A political science student at Georgia University, Anusha Ravi tells Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais why it is important to teach students how to help survivors of sexual assault. When Anusha Ravi heard about a 'Red Light District' themed party being held at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at Emory University in Atlanta, she immediately wrote to Megan Janasiewicz, director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. In her e-mail, Ravi, 20, argued that red light districts were anything but fun for its women ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Arthur J Pais analyses Oscar 2014 big wins and losses. For months now, audiences have been watching the riveting 12 Years a Slave with palpitating hearts and seething emotions at America’s shame, and applauding warmly at the triumph of Solomon Northup. A gifted musician and a free black man Northup was kidnapped from the North and sold into slavery in the South in the 19th century. This week, the film triumphed at the Oscars too, winning the Best Film award over other critically ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Karnataka-born Raghuveer Nayak tells judge he wants to die. Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais reports. Raghuveer Nayak, an Indian-American multi-millionaire, was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $500,000 in a medical scam by a federal judge in Chicago on Monday. Nayak, who allegedly tried to buy the Senate seat in Illinois vacated by then United States Senator Barack Obama for another US Congressman, told the judge during the hearing, 'I just want to die.' He said he had become so despondent ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Founder Shilen Amin tells Arthur J Pais how far the South Asian International Film Festival has come since its inception 10 years ago. Shilen Amin, the founder and the driving force behind the recent South Asian International Film Festival in New York, burst into the social scene about 15 years ago, with the South Asian Networking Association. From the networking organisation for the young, urban, hip clientele grew a desire to hold a film festival of Indian and South Asian films. “New ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
In the second part of the series on three Indian Americans who are pushing the boundaries in their respective fields, Arthur J Pais speaks with Kirin Sinha, winner of the prestigious Marshall Scholarships, who uses dance to teach maths. In the first part, Suman Guha Mozumder outlined 18-year old Saumil Bandyopadhyay’s unique infrared radiation detector that is inexpensive and has scientific, civilian and military applications. Kirin Sinha, recently chosen as a Marshall Scholar with fees ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago The Stanford scientist who dreams of paper microscopes, computers made of bubbles Rediff.com, 2 months ago
With the 86th Annual Academy Awards just a few days away, Rediff's critics -- Raja Sen, Aseem Chhabra, Sukanya Verma and Arthur J Pais -- are making their Oscar predictions! Agree with them? Here's YOUR TURN to predict!Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Media Release Mangalore, Feb 28: The Alumni Association of St Aloysius College organized an eventful program on February 21 at St Aloysius High School Hall to felicitate and honor achievers and former presidents. Prof Edmund Frank was honored for ...Daijiworldcom, 1 week ago
A group of Indian-American businessmen initiated the action against Wendy Doniger's controversial book which Penguin India agreed to pulp recently. Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais finds out more. The court case in India against Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus was in a way initiated in Atlanta, Georgia, by a group of Indian-American businessmen including Dhiru Shah, who have been fighting against several controversial books on Hinduism by Western thinkers and professors in recent years. The group of ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'How can Hindus protest efforts to ban an edition of the Gita in parts of Russia, and force a publisher to withdraw an academic critique of Hinduism, all in the same breath? It makes the Hindu community seem petty, self-serving, and hypocritical.' 'Episodes like this allow Hinduism to be "owned" by the most conservative, intolerant, extremist voices. These people do not speak for me, and they certainly don't represent the form of Hinduism I practice and love," Princeton University's Hindu ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'For over a decade, the United States has been shaping the contours of Hinduism. It has been doing this from the perspective of upper caste and conservative interests,' Professor Shefali Chandra tells Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais. Shefali Chandra, left, professor at one of America's best known schools, has used Wendy Doniger's The Hindus in her class, and will continue to do so. She is outraged at the reaction to the book and its withdrawal from bookstores in India. At Princeton, ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago 'Withdrawing Doniger's book gives her the martyr's mantle' Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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