Sikh asylum-seekers in despair in Georgia facility

The detainees allege inhumane treatment, including prolonged detention and solitary confinement   Ritu Jha   Sikh asylum-seekers held at the Folkston Detention Center in Georgia have been treated inhumanely and are losing hope, according to Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta, a non-profit legal advocacy group. The Folkston Detention Center is a for-profit entity, owned and […]

Music for the Eyes raised $30,000

Rocking on for Sankara Eye Foundation Vasudha Badri-Paul   Over 3500 fans flocked to San Jose to watch Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the Bollywood trio, performing with actor, producer, and musician Farhan Akhtar at the San Jose State University on August 24, hosted by Sankara Eye Foundation, a non-profit that works to eradicate preventable blindness in India.   […]

India’s digital data debated at town hall

Government officials and Silicon Valley pros discuss ways to address privacy and data management issues   Ritu Jha     “We need to have a healthy blend of data availability, data utility, data innovation, data anonymity and data privacy.”   That was Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is both India’s federal minister of electronics and information […]

Setting the sights high: Sankara Eye Foundation,USA

Sankara Eye Foundation bring in Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Farhan Akhtar for the 20th-anniversary fundraiser concert   Ritu Jha   Sankara Eye Foundation(SEF) USA, is hosting live concerts in California to help raise funds to help eradicate curable blindness in India. For this, its 20th anniversary, the foundation has called on artists Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa, […]

ITServe welcomes clarified OPT rules

Students training under the program are no longer limited to training at the employer’s principal place for business   Ritu Jha   The US Citizenship and Immigration Services clarified the ‘reporting responsibilities for students and employers participating in the STEM OPT program,” a step welcomed by ITServe Alliance Inc, a non-profit organization with over 1,000 […]

TCS case heads to court

Faced with charges of discrimination, the IT firm cannot avoid a trial Ritu Jha IT behemoth TCS faces trial in November over charges that it engaged in racial and national discrimination. The lawsuit against TCS, an India-based consulting and outsourcing company offering services to companies in the United States and around the world, was filed January […]