According to all accounts, Neel Tushar Kashkari was well received at the California Republican Party Convention -- his first major public exposure after formally declaring his candidacy in January for governor of California Kashkari, 40, once dubbed the ‘$700 billion man’ for administering the United States Treasury’s bailout of the nation’s leading banks under the Troubled Asset Relief Programme, was described as ‘someone who appeals across all demographics’ ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
California Attorney General Kamala D Harris announced on February 12 that she would be seeking re-election to the post. Harris, a Democrat, who has over $3 million to fight the election, filed her nomination papers at the San Francisco City Hall. The last date for filing the nomination is March 7. The primary election for the attorney general is June 3. Harris took office as California’s 32nd Attorney General on January 3, 2011, making her the first woman to hold the job. ‘It ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
When Khosla bought the Martin’s beach property he put up a gate with a sign that said, ‘Beach closed, keep out.’ Ritu Jha reports from California. Vinod Khosla, the Silicon Valley billionaire and co-founder, Sun Microsystem, has been involved in a series of legal battles ever since he blocked access to Martin’s beach in California’s Half Moon Bay after buying the property for $37.5 million. On February 10, California State Senator Jerry Hill (Democrat-San Mateo) ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Social media giant Facebook has just monopolised the messaging market with its whopping $19 billion cash and stock buyout of mobile messaging company WhatsApp. The deal, which is the largest acquisition by the Mark Zuckerberg-led firm , is even bigger than ...DNA, 1 month ago
Filmmaker Karan Bali shares the fascinating story of Ellis Roderick Dungan with Aseem Chhabra. Ellis Roderick Dungan was born in 1908 in Ohio. After travelling to France where he learned photography, he attended the University of Southern California’s Cinematography and Motion Picture Production program. Then in 1935 Dungan came to India for a few months to make films with a friend. And quite by chance he started working in the Tamil film industry. He ended up staying back for over a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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