Congresswoman Jayapal arrested, released

The Congresswoman was held during a protest against the zero tolerance immigration policy that has separated children from parents   indica Washington bureau   Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Democrat, Washington), was arrested by the US Capitol Police as she joined more than 500 women during a civil disobedience action against the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policies […]

Maryland temple works to include LGBTQIA

Influenced by younger Hindus, temple works to make everyone feel included   Ritu Jha   A Maryland temple hosted a town hall to create awareness and to make queer Hindus feel more included. The event themed, “Creating Spaces for LGBTQIA Hindus,” was held at the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, in Lanham, Maryland earlier this month. […]

40 years of a Ramayana production

Exposing students to learn other views and realities may argue an openness much of the US – and India – are yet unprepared for   Ritu Jha   Treat everyone justly, even if they are your enemies. This was the lesson from the Ramayana for Carl Ward, who plays in the 40th-anniversary production of the […]

“They are still Indian”

Indian officials to go again after being denied access to Oregon asylum-seekers   Ritu Jha   Indian asylum seekers held in a federal facility in Oregon may have justifiable grievances about persecution but their country’s officials are still making efforts to help them, however, futile those might be. The officials from the consulate in San […]

Pramila Jayapal fights to keep H4 work authorization

Indefinite family detention draws more anger

The solution to the reprehensible practice of separating children from parents was barely less humane, activists and lawmakers say   indica Washington bureau   Indian American lawmakers and human rights activists on Wednesday slammed President Donald Trump for a new executive order that calls for indefinite detention of families who illegally enter the country, even […]

Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh 'Sunny' Balwani

Former Theranos COO indicted

Ramesh Balwani, an adviser to the biotech firm’s founder, has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit it Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani, the former chief operating officer of Theranos, a Silicon Valley-based biotech firm that used to false claims to raise $700 million, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire […]

Boost for Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop project

State officials appear positive but experts warn that this is yet unproven technology   Ritu Jha     A plan to have high-speed transportation between Mumbai and Pune in India got a fillip when Devendra Fadnavis, the chief minister of Maharashtra, the state these expanding cities are in, visited the Hyperloop test site in Las […]