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Indian-Tibetan mayor Aftab Pureval

Indian-Tibetan son of immigrants elected first Asian-American mayor of Cincinnati

Democrat Aftab Pureval, 38, is the son of a Tibetan mother, a refugee, and an Indian father. His parents moved to US and settled in Ohio where he was born in 1982.
Representational image | File photo of The White House | Pixabay

‘Let us stay in US’ — thousands of young Indians facing deportation reach out to White House

About 200,000 Indians living in the US are facing deportation as they have either turned 21 or about to reach the age, after which they can't be dependent on their parent’s visas.
A health worker wearing PPE, attends to Covid-19 patients at a new 100 beds ICU COVID Ward with Oxygen and Ventilator facilities in Hyderabad on April 27, 2021 | PTI

Indian-American doctors offer services to Covid patients in India virtually or in-person

The AAPI leadership has requested India through an emergency declaration (to) provide a blanket immunity and indemnification for volunteering physicians from the US.
Dr Vivek Murthy

Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy confirmed by Senate as US surgeon general

Dr Murthy, 43, would occupy the position of America's Surgeon General for the second time. He was also the youngest ever to hold the office at the age of 37.
Kiran Ahuja

Indian-American lawyer Kiran Ahuja nominated to head US govt agency managing civil servants

If Ahuja is confirmed, the 49-year-old immigrant would become the first Indian-American to serve as the head Office of Personnel Management.
File photo of Neera Tanden | Twitter | @neeratanden

Who is Neera Tanden? Hillary Clinton loyalist and Joe Biden’s pick for budget chief

Daughter of Indian immigrants, Neera Tanden, 50, is a Washington mover and shaker who currently heads the think tank Center for American Progress.
US President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden

Affluent voters, presence in swing states — why Indian-Americans matter to both Trump & Biden

Donald Trump's bonhomie with PM Modi to Joe Biden recalling Diwali party — both Democrats and Republicans are trying to woo the Indian-American vote.
File photo | An attendee wears a mask of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 'Howdy, Modi!' event in Houston, Texas | Photo: Scott Dalton | Bloomberg

India is Hindu, Hindus are India — Why Indian Americans think the way they do

In ‘Open Embrace’, Varghese K. George writes how groups like Hindu American Foundation influence US thinking — from Modi visa ban to lynchings.
Kamala Harris Accepts Vice Presidential Nomination At Democratic National Convention | Bloomberg

Because of Kamala Harris, more Indian Americans are likely to vote in US polls, survey shows

The Kamala Harris effect is significant because a narrative is emerging that the Modi-Trump partnership will push Indian Americans to abandon the Democratic Party in droves.
Howdy Modi

Vote for America or vote for India-US ties — Why Indian Americans and their funding matter

When Barack Obama was running for president for the first time, he called Hillary Clinton the ‘Senator from Punjab’ because of her close ties to India.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.