US-based Param Shah, 18, who helps disabled Indian children bloom talks to Ritu Jha about the challenges and joys of his job. Last summer, Irvine, California-based Param Shah, 18, travelled to remote villages in the Himalayan region on a project. On his return, he established the Lotus Foundation, a non-profit that provides care for children with disabilities in India. “The lack of disabilities care in India sparked my desire to start this project,” Param, founder and chief ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Jamshedpur, Feb 15: Ritu Kapila emerged champion at Usha Martin Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament, held at Beldih course today. Thirty top lady amateurs from the steel city participated in the tournament. Ruchi Narendran, wife of Tata Steel ...Calcutta Telegraph, 2 months ago
A group of noted academics, artists and concerned citizens have issued an appeal, in the context of Elections 2014, to defend India's secular democracy. The statement, the lead signatories to which are Zoya Hasan, Rooprekha Verma, Sashi Kumar, ...The Hindu, 1 week ago
LUCKNOW: In the first major administrative reshuffle ahead of polls, the Election Commission on Wednesday transferred 44 senior administrative and poll officials in the state. Transferring 22 DMs, 19 SSP-SPs and three DIGs on the back of ...Times of India, 3 weeks ago
Shubham Banerjee’s school science fair project has led to the development of a Braille printer prototype that costs one-fifth of what is available in the market today, reports Ritu Jha Shubham Banerjee could not have imagined the response his ‘Braigo’ -- a low-cost Braille printer he built using Lego blocks (India Abroad, February 28) -- would eventually generate. “Yes, the response was unexpected,” Shubham, 12, told India Abroad from his home in Santa Clara, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Winter has bid us its final goodbye and it sure seems like the sun has never shone brighter. Spring is here and it's now that everything looks, feels, and smells cheerful. And what accentuates the coming of spring in India is Holi, the exuberant ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
The members of this club had a great time when they organized a tapori theme party, recently. The guests had full on of masti, and when the DJ played Hindi songs like Aati Kya Khandala and Romeo Naam Mera, most of them headed for the dance floor.Times of India, 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
Maitri, which provides free and confidential services to South Asian-American families facing domestic violence, at its 23rd annual gala, raised half a million dollars. Ritu Jha reports About 400 people -- comprising the who’s who of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Venture capitalists -- attended Maitri’s annual gala at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California on February 8. The evening raised over half a million dollars for Maitiri, a 23-year-old organisation in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In the US and elsewhere, Microsoft employees view their new CEO as ‘a performer, a doer’ who will change things for the better. Ritu Jha and P Rajendran report. People who have worked at the lower levels of Microsoft described Satya Nadella’s appointment as chief executive officer in positive terms, describing him as a positive force that could change a moribund culture. According to one of them, who declined to be named because of the small matter of a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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