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Desi Life in 2014: Successes and Failures, Crimes and Crises

Desi Life in 2014: Successes and Failures, Crimes and Crises

Indian-Americans in the tristate are still in the hangover of Narendra Modi’s September visit to the U.S. His reception at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and its success, is one…

Owner of Car Dealership Charged in Large-Scale Fraud Scheme

Owner of Car Dealership Charged in Large-Scale Fraud Scheme

– Newark, N.J. A luxury car dealer in Ramsey, New Jersey who opened his store with great fanfare in April 2013 featuring reality TV stars, has been charged with defrauding…

B.G. Verghese, veteran editor and intellectual, dead

B.G. Verghese, veteran editor and intellectual, dead

B.G. Verghese, acclaimed editor, respected columnist and a leading intellectual, died Dec. 30 at his son’s home in nearby Gurgaon, a family friend said. Verghese was 87. He is survived by…

Bollywood, young India defend 'PK' but protests continue

Bollywood, young India defend 'PK' but protests continue

Bollywood and young India Tuesday passionately defended Aamir Khan-starrer “PK” even as Hindu rightwing groups continued their protests alleging that it defamed Hindu religion. Producers, directors and actors as well…

Amit Shah acquitted of triple murder charges

Amit Shah acquitted of triple murder charges

The head of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Amit Shah, was acquitted of three murder charges on Tuesday in a trial that had undermined the government’s promise to usher in…

Dhoni quits tests after India lose series to Australia

Dhoni quits tests after India lose series to Australia

The third test between Australia and India in Melbourne failed to deliver a nail-biting finish on Tuesday but ended with a draw tinged with controversy and the shock retirement of…

The best and worst of Bollywood in 2014

The best and worst of Bollywood in 2014

For all its talk of looking for a “hat ke” (different) film, Bollywood proved in 2014 that it prefers to go with the tried and tested and experimenting with subjects…

Jersey Couple Sues Philadelphia Little League Over Injury During Game

Jersey Couple Sues Philadelphia Little League Over Injury During Game

A New Jersey couple is suing a team from the Philadelphia Little League program claiming that a throw from a player at a Taney game in May left 73-year-old Anand…

Execution for Pittsburgh Man Accused of Killing 5 Including an Indian-American Stayed

Execution for Pittsburgh Man Accused of Killing 5 Including an Indian-American Stayed

A stay order has been issued for a Pennsylvania man convicted of random murders of five people including an Indian-American, during a two-hour hate crime rampage in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County.…

Former Rutgers University Student Charged in Busch Campus Arson

Former Rutgers University Student Charged in Busch Campus Arson

An Edison resident and a former Rutgers student has been charged with setting fire in one of the university building in Piscataway last week. Shayam Sridhar, 21, was charged with…

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