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Paras Patel:

The Indian American actor is carving a niche for himself in Hollywood

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International Education Specialist of UNICEF and UNHCR turns bestselling author

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Priya Chaudhry:

The lawyer defending America’s most high-profile celebrity

Christine Ghezzo:

Florida based singer’s tryst with devotional music of India

Ann D’Silva:

Istanbul-based author’s debut book will now be a Bollywood film

Paras Patel:

The Indian American actor is carving a niche for himself in Hollywood

Hema Vinod:

International Education Specialist of UNICEF and UNHCR turns bestselling author

Juliet Decaestecker:

The Belgian vet in love with India

Yash Birla:

The industrialist’s fitness gene

GI walks hand in hand with Global Indians. Game changers who lead by example.
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Global Indian | Good Reads

 Top reads curated from the internet 

#1
How Hilsa Became One of the World’s Priciest Fish
#2indian-cinemas
How we can harness Indian cinema’s soft power in nation building – Indian Express
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#3climate change
No gloom and doom, we have solutions for climate change
Reading Time: 10 Minutes
#4Buddhism
Is the modern world transforming Buddhism to suits its needs or discovering the ancient truths?
Reading Time: 10 Minutes
#5data
India should not squander its legacy of robust data collection, says author Nikhil Menon
Reading Time: 10 Minutes
#6Pio Gama Pinto
A Kenyan Goan’s fight against colonialism in Africa and India
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How Hilsa Became One of the World’s Priciest Fish

This article first appeared in The Juggernaut on November 23, 2022 The steaming banana leaf arrives on the table, enclosing a signature dish: bhapa hilsa. At London’s Chourangi restaurant, chefs coat the ilish maach, a beloved favorite of Bengalis, in a coconut and mustard marinade, painstakingly deboning it before wrapping it in leaves. Bhapa hilsa is a reassuringly expensive dish, the priciest on the menu at £27.50. For those who are unfamiliar, ilish maach is a tender, bony fish rich in omega-3 acids — equally known for its concentrated flavor as it is for how difficult it is to eat. It is to Bengalis what wagyu beef is to the Japanese. Bengalis have written poems in honor of the fish. They proffer ilish maach to the goddesses Saraswati and Durga during pujas.

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indian-cinemas

How we can harness Indian cinema’s soft power in nation building – Indian Express

This Article First Appeared In Indian Express On Nov 16, 2022. Days after India’s filmdom celebrated the 80th birthday of its current uncrowned king, Amitabh Bachchan, it would be pertinent to understand the soft power potential of Indian cinema.

The comparison, very understandably, starts with Hollywood. Top Gun: Maverick is the highest-grossing film this year so far. Its prequel, Top Gun was released in 1986, and even though it was a major success too, there’s another reason it became famous. It helped elevate the reputation of American armed forces from the nadir it reached during the Vietnam War, and increased recruitment to the US Navy by five times.

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climate change

No gloom and doom, we have solutions for climate change

This Article First Appeared In the Times Of India On Nov 19, 2022. Not a day goes by without apocalyptic predictions of climate disaster. The COP27 summit in Egypt reiterated sundry climate targets while independent analyses oozed gloom and doom. The Economist had a cover story titled “Goodbye to 1.5 degrees,” groaning that the race to limit warming was already lost. Others highlighted worst-case scenarios of 4-degree temperature increases..

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Buddhism

Is the modern world transforming Buddhism to suits its needs or discovering the ancient truths?

This Article First Appeared In Scroll On Nov 19, 2022 For many people, Buddhism appears to be uniquely compatible with modern lifestyles and world views. It provides staunch atheists – those who do not believe in the existence of any god – with a religious experience that does not require belief in supernatural beings. Conversely, it also provides new-age spiritualists with a connection to a deeper reality beyond the bounds of everyday observation and scientific knowledge. With its non-judgmental exploration of emotions and physical sensations, Buddhist mindfulness has influenced many schools of contemporary psychology. Buddhist philosophy, which embraces constant change and the inherent impermanence of all things, also chimes with today’s fast-paced and fragmented societies.

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data

India should not squander its legacy of robust data collection, says author Nikhil Menon

This Article First Appeared In Timesofindia On Nov 13, 2022. Earlier this year, The Economist described India’s statistical system as “crumbling”. How did we go from pioneering data-driven planning to this? Nikhil Menon, historian and author of ‘Planning Democracy: How a Professor, an Institute, and an Idea Shaped India’ tells Sunday Times about the history of Indian planning and its ties to P C Mahalanobis..

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Pio Gama Pinto

A Kenyan Goan’s fight against colonialism in Africa and India

This Article First Appeared In The Scroll On Nov 15, 2022. On a February morning in 1965, a celebrated Kenyan freedom fighter, journalist and politician stepped outside his home in the affluent Nairobi neighbourhood of Westlands. A charismatic man of Goan origin, he got into his car with his two-year old daughter and was set to drive away when a gunman shot him dead. The assassination of Pio Gama Pinto, which happened three days after his friend Malcolm X was killed in the United States, shocked the newly-independent East African nation. A month short of his 38th birthday, Pinto had become free Kenya’s first political martyr..

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Global Indian | World in Numbers

Statistically speaking

$22.49 billion

India's trade with Australia in the first three quarters of 2022. It is a 62 percent jump compared with the same period in 2021.

3 years

The waiting time for US visa interview. According to the State Dept website, the waiting period for B1/B2 applicants is 999 days in Mumbai, 994 days in Hyderabad, 961 days in Delhi, 948 days in Chennai and 904 days in Kolkata.

96 percent

Of export from India to Australia will be zero-duty, according to the historic bilateral trade pact signed between the two countries.

1 million

The number of downloads that Indian microblogging platform Koo App logged in within 48 hours of its launch in Brazil. Twitter-rival Koo aims to further cement its position globally by making the app available to more countries.

$30 Trillion

The value of Indian economy by 2050 as predicted by Asia’s richest and world’s third wealthiest person, Gautam Adani. He also expects Indian economy to become world’s third largest before 2030 and second in the world by 2050.

2.5 million

The number of Indians, who migrated overseas in 2021, which is the highest annual number of migrants in the world. According to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs report, there are 32 million NRIs and OCIs residing outside India.

Global Indian | Did You Know? 

Fun facts about India and Global Indians

New Delhi has invited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to be the Chief Guest on Republic Day, in light of growing political and military ties with Cairo.

Tata Motors has promised to offer jobs to employees fired from Meta and Twitter in its British subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover. The company will create around 800 new jobs in different departments.

A free trade agreement with India has been approved by the Australian parliament. Over 6,000 sectors will get duty-free access to the Australian market.

Facebook parent Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as the new head of its India business, American social media giant’s largest market with over half a billion Indians using Meta services. With over half a billion Indians using Meta services, India is s

Carmaker Maruti Suzuki India crossed milestone of 3,500 new car sales outlets in the country, with opening of Nexa sales outlet, Hyderabad. Its outlets are spread across 2,250 cities and towns making it only car maker to have such a wide network in India.

Indians no longer need to produce a police clearance certificate to apply for a Saudi visa. The move has come in view of "strong relations and strategic partnership between Saudi Arabia and India."

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