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Ashok Amritraj: The Madras Mogul
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Ashok Amritraj: The Madras Mogul

Movie producer Ashok Amritraj maps out his American Journey in this conversation with Arthur J Pais. Maggie Amritraj encouraged her sons Anand, Vijay and Ashok to set their goals very high, and with her husband Robert, she admired them when they played at tennis tournaments like Wimbledon and the US Open. For some time, it looked she was comfortable when her sons decided to settle down in America. When her youngest child, Ashok, ventured into movie production and continued to struggle for many ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago

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V-I-C-T-O-R-Y: 14-year-old Indian wins Spelling Bee

Winner of 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee Sriram Hathwar in conversation with Arthur J Pais on the challenges of winning the competition. Life is coming back to normalcy," Sriram Hathwar, the co-champion of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, said last week in his house in rural Painted Post in upstate New York. "Almost," he added, as he was getting ready to go the Hindu religious class conducted by his mother Roopa, who like her husband is a doctor. With a whirlwind of television ...
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Giving a voice to girls' education

Priyanka Chopra, Shabana Azmi and Sakina Jaffrey root for a cause close to their heart. Arthur J Pais listens in On a rainy day near Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Chopra's mother, Madhu -- a gynaecologist -- heard a child cry by the roadside. She stopped her vehicle to find an abandoned baby and brought her home. 'I was 12 and I thought I had a baby sister,' Chopra recalled. But soon the baby was given away to a couple looking to adopt. The would-be-actress was heart broken, but she said, ...
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'We are a close-knit Indian family'

Chitra Amritraj had an arranged marriage, unlike her parents, and her American journey has included challenges very different from what her husband Ashok encountered, discovers Arthur J Pais. Chitra Amritraj’s American journey began with a change of religious affiliation -- and an arranged marriage. “My parents had a love marriage,” she says with a chuckle. “My father, a well known sculptor (Mani Nagappa) in Chennai, came from a Hindu family and my mother from an ...
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Her bones were broken, her dreams are not

In the final part of a series on Presidential Scholars, Arthur J Pais profiles Maya Lakshmi Srinivasan who recovered from her shattered dreams of being a national gymnast. Wind rushed through my hair, whisked past my ears," Maya Lakshmi Srinivasan thought four years ago. "I flipped through the air, wishing these moments could last forever. Nothing else mattered -- I did what I loved and I loved what I did. I was invincible." The summer of 2009, just three years from the London Olympics, the ...
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Mangalore: Centre For Advanced Learning Felicitates Toppers in Jee-Advanced, BITSAT & CET Exams

by Alfie D'souza, Team Mangalorean Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world- Nelson Mandela Right education should help the student, ...
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Like Steve Jobs, a trip to India changed his life

In the twelfth part of a series on Presidential Scholars, Arthur J Pais profiles Sathvik Namburar whose ten-week stint at a Tamil Nadu hospital made him realise the vast need for health care across the globe. Sathvik Namburar has many accomplishments under his belt, including a perfect ACT score, and being a National Merit finalist and valedictorian of the Woodward Academy Class of 2014 in College Park, Georgia. He has published independent science research while doing a study at Georgia Tech.
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He is helping young Americans eat healthy

In the eleventh part of a series on Presidential Scholars, Arthur J Pais profiles Karthik W Rohatgi who is helping low-income children to eat more fruits and vegetables AND promoting small-scale farmers. The first time Karthik W Rohatgi went to Dr Vidhur S Mahadeva's unpretentious but colourfully furnished house, he merely seemed like a fun-loving doctor who got along well with kids. 'He could make a bowtie out of a dollar bill, and his magic tricks left me utterly perplexed,' Karthik, from ...
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He brings warmth and smiles... one quilt at a time

In the tenth part of a series on Presidential Scholars, Arthur J Pais profiles Siddharth Gupta whose Quilt for Cure movement is giving cancer patients some much-needed warmth. Over a year ago, when Siddharth Gupta, 16, volunteered for the American Cancer Society in his city of Fargo, North Dakota, he noticed that most patients were shivering; people with cancer get cold easily on chemotherapy. And then Siddharth met Troyd Geist, state folklorist with the North Dakota Council of Arts.
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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (June 17)

U (Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 17 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** Razor USA Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., June ...
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