Rahul Gandhi US visit: Congress leader enthrals California audience; takes jibe at PM Modi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s visit drew people from different parts of the US to the Mohabbat ki Dukaan’ event held at the Marriot in Santa Clara, California, May 30, with hopes and aspirations that Gandhi and Congress return to power in 2024. Gandhi, who landed on May 30 in California, spoke at UC Santa Cruz’s Silicon Valley campus in Santa Clara, Calif., which was organized by the UC Santa Cruz Center for South Asian Studies, where Gandhi shared his views on the Bharat Jodo Yatra and the general election in India next year.

Ajit Manocha exclusive: ‘Semiconductors will nearly double in revenue by decade end’

In an exclusive interview with indica, SEMI chief Ajit Manocha said, “The semiconductor industry is poised to nearly double in revenue by the end of this decade to support emerging applications with more chip content such as electric vehicles, autonomous machines, smart medical devices, 6G communications, etc. The industry is facing a talent gap as it seeks to expand manufacturing to support this expected growth, opening up opportunities for new locations for semiconductor fabs.”

California Indian Americans host first-of-its-kind Kashmir Conclave

Eminent citizens, speakers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists converged in California recently to discuss Jammu and Kashmir and the way ahead after the abrogation of Article 370 by the Narendra Modi government on August 21, 2019. The first-of-its-kind Kashmir Conclave was held May 13, at India Community Center in Milpitas, California. The Kashmir Conclave team, hosted by a group of individuals mainly Kashmir natives played a crucial role in organizing the event, including accomplished entrepreneurs, lawyers and doctors. The team members include Jeevan Zutshi, Zara Hashim, Irfan Ali, and Tasawar Jalali.

How AIM for SEVA is changing lives, one student at a time

AIM for SEVA, a non-profit founded by Swami Dayananda Saraswati is a global charity. In the Bay area, the initiative is led by his disciple Vijay Kapoor with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers. The organization enables students in rural and tribal parts of India to access quality, holistic education through its chatralayas [hostels] and schools. It started with a modest number of 40 students and is currently educating 9000 students, of whom 4000 stay in the chatralayas full-time.

TiEcon 2023 breaks barriers, sets new standards

RITU JHA- There was a visible pleasure on people’s faces as they smiled, hugged, and took selfies at TiEcon, TiE Silicon Valley’s annual conference that was held in person after three years of virtual sessions, thanks to the pandemic. Even those exercising caution behind masks expressed pleasure being back. Those who attended the conference, held […]

Tang of Draper happy with TiE50 contest contenders

RITU JHA- When Andrew Tang[Above photo 2nd from right], partner, Draper Associates, first started listening to the pitches at TiE50 at TiE Silicon Valley, he said, “I first thought these are just interesting ideas. Then I saw all these interesting ideas have revenue [potential]. I was very impressed by how they raised money in a […]

Yellen offers (some) clarity on SVB

There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, even though it isn’t clear as to when founders and wider Silicon Valley community can exhale, even for a minute. The US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen spoke to the Face the Nation this morning. Her comments reveal that the government doesn’t want it to become a contagion that spreads to other banks. As many have said, this could undermine the faith in US banking system from the point of view of depositors.