Indian Americans a new Power Bloc in US Congress

“The Indian American community has done very well… One day we may see an Indian American President – after all, this is the America we believe in”

– Rep. Bera


Leo Varadkar Family Celebrates in Mumbai

Here in Borivli, kaju katri, black forest cake and aam ka panna were passed around as soon as the news broke at 10.52pm IST. Hordes of cameramen and reporters thronged the house along with scores of relatives, adding to the thrill of victory.

Archna Sahay: Philadelphia’s Director of entrepreneurial investment

If I were to launch a business … I would raise a fund to invest in startups that are solving for problems that underserved populations deal with. So I wouldn’t try to invest in female or minority founders, in particular. There are many funds out there doing that. Instead I’d want to invest in startups that are making life easier for women, for example. I’d invest so that I can direct capital toward innovations that help underserved groups. Doesn’t matter if it’s being created by white guys, just as long as it’s serving and empowering underserved populations.


Sadiq Khan – Background

Last few months have been rough and tumble for Khan, first with handling the terrorist attacks, the row with Trump, and now with handling the Grenfell fires. But he’s been a fighter all his life.

“Khan grew up in public housing in Tooting, an ethnically mixed residential area in south London, and slept in a bunkbed until he was 24.

Khan regularly recalls how his father drove one of London’s famous red buses, and his mother was a seamstress. One of his brothers is a motor mechanic.

He is a handy boxer, having learnt the sport to defend himself in the streets against those who hurled racist abuse at him, and two of his brothers are boxing coaches. He also ran the London Marathon in 2014.”

Complex view of role of new Sikh MPs

Though new desi MP’s formal responsibility is to the UK, the Sikh community may also have certain expectations

“Sikhs find themselves constantly trying to reconcile Guru inspired principles that demand they work to establish equality and liberty for all, with a system that is not only built on the exploits of its colonial past, for which it has yet to deliver any redemption, but also in recognition of the knowledge that only 33 years ago the very same establishment for whom they now work, colluded with the Indian government to attack the epicenter of the Sikh world.”

Preet Gill’s Father

“Gill said the main issues she wants to tackle now are funding cuts to schools, the state of the NHS and the threats to police budgets.

While Theresa May has made it about Brexit, my number one priority is the education cuts which are so detrimental to primary and secondary schools.”