Two Indian American advocates have been chosen among the top 50 lawyers of San Franciso for 2023 by Attorney Intel which provides news and information on notable law firms and the broader legal industry.
On the sidelines of the IPEF (Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity) in San Francisco, India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal attended a series of bilateral meetings aimed at deepening and finding scope for new investment opportunities. Goyal, currently on a four-day visit to the US, met Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto and the talks between the two leaders focused on strengthening trade and investment ties between India and Indonesia.
Finally back to a full on in-person programming after the pandemic, this year’s 21st annual 3rd i International Film Festival showcased once more an impressive breadth and artistic depth of South Asian cinema.
Going back to full on in person programming was no easy feat though, as festival director Ivan Jagirdar noted.
The 21st Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival – Beyond Bollywood will be hosted by 3rdi to showcase edgy narratives, fun indie films, and inspiring documentaries from South Asia and its diaspora, including stories from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, France, Italy, UK, Canada and the USA from October 20-22.
Following several complaints, Elon Musk’s X sign has been removed from his social media company, formerly known as Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters on Monday in the afternoon hours. Citing several media reports, The Hill stated the workers removed the luminous sign after receiving complaints from city residents and officials. It had been put up last week during the company’s rebranding.
Among the many pro-Khalistan protesters outside the San Francisco consulate on July 8 was Surinderjit Kaur, councilmember of Fremont Gurdwara Sahib. She was seen distributing flyers to passers-by during the protest. When indica reached out to her asking why she is protesting, she replied, “India is oppressing Punjab and other minorities.”
A non-profit group in San Francisco has stepped up for the cause of domestic violence survivors by donating seed money to a voluntary organization, Narika, to set up a Transitional Home (TH) in Alameda County, California.
Anti-India protestors held away at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco on July 8 when pro-Khalistan groups shouted ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ (Hail Khalistan), some held Khalistan flags, others held placards proclaiming “Liberty or Death”, “Sikhs declare Independence from Lawless India,” etc, while some stood on the Indian National flag, and even brandished a large sword.