Top gear:

Racer Prarthana Murugavel is making history for India

Curl trouble?

Anshita Mehtrota has the answer

Raveena Mehta:

Indie Indian trailblazer at cannes

Anush Agarwalla:

The equestrian who made history at the Asian Games 2023

Meet Nikhil Kumar, the young table tennis champion representing the USA internationally

Vibha Janakiraman:

The violinist who enchanted the White House

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity

In a nutshell, that is the world today.

In this new chronicle on GLOBAL INDIAN, GI Youth, we discover how Indians are creating cutting edge innovations and disrupting industries with their prowess. Feel the pulse here.

We at Global Indian Youth are excited about your journey.

 

Top gear:

Racer Prarthana Murugavel is making history for India

Curl trouble?

Anshita Mehtrota has the answer

Raveena Mehta:

Indie Indian trailblazer at cannes

Anush Agarwalla:

The equestrian who made history at the Asian Games 2023

Meet Nikhil Kumar, the young table tennis champion representing the USA internationally

Vibha Janakiraman:

The violinist who enchanted the White House

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity

In a nutshell, that is the world today.

In this new chronicle on GLOBAL INDIAN, GI Youth, we discover how Indians are creating cutting edge innovations and disrupting industries with their prowess. Feel the pulse here.


We at Global Indian Youth are excited about your journey.

 

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GLOBAL INDIAN | YOUTH | FUTURE LEADERS

Ideas, initiatives and projects that are making a difference

Bringing Indian history to Gen Z

Anirudh Kanisetti, a historian and writer, is among a lineup of young historians who are making history an interactive and interesting experience for today's fast-paced Gen Z.

Contributing financial expertise in institutions

Web and technology entrepreneur, Anand Rajaraman co-founded Cambrian Ventures, Kosmix and former Junglee Corp. He was at Amazon in the late 1990s. Kosmix was acquired by Walmart, Cambrian was acquired by Google and Junglee Corp. was acquired by Amazon.

Contributing financial expertise in institutions

Chief investment officer of international and global equity strategies for Ariel Investments, Rupal Bhansali contributes her expertise in different institutions like being among the board of directors for the 100 Women in Finance Global Association.

Heading financials for JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Global Co-Head of mergers and acquisitions at JPMorgan Chase & Co Anu Aiyengar is behind some of the biggest deals on Wall Street. She was named to her role at age 50 in 2020 as the only woman and person of colour to hold her position.

Performing advanced techniques in facial cosmetic procedures

Renowned plastic surgeon, Dr Akshay Sanan was added to the team of board-certified physicians for The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, a leading plastic surgery practice in New England. He will practice the deep plane facelift and deep neck lift.

Karan Rai
Karan Rai
Impacting professional business growth

Karan Rai, CTO at Ennoventure, a SaaS-based company specialising in covert anti-counterfeit solutions, has been accepted into the Forbes Technology Council, for impacting business growth metrics and excelling in professional achievements.

GLOBAL INDIAN | YOUTH | THEN & NOW

Ideas, initiatives and projects that are making a difference

From background dancer to actor

Vishal Jethwa started his journey as a background dancer in reality shows and went on to land a role as main antagonist in Mardaani 2 in 2019. In 2022, he played the titular character in 'Salaam Venky', starring alongside Kajol.

Investing in tech companies with global scale and impact

Starting his career by founding Playspan, Karl Mehta is now the chairman of The Quad Investors Network and founded ‘Code for India’. He was also appointed to the EXIM US advisory council on climate.

Leading Mastercard’s marketing and communication strategy

A recipient of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2020 and the Director of global strategy & operations of MasterCard, leading the company’s marketing and healthcare strategy, Daniel Rajaiah was appointed to the EXIM US advisory council on small business.

Leading his political career globally

G Kishan Reddy started his political career as a youth leader of the BJP in 1977. Since then he's played many roles in Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. Recently, he was conferred the ‘Global Incredible Inc Leadership Award’ by the US India SME Council.

Supporting high-quality and affordable healthcare

Ami Bera has been serving as a member of the US House of Representatives from California since 2013, receiving the Healthcare Leadership Council’s 'Champion of Healthcare Innovation Award' for supporting high-quality, affordable healthcare in the country.

Paresh Patel
Paresh Patel
Delivering cutting-edge technology in tech, health, and wellness

Paresh Patel was appointed as Bexcode Services' new President, ensuring remains at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge technology to its clients. He has been involved in tech, health, and wellness, for which he received international recognition.

GLOBAL INDIAN | YOUTH | STARTUPS & ENTREPRENEURS

Teen founders of Induced AI raise $2.3M from Sam Altman

Aryan Sharma and Ayush Pathak, founders of Induced AI, secure $2.3M funding from OpenAI's Sam Altman for their AI that automates complex browser tasks.

Gujarat siblings launch sustainable shoe brand ‘Reroute

Parth and Karishma Dalal from Gujarat, who studied in the US, launched 'Reroute', using sustainable materials like sugarcane residue for eco-friendly shoes. Their brand has quickly gained traction in Indian metros.

Providing IT services for business solutions

Bexcode provides ultramodern IT solutions and services that help in gaining efficient business solutions. They provide services like customer gratification, superior app development functionality, cost-effective outcomes, and a client-centric approach.

Providing quality service to build professional long term relationships

Lorven Technologies provides professional technology consultancy, with high-quality and cost-effective strategic solutions to clients, delivering innovative and effective technology solutions in a timely, cost-effective, and value-added manner.

Reliance: Strengthening its children’s wear portfolio

Reliance Brands Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Retail Ventures, is set to buy Alia Bhatt's brand ‘Ed-a-Mamma,’ which will strengthen its children's wear portfolio. Ed-a-Mamma was launched in October 2020 with sustainability as its core focus.

zPod: Showcasing self-driving tech developed by the AI firm

Gagandeep Reehal and Gursimran Kalra, founders of Minus Zero, an AI mobility company, built zPod, a driverless car. Minus Zero is a tech firm that will provide its autonomous driving tech to other manufacturers to help improve their ADAS suite.

Global Indian | YOUTH | CULTURE

Ishwar Sharma
Ishwar Sharma, 13, Clinches European Yoga Gold

Ishwar Sharma, 13, from England, secured a gold medal at the European Yoga Sports Championship, and is recognized for his work with special needs children by former British PM Boris Johnson.

Raveena Mehta debuts at Tiffany’s Fashion Week in Monaco

Indie musician Raveena Mehta performed at Tiffany's Fashion Week in Monaco, showcasing Indian culture with classic hits and her new song 'Tujhse Milne Ki Aas', also featured in Ruskin Bond's anthology film.

Inspiring through ‘Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens’

Shankari Chandran won the 2023 Miles Franklin literary award, considered to be Australia’s most prestigious book award. Her book, ‘Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens’ inspired by stories she heard from her grandmother about her life and childhood.

Exposing the intersection of gender-based violence and climate change

Filmmaker Vandita Sarjya’s documentary, ‘When climate change turns violent’ was awarded the Climate Change and Health Film category at the 4th Annual Health for All Film Festival conducted in Geneva, which showcased 93 shortlisted films, worldwide.

Bhagavad Gita inspires Cillian Murphy for his next role

The movie Oppenheimer’s lead actor Cillian Murphy read the 'Bhagavad Gita', which inspired him to prepare for his role. The movie is based on the 2005 biography of Robert Oppenheimer, who read the Bhagavad Gita as well, titled ‘American Prometheus’.

Showcasing the history and rich cultural heritage of Buddha

The Bihar Jharkhand Association of North American association with the Indian consulate celebrates the birth anniversary of Buddha as Buddha Jayanti, emphasising the value of Buddha’s teachings and showcasing the rich cultural heritage, in the US.

GLOBAL INDIAN | YOUTH | GOOD READS

Top reads curated from the internet

#1
The AI renaissance of public-sector edtech
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#2
How to use AI to make your e-learning easier and more personalised
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#3
Life in a Foreign University | ‘Applied to college in Ireland on my own, appeared for DuoLingo English Test to save money’
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#4
Now-Gen givers are steering philanthropy into a new era marked by innovation: Neera Nundy
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#5
‘American universities see the value of Indian students,’ says ACT CEO
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#6
An Ivy League school just announced its first AI degree

The AI renaissance of public-sector edtech

The article first appeared in The Ken on November 06, 2023 India’s short edtech history has already had two phases—pre- and post-Covid. From being a niche, after-school product used by a select section of students, edtech suddenly became a tool for mass education. The first wave of edtech solutions—SD cards, recorded videos, live classes—were meant for the rich. There was a 2.0 version, where Youtube, combined with some thinly conceived doubt-solving apps, pushed the income-accessibility boundaries. Then, there was the dark age of edtech, full of medieval corporate conquests, take-overs, and bankruptcies that we’d all like to forget.

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How to use AI to make your e-learning easier and more personalised

The article first appeared in The Economic Times on February 18, 2024 Artificial intelligence (AI) is slowly seeping into business operations, and it has generated a need for individuals to become well-versed with the technology. This is probably why it has become necessary to incorporate it into the learning process as well.

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Life in a Foreign University | ‘Applied to college in Ireland on my own, appeared for DuoLingo English Test to save money’

The article first appeared in The Indian Express on February 22, 2024 After completing my schooling at Don Bosco School in Kolkata’s Park Circus, I pursued a BCom (Hons) degree at St Xavier’s College in the city. Soon after, I desired to get out of my comfort zone and explore a whole new culture. Currently, I am pursuing my passion for Finance and doing a Masters on the subject at Dublin City University in Ireland.

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Now-Gen givers are steering philanthropy into a new era marked by innovation: Neera Nundy

The article first appeared in The Forbes India on February 14, 2024 In the trajectory of India’s economic evolution, technology has evolved from being a mere trendsetter to becoming a foundational pillar. Deloitte’s tech trends for 2023 underscore the significance of the tech industry, as FY22 witnessed an unprecedented 15.5 percent growth, propelling revenue to a historic $227 billion through the synergies of digital innovation.

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‘American universities see the value of Indian students,’ says ACT CEO

The article first appeared in The Indian Express on February 17, 2024 When it comes to studying abroad, the United States of America is one of the top choices of Indian students. According to US Consulate officials, a total of 1,057,188 international students enrolled at US higher education institutions, of which 2,68,923 students were from India. Keeping this in mind, the US Consulate believes that this year too, the largest number of international students in US will be from India.

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An Ivy League school just announced its first AI degree

(The article first appeared in The Quartz on February 13, 2024) At the University of Pennsylvania, undergraduate students in its school of engineering will soon be able to study for a bachelor of science degree in artificial intelligence. What can one do with an AI degree? The University of Pennsylvania says students will be able to apply the skills they learn in school to build responsible AI tools, develop materials for emerging chips and hardware, and create AI-driven breakthroughs in healthcare through new antibiotics, among other things...

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GLOBAL INDIAN | YOUTH | WORLD IN NUMBERS

Statistically speaking

80 Indian students

Of The University of Essex attended their first-ever graduation ceremony in India. The university has about 2,000 Indian students registered.

225,000 Postgraduate students

From India would be heading to study abroad in 2025. Only China will be sending more students than India during the period.

15,000 Indian students

Study in New Zealand and the country aims to double this number over next two academic years.

27 Indian students

Have won the New Zealand Excellence Awards scholarship to study at the country's global universities.

600 Million

The number of people under the age of 25 in India making it a country with the largest youth population in the world.

₹10.41 lakh

Worth of scholarship is being offered to Indian students by British Council, to cover tuition fees for a one-year postgraduate programme in the UK.

GLOBAL INDIAN | YOUTH | DID YOU KNOW?

Fun facts about India and Global Indians

UK has announced the GREAT Scholarships 2024 program for Indian students, under which 25 UK universities are offering 26 scholarships worth £260,000.

26-year-old Sumit Nagal's historic win at the Australian Open made him the first Indian sportsman to win a match at the tournament in 11 years.

HDFC Life has launched a new cashless health policy for Indian students studying abroad, the premium for which will have to be paid in US dollars.

Rashi Bagga, a student at IIIT-NR, has received a job offer worth ₹85 lakh per annum, the highest salary package ever awarded at the institute.

Reliance Jio is working with IITs of Bombay, Madras, Mandi, Indore, Kanpur and Hyderabad to launch BharatGPT. It would be available in 14 Indian languages.

US Consulate believes in 2024, the largest number of international students in US will be from India.

GLOBAL INDIAN | YOUTH | GIRLS IN STEM

Arushi Nath: The teen who won the Canada-Wide Science Fair – twice!

Arushi Nath, 14, is a Canadian science prodigy. Twice winner of the Canada-Wide Science Fair, she's known for her work in planetary defense, discovering three asteroids, winning numerous awards, and excelling in Python coding and mathematics.

San Jose’s Shripriya Kalbhavi wins big in 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Shripriya Kalbhavi, from San Jose, CA, won second place in the 2023 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her EasyBZ microneedle patch, enabling painless drug delivery.

Focusing on wealth management for the clients

Partner & Co-Head of Global Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs, Meena Lakdawala-Flynn strategically leverages the firm’s extensive capabilities to assist clients in achieving their comprehensive wealth management objectives.

Empowering women working towards climate change

MD, Energy Investor at Riverstone Holdings, Meghan Pasricha co-founded 'Women in Climate Investing & Finance' in 2021, which connected and empowered women working to scale climate change and execute sustainable solutions through finance and investing.

Veteran physician in cell therapy and immuno-oncology

Dr. Mala Talekar is board certified in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology with 20+ years of experience. She has joined Verismo Therapeutics, a Philadelphia-based clinical-stage CAR-T Company, as VP of Clinical Development.

Co-founding the IT consulting and outsourcing firm

Neerja Sethi had a solid background in computer science, which helped her in co-founding the IT consulting and outsourcing firm, Syntel with her husband Bharat Desai, in 1980. She made it to the Forbes list of America’s richest self-made women.

GLOBAL INDIAN | YOUTH | TELL ME WHY

Fun facts about India and Global Indians

Kerala is in the news? It became the first Indian state to have its own internet service provider K-FON or 'Kerala Fibre Optic Network'. The state-run initiative has been launched in a bid to improve internet accessibility to the people.

Skeet shooters Ganemat Sekhon and Darshna Rathore are in the news? They made history by winning a silver and bronze respectively at the ISSF World Cup in Kazakhstan.

Mumbai based company Zest Outdoor Media has set a Guinness World Record? It became the world’s first green out-of-home asset management company for the most comprehensive installation of solar panels on a single advertising billboard.

Gautam Adani is in news? The billionaire arranged for an air ambulance to help transfer mountaineer Anurag Maloo, who was rescued after falling into a deep crevasse in Nepal's Mount Annapurna last month, from Kathmandu to the AIIMS in New Delhi.

Alia Bhatt is in news? She became the first Indian Global Ambassador of Gucci, the Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather goods.

Parties got hosted at 200 places simultaneously across the US? Indian community organisations in the US celebrated the 100th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat' - the popular monthly radio address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.