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We should stop asking why Indian Americans are so good at spelling bees. Here’s why.

We should stop asking why Indian Americans are so good at spelling bees. Here’s why.

Americans tuned in this week to watch kids struggle, and sometimes succeed, in spelling words like “bouquetiere” and “nunatak” during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee. And, when they did,…

Contestant’s Hilarious Final Jeopardy Answer Puts Him In The Limelight

Contestant’s Hilarious Final Jeopardy Answer Puts Him In The Limelight

Two-day “Jeopardy!” champ Choyon Manjrekar had such a big lead on May 25 that when he didn’t know the answer to the Final Jeopardy question, he chose to clown around…

Chef Vikas Khanna Launches Cookbook At Cannes Film Festival

Vikas Khanna, the award-winning master chef of the New York-based Junoon restaurant launched his latest cookbook at the India Pavilion of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, May 17. “Utsav”…

Aziz Ansari Turns Author With New Book On Relationships

Aziz Ansari Turns Author With New Book On Relationships

With the season finale of “Parks and Recreation” and the release of his second Netflix stand-up comedy special behind him, Aziz Ansari is getting set for the June 16 release…

Youthful contestants at U.S. Bee not just whizzes at spelling

Youthful contestants at U.S. Bee not just whizzes at spelling

The youthful contestants at the U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee boast a lot of interests in their lives besides spelling, with athletes, musicians, actors and writers among the almost 300…

For the second consecutive year, National Spelling Bee crowns co-champions

For the second consecutive year, National Spelling Bee crowns co-champions

OXON HILL, Md. — All sorts of history was made at the National Spelling Bee Thursday night. Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam duked it out to a tie and were…

U.S.-India Relations Under Modi — Matching Outcomes and Sentiments

U.S.-India Relations Under Modi — Matching Outcomes and Sentiments

While U.S.-India relations are unquestionably on the upswing, there are still some apparent disconnects between tangible outcomes and sentiments on both the strategic and economic fronts. Our strategic relationship has…

New Jersey Native Hetal Vasavada Among Top 22 Finalists On “MasterChef US’

New Jersey Native Hetal Vasavada Among Top 22 Finalists On “MasterChef US’

An apple puff pastry pie with cardamom whipped cream was New Jersey native Hetal Vasavada’s ticket to earn the coveted white apron in the 6th season of MasterChef US. Vasavada,…

Rahul Gupta gets life in prison for killing friend in Silver Spring

Rahul Gupta gets life in prison for killing friend in Silver Spring

Rahul Gupta, a onetime aspiring biomedical engineer, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after an emotional hearing in Montgomery County that shed light on a person often overlooked during…

Modi to perform yoga at mass public event

Modi to perform yoga at mass public event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga at a public event next month, part of his international drive to increase participation in the ancient Indian discipline. Modi will practice physical…

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