 26th District State Assembly race, which will qualify her for Novembers general election. With nearly 99% of all precincts reporting, Kashkari held an apparently insurmountable...
  • Obama nominates 36-year-old Indian-American physician to be US surgeon general

    11/15/2013 7:04:41 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 41 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 11/15/2013 | Chidnand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: US President Obama on Thursday nominated Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy, who is only 36, to be surgeon general of the United States. The position, if confirmed by the Senate as required, will make Murthy the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the US and the operational head of the 6500-strong US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, one of the seven uniformed services of the United States that includes army, navy, air force and marines.
  • Diwali 2013: Hindu Festival Of Lights Celebrated All Over The World

    11/02/2013 3:06:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 02 2013 | Nadine DeNinno
    Diwali, the spectacular Hindu festival of lights known all over the world, will be celebrated on Sunday, Nov. 3. The five-day event begins on Sunday with traditional holiday staples like candles and oil lamps, called "diyas." Diwali, a contraction of the word "Deepavali" -- meaning row of lights in Sanskrit -- is often celebrated with food, dancing, parties and, of course, colorful lights hanging everywhere. Many HIndus celebrate with prayer to Sita and Rama, the goddess and god of wealth and prosperity. The festival symbolizes the victory of light over dark, good over evil and knowledge over darkness, and honors...
  • Why Miss America could never have been Miss India

    09/17/2013 6:59:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2013 | Ethel C. Fenig
    There have been many ugly tweets and other nasty comments about the new Miss America, Syracuse, NY born and aspiring cardiologist Nina Davuluri. The former Miss New York is of Indian descent; many of the negative commenters thought she was Arab and/or Muslim. Not so incidentally there were also many positive tweets and comments. Paradoxically, according to Malika Rao writing in The Huffington Post, Davuluri would never have won a similar pageant in her parents' native India because she was too...dark. Yes, even in India, skin color is important--the lighter the better. But there was an unfortunate irony to the...
  • Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent; racist tweets flow

    09/16/2013 5:59:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | September 16, 2013 | Leslie Bentz
    (CNN) -- No sooner had the tiara been placed atop her head than a barrage of racist tweets flooded the Internet. "If you're #Miss America you should have to be American," said one. "WHEN WILL A WHITE WOMAN WIN #MISSAMERICA? Ever??!!" screamed another. Nina Davuluri is American. She just happens to be of Indian descent. In fact, she's the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America. But the tweets that followed the 2014 pageant in Atlantic City on Sunday night didn't focus on how it's the second consecutive year that a Miss New York has taken the crown, or about...
  • Miss New York wins Miss America pageant

    09/16/2013 1:48:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2013
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Nina Davuluri became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant Sunday night.
  • US elections 2012:Indian Americans help raise millions for Romney Campaign

    10/08/2012 7:20:53 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    Samaylive ^ | 07 Oct | not listed
    WASHINGTON: Away from the public glare, prominent Indian Americans supporting Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney are believed to have raised between USD 15-20 million for his presidential campaign... The 'Indian American Coalition' (over 200 prominent Indian Americans) established in November 2011 has produced the desired results, Indian American supporters say, "Everyone has contributed funds, bundled money or held an event that has raised a minimum USD one million,... appalled by the incendiary anti-India rhetoric coming out of the Obama campaign with numerous ads attacking India for loss of American jobs... They are unanimously supporting Mitt Romney for President because...
  • Why do Indian Americans Support Obama?

    06/02/2012 10:00:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    An overwhelming 85% of Indian Americans support Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, according to a poll conducted earlier this year. The results of the study, which were published in early May, also revealed that only 67% of Indian Americans polled voted for Obama in 2008. Mr. Obama’s life story seems to resonate better than Mitt Romney’s with many Indian Americans. In the study, which was conducted by Lake Research Partners, on the question of Obama vs. Romney, the ratio was a staggering 76 to 8 in favor of Mr. Obama. Mr. Obama has shown strong support for Indian...
  • Election of black conservatives signals 'awakening'

    11/04/2010 12:24:23 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 48 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/04/2010 | Chris Woodward and Russ Jones
    With South Carolina's victory of the first 'Deep South' black Republican to Congress since Reconstruction, one conservative thinks it's evident that the tea party is not racist. Ron Miller, a conservative author, columnist, veteran and tea party member, says Tim Scott's election to Congress is "an impressive victory." "I think it's a great testimony to Americans' ability to evaluate people by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin..." ----snip. In winning the election, Scott beat out....the son of late Senator Strom Thurmond and the son of former South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell. ----snip"...they've demonstrated their...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Named President of The King's College in NYC

    09/11/2010 9:50:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NEW YORK - The King's College has named former White House policy analyst and best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza as the school's new president. D'Souza previously served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Located in the Empire State Building, The King's College is a Christian liberal arts college that educates students to bring firm Christian conviction and strong moral character to positions of leadership in the institutions of government, civil society, media, law, education, business, the arts and the church. The King's College...
  • George F. Will: As GOP diversifies, South Carolina is rising

    09/09/2010 3:25:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2010 | George F. Will
    The libretto of this operatic election season, understandably promoted by Democrats and unsurprisingly sung by many in the media, is that Republicans have sown the seeds of November disappointments by nominating candidates other than those the party's supposedly wiser establishment prefers. This theory is inconvenienced by two facts: South Carolina's Nikki Haley and Tim Scott. "I am a policy girl," Haley, 38, says demurely. But she is a savvy politician who in 2004 won a state legislature seat by defeating the longest-serving incumbent. Although the state's Republican establishment opposed her nomination for governor, she won because for two years she...
  • Record Number of Indian-Americans Seeking Offi

    06/19/2010 9:22:58 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 505+ views
    AP Report ^ | June 19, 2010 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    Record Number of Indian-Americans Seeking Office JESSE WASHINGTON Meet Reshma, Surya, Manan, Raj, Ami, Ravi, Nimrata and Kamala — a new wave of Indian-American politicians. At least eight children of Indian immigrants are running for Congress or statewide office, the most ever. The star of this trend is Nikki Haley, born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa, who is favored to win the election for governor of South Carolina. Indian heritage is where Haley's similarity with the other candidates seems to end. She is the only Republican, the only one who has been widely mistaken for a white woman, the only one who...
  • All Her Life, Nikki Haley Was the Different One

    06/14/2010 6:15:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies · 1,446+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 13, 2010 | SHAILA DEWAN and ROBBIE BROWN
    Nikki Haley, the favorite to become the first governor of South Carolina who is neither white nor male, has always challenged established norms with her own brand of moxie. As a girl, her parents — the first Indian immigrants this small, working-class town had ever seen — entered Nikki and her sister in the Little Miss Bamberg pageant. The judges of the contest, one that crowned one black queen and one white queen, were so flummoxed that they simply disqualified Nikki and her sister, Simran — but not before Nikki, about 5, sang “This Land Is Your Land.” Ms. Haley,...
  • Spelling bee winner part of Indian-American streak

    06/05/2010 4:57:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies · 1,047+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 5, 2010 | Lauren Sausser
    Shantanu Srivatsa and Anamika Veeramani sat nervously, side by side on stage. Once again, an Indian-American was going to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was just a matter of what word and what time on Friday. Shantanu, 13, an eighth-grader from West Fargo, N.D., stepped to the microphone first and couldn't spell "ochidore." Anamika — showing the cool demeanor she kept throughout — kept her hands behind her back and rattled off the correct letters for the medical term "stromuhr." She didn't crack a smile until the trophy was presented. "It was too surreal," she said. "It was...
  • Uninvited Couple Gets Past Secret Service And Attends White House State Dinner (Photos + Video)

    11/25/2009 6:57:23 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 34 replies · 2,488+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/25/09 | talkradio03
    Univited couple get through Security last night at the White House and attend the White House State Dinner, not only that, they got their picture with Vice President Joe Biden, (Video from CNN + Photo with Biden)
  • Uninvited guests crash White House dinner: report

    11/25/2009 6:27:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 4,407+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/25/09 | JoAnne Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Secret Service is investigating how an uninvited couple was admitted to U.S. President Barack Obama's White House state dinner, penetrating layers of security and mingling with VIP guests. The couple from northern Virginia was not invited to the dinner, not included on the official guest list, and were never seated at a table in the South Lawn tent where the dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was held, The Washington Post reported, citing a White House official it did not identify. A Secret Service spokesman told the Post that no one was under any risk...
  • VIPs hunger for invite to first Obama state dinner

    11/23/2009 1:51:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 704+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 23, 2009 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON - -- What's the hottest ticket in the nation's capital? An engraved invitation to Tuesday's White House State Dinner, the first hosted by President Barack Obama. He and the first lady will honor Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister -- in a big way, and in their way. In a departure from the most traditional venue, the elegant, high-ceilinged State Dining Room, the Obamas instead will gather with a few hundred VIPs in a huge, heated tent on the South Lawn. The guest list for the black-tie gala remains a closely guarded secret, so there's heavy speculation about who may...
  • Obama Lights White House Diwali Lamp

    10/16/2009 10:55:54 PM PDT · by SupplySider · 58 replies · 2,516+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/15/09 | Aseem Shukla
    The Dow Jones reached a significant milestone yesterday, and news outlets were abuzz with excitement. Olympia Snowe's vote for the Baucus bill was plenty fodder for the 24-hour news cycles. But, for Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists in the United States, an epochal event transpired at the White House afternoon that should not slip notice. Lead me from Untruth to Truth. Lead me from darkness to light. Lead me from death to immortality. (from the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad -- I.iii.28) As the ethereal sounds of a Hindu priest's chanting of this Sanskrit prayer from ancient Hindu scripture filled the East Room,...
  • Caption Obama celebrating Diwali

    10/14/2009 4:09:50 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 23 replies · 1,937+ views
    President Barack Obama, accompanied by Hindu Priest Sri Narayanachar Digalakote, uses a candle to light an oil lamp in observation of Diwali, or the 'Festival of Lights,' a holiday celebrated across faiths in India, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. President Barack Obama smiles after signing an Executive Order restoring the White House Advisory Commission and Interagency Working Group, and observing Diwali in the East Room of the White House in Washington, October 14, 2009.
  • Johnny Can't Add

    09/23/2009 5:05:46 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 18 replies · 1,631+ views
    Fred On Everything | July 28, 2003 | Fred Reed
    Maybe we need to wake up. The other day I went to the Web site of Bell Labs, one of the country's premier research outfits. I clicked at random on a research project, Programmable Networks for Tomorrow. The scientists working on the project were Gisli Hjalmstysson, Nikos Anerousis, Pawan Goyal, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Jennifer Rexford, Kobus Van der Merwe, and Sneha Kumar Kasera. Clicking again at random, this time on the Information Visualization Research Group, the research team turned out to be John Ellson, Emden Gansner, John Mocenigo, Stephen North, Jeffery Korn, Eleftherios Koutsofios, Bin Wei, Shankar Krishnan, and Suresh...
  • Coincidence or Providence? Exclusive: Steve Deace sees great significance in spelling bee's victory

    06/06/2009 5:40:52 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 6 replies · 832+ views
    It might have been just a coincidence, but if it was, it was an awfully eerie one. Last week, 13-year-old Kayva Shivashankar won the 2009 National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "Laodicean." That word left a lot of Americans befuddled. Typically, the vast majority of Americans that are products of our nation's collective calamity known as the government schools have no clue how to spell or define the words used at the National Spelling Bee. "Laodicean" is certainly no different. The uninformed mainstream media did its typical best to keep Americans as uninformed as they are. Most of those...
  • How to Win the Spelling Bee

    06/03/2009 5:48:17 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies · 959+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 3, 2009 | James Maguire
    I think I see a pattern here. When 13-year-old Kavya Shivashankar calmly spelled "Laodicean" this past Thursday to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, she became the seventh Indian-American to take the title in the past 11 contests. As the Times of India boasted, at this point an Indian-American win at the Spelling Bee has "an air of inevitability." So Indian kids must have a natural advantage, right? Well actually, no. Consider the winner in 2004, David Tidmarsh, a fair-haired Midwestern boy whose ancestors never ventured anywhere near New Delhi. I spoke with David in between final rounds on the...
  • C-O-I-N-C-I-D-E-N-C-E? (Indian) Spellers United by Dreams (of becoming neurosurgeons)

    05/27/2009 6:07:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 1,093+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2009
    The reigning national spelling champion is a 14-year-old kid whose one-liners kept everyone laughing a year ago. His parents moved to the United States from central India, and he wants to be a neurosurgeon when he grows up. Last year's runner-up -- and one of this year's favorites at the Scripps National Spelling Bee -- is an all-business 13-year-old Indian-American boy from Michigan. He's also set his sights on neurosurgery. Another favorite expected to be onstage for Thursday night's nationally televised finals is a 13-year-old Kansas girl with a sweet smile and a last name that's a spelling challenge unto...
  • Obama names chief tech officer

    04/18/2009 2:15:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 884+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/18/2009
    President Barack Obama on Saturday chose two Indian-Americans to help to streamline the federal government and cut costs. Obama named Aneesh Chopra, the Harvard-educated secretary of technology for the state of Virginia, as the federal government's first chief technology officer. Chopra, 36, will help reduce health care costs and foster cybersecurity. "In this role, Aneesh will promote technological innovation to help achieve our most urgent priorities - from creating jobs and reducing health care costs to keeping our nation secure," Obama said in his Saturday radio and Internet address. Chopra's corporate experience included working as managing director of the Advisory...
  • Nobody's Model Minority (Indo-Americans shouldn't be "actin' white"?)

    03/21/2009 6:29:08 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 6 replies · 572+ views
    The Root ^ | 16 March | Shiwani Shrivastave
    Recently Forbes ran a contentious article that slipped through the cracks without much commentary. The piece, written by Jason Richwine of the American Enterprise Institute, declared Indian Americans “The New Model Minority,” as if we were competing for the title in a pageant. Let’s clear this up once and for all. Being called a “model minority” is an unwelcome characterization that is damaging and tough to overcome. Why do you think the “old” model minorities—East Asian Americans—have struggled to shed the label since they were first saddled with it in the 1960s because of “their advanced educations and high earnings.”...
  • Lib Talker Malloy And a Racist Spoof: Jindal As Computer Tech from India

    02/27/2009 2:04:53 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 10 replies · 1,371+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 27, 2009 - 14:41 | Warner Todd Huston
    Our friends over at Radio Equalizer caught liberal radio talker Mike Malloy in a bit of hypocrisy. Malloy obviously thought his wife was a scream as she pretended to be Governor Bobby Jindal portraying him as an outsourced computer tech from India replete with cutsey faux Indian accent. Malloy's wife acted as if Jindal was the Simpson's character Apu, or something. Now, one cannot help but realize that if a conservative had indulged in such an outrageous parody of an ethnic politician, Mike Malloy would have eviscerated that action presenting it as a high crime. Yet, when he and his...
  • AUDIO: Left-Wing Radio Show Uses Mocking Impersonation of East Indian to Disparage Gov. Jindal

    02/26/2009 4:37:12 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 2,236+ views
    The Mike Malloy Show ^ | Feb. 26, 2009
    "Hello, my name is Bobby. How may I give you excellent customer service today? I hear you are having problems with hard drive. I am so very sorry this is happening to you, ma'am."