NRI Stories

India-born TV tech pioneer Arun Netravali wins USD100,000 Marconi Prize

Dr Arun Netravali, former president of Bell Labs (now Nokia Bell Labs), has been named the winner of the 2017 Marconi Prize, the Marconi...


Govt announces web portal for women abandoned by NRI husbands

The Indian government announced it will soon launch a centralised web portal which will be a repository of information on lawyers and NGOs...


NRIs top remittance list according to UN report

Indians working across the globe sent home USD62.7 billion last year, making India the top remittance-receiving country, surpassing China,...


'Yoga is embedded in our daily life and routine'

Ishwar became interested in yoga after watching his father practise and was encouraged to join his dad. Connected to India caught up with...


Most NRI quota seats go unnoticed in private medical colleges

As per the Indian state-appointed admissions regulatory body, private institutes have to abide by tight norms for NRI seat. The candidate or...


Hero behind Akshay Kumar-starer ‘Airlift’ dies in Kuwait

Prominent NRI businessman Mathunny Mathews, who was instrumental in the safe evacuation of stranded Indians during the Iraqi invasion in...


Mrs India 2017 Bhavana Bahl: Inspiring women to be better versions of themselves

Society often have us believe that marriage should be the end goal – but Bhavana Bahl, who is the winner of the 2017 ‘Mrs India –...

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NRI from Telangana set to improve Indian education quality inspired by US

Sudheer Jalagam, an NRI from Telangana who lives in Issaquah, Washington, is going all out to improve the quality of education in government...


US-based NRI Namit Deshpande makes his way to India U-17 World Cup

The Indian squad for the Under-17 football World Cup India will host in October, has been boosted with the inclusion of Namit Deshpande, a...


Sunil Tolani awarded Hind Rattan for outstanding NRI

Business magnate Sunil Tolani, the founder of Price Organisation, has been awarded the Hind Rattan for his outstanding contributions in the...


Absconding NRI finally lands in jail after nine years

An Indian-origin US citizen in Rupnagar, Punjab, has been sent to judicial remand till April 10 for allegedly torturing his wife, in a case...


Indian-American Sandeep Mathrani ranked fourth overpaid CEO in US

Sandeep Mathrani, the Indian-American chief executive of General Growth Properties, a Chicago-based property firm, has been ranked fourth on...


Indian-origin man arrested after attack on one-year-old twins

Indian-origin Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, has been arrested by UK police for the attack on a pair of one-year-old twins at a flat in Finsbury...


NRI businessmen Hindujas top Asian Rich List 2017 in UK for second year in a row

Britain's richest Asians have increased their collective wealth by a record 14 billion pounds in one year, according to a survey. The Asian...


Parminder Singh joins Mediacorp as new Chief Commercial and Digital Officer

Mediacorp has announced the appointment of Parminder (Parry) Singh as its Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, the latest in a series of...

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India-origin barrister banned in UK for harassing ex-girlfriend

An Indian-origin lawyer in the UK has been disbarred from practising law after getting convicted of harassing his ex-girlfriend last year.


Indian-origin surgeon keeps woman alive without organs for 6 days

In a path-breaking surgery of sorts, an Indian-origin surgeon in Canada has given a new lease of life to a young mother.

Health & Fitness

Kal Penn turned hateful troll into USD600,000 fundraising for Syrian refugees

The ‘Designated Survivor’ star Kal Penn expressed his dismay at the President Donald Trump’s immigration order of indefinitely banning...


Google's Sundar Pichai slams Donald Trump's immigration order

Indian-American Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has criticised the US President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order against people...


British-Indian journalist takes over as Chancellor of the UK university

A journalist of Indian-origin has taken over as Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in northwest England.


Indian-American Commissioner Ajit Pai likely to be Interim FCC Chair

President-elect Donald Trump and Indian-American commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai’s meeting on January...


Indian-American DJ Ravi Jakhotia set to perform in advance of Trump inauguration

Popular Indian-American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia is all set to perform in front of thousands at the National Mall in Washington on...


Indian-American Seema Verma meets US Lawmakers ahead of hearing

Indian-American Seema Verma, seen as key to replacing Obamacare -Affordable Care Act, has met top US lawmakers ahead of her confirmation...


Two Indian-Americans appointed by Obama to senior administration posts

The outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has appointed two Indian-Americans to key administration positions before demitting office in less...


Indian-American Pramilla Malick fights against potential pipeline project

Pramilla Malick - chair of New York state-based Protect Orange County, is fighting for landowners who are slated to be affected by a...