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MUMBAI,  (IANS) - Amit Tandon, whose TV debut show, 'Goodnight India' has received a positive response, will soon be touring with his comedy special 'Masala Sandwich' across the world. He said, "It's the best feeling to stay busy, especially if you're

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Global forced displacement had surpassed 84 million in mid-2021, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the figure is still rising. These critically acclaimed documentaries demonstrate that the refugee crisis cannot be defined solely by statistics. Flee 'Flee'

CANNES, (ANI)- Aishwarya Rai and American actor Eva Longoria have been friends for years now. Every year, fans eagerly wait to catch glimpses of the divas' bonding at Cannes Film Festival. The 75th edition of the prestigious event is no different.

MUMBAI, (IANS)- Priyanka Chopra shared a picture of her bruised face from the sets of her series 'Citadel'. Priyanka posted the picture on Instagram and asked her followers if they too were having a tough day at work. Sharing the picture, Priyanka

LOS ANGELES, CA - Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in the lead role of the upcoming US indie film 'Laxman Lopez'. The film is a Christmas-themed movie to be directed by Mexico's Roberto Girault, director of local hits including 2017's 'La

CANNES, (ANI)- Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, who is leading the Indian delegation to Cannes Film Festival 2022, on May 17 met Charles H Rivkin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Motion Picture Association of America (MPA). Rivkin termed the meeting

CANNES (IANS)- Deepika Padukone wowed the world with her Boho look during the opening-day photocall of the 75th Cannes Film Festival jury on May 17. Very different from the formal monochromatic look of the other seven members of the jury, Deepika

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Majid Majidi, the director known for films like 'Children of Heaven' and 'The Song of Sparrows', has praised actor-turned-director Himanshu Malik and his directorial debut 'Chitrakut'. Himanshu is the actor who starred in Anubhav Sinha's musical film 'Tum

India-West Staff Reporter SAN DIEGO, CA - Deepika Padukone is the first Indian ambassador for Louis Vuitton and she was in San Diego at the high-end fashion brand's Cruise 2023 Show. The actress was as excited as her fans, posting on Instagram, “My first

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS)- Grammy winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman's very first feature film 'Le Musk' will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Market's Cannes XR program. The 36-minute film is billed as a cinematic sensory experience incorporating virtual

MUMBAI, (IANS)- Showcasing a formidable line-up of musicians and composers, the official music album for the Amazon Original series 'Modern Love Mumbai' was unveiled on May 12. Reputed music talent from across the country has come together for the six-part anthology. The

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - As content streaming heats up in India, The Walt Disney Company has revealed that it is working on 100 original shows in local content for the country where its Disney+Hotstar OTT platform is currently the leader. The

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) – Hollywood actress Demi Moore has shared a picture of herself, her daughters and spiritual figure Mata Amritanandamayi. Moore took to Instagram, where the actress's daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah Willis are seen sitting next to Mata

MUMBAI, (IANS) – Indian American actress Emily Shah is all set to make her debut in Hindi cinema opposite Bollywood actor Abhay Deol in the upcoming film 'Jungle Cry', slated to release in June. Chicago-born, NJ-raised Emily, who speaks Hindi and Gujarati fluently,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Actress Aditi Rao Hydari is set to make her debut at the 75th Cannes Film Festival representing the innovative global smartphone brand vivo India. Speaking on the collaboration actress Aditi Rao Hydari said, "vivo India represents innovation

LOS ANGELES, CA (ANI) -Bollywood actor Preity Zinta celebrated this year's Mother’s Day with her twinnies, as she dropped a beautiful picture with them and her mother. She is seen posing with her mother, Nilprabha Zinta and both holding twin babies

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Bollywood actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar will be part of the cast of Disney Plus’s upcoming series 'Ms. Marvel'. According to 'Deadline', details regarding the character are under wraps, though his participation has been couched as a guest-starring role. 'Ms. Marvel'

MUMBAI, (ANI) -Shah Rukh Khan who has ruled people's hearts and now the Canada Consul General here, Diedrah Kelly is the latest personality to get smitten by the superstar's charm. Kelly was among the diplomats who were recently hosted by the

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Twinkle toes Madhuri Dixit has teamed up with Indian-American rapper, songwriter and singer Raja Kumari as she pays tribute to her Indian heritage with her latest song 'Made in India' created in collaboration with Metro Shoes. Madhuri says,

MUMBAI, (IANS) – Indian American songwriterAkash Ahuja, whose earlier tracks such as 'By My Side', 'Fetty Wap' and 'Red Wire' are quite popular, is all geared up for his latest song 'Priyanka', dedicated to Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra. Akash says: "This

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - HBO Max, on May 5 announced the three finalists of the sixth annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a short film competition which showcases films by Asian and Pacific Islander creators. Indian American filmmaker Gauri Adelkar

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Argentine film director Pablo Cesar's Indo-Argentinean film 'Thinking of Him' co-produced by award-winning Indian filmmaker Suraj Kumar, explores the Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's relationship with the Argentine writer Victoria Ocampo. Having read the French translation

PARIS, (ANI) - At a time when India is commemorating its 75th year of Independence by launching the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', India and France are also celebrating 75 years of their association. India will be the official 'Country of Honor'

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – The 2022 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced the award winners for its 20th annual edition which featured a celebratory return to in-theater screenings and presentations. Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s ‘Once Upon a

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian socialite and businesswoman Natasha Poonawalla looked drop-dead gorgeous as she showcased Indian fashion on the Met Gala 2022 red carpet. She nailed the 'Gilded Glamour' theme for the night. She looked every-inch gorgeous in a

MUMBAI, (IANS) - The trailer of the Indian American hip-hop artiste Raja Kumari's track 'Made in India' for the artiste, is her tribute to her Indian heritage. Glimpses of the trailer capture the Grammy-nominated artiste in an ultra-glam look. The song

MUMBAI, (IANS)- The first-ever Hindi audio adaptation of Batman is all set to be released on May 3, in the latest podcast 'Batman: Ek Chakravyuh'. Bollywood actor Amit Sadh lends his voice to the character of the caped crusader. The podcast

LOS ANGELES, CA (ANI)- New mommy Priyanka Chopra, has shared some hot photos on Instagram, leaving her followers awestruck. The 'Mary Kom' star can be seen wearing a lime-colored co-ord bikini set, relaxing in the pool at her LA abode. "Instagram

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Hollywood star Bill Murray has shared his first statement on the suspension of production on 'Being Mortal', which Searchlight Pictures deemed necessary after investigating complaints of inappropriate behavior against him. Murray shared his comments during an

NEW DELHI (IANS) -Actress Keira Knightley is the face of Indian brand Black Dog, from the house of Diageo, for its #SavourThePause campaign in India. This collaboration saw the launch of the campaign featuring the actor to establish the significance

India West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - HBO Max will promote its Asian American and Pacific Islander Voices collection to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month starting May 1. The collection will feature curated content available on the

India West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – The ‘Big City, Slum Home,’ a 25-minute documentary will help kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. In it, the director and producer duo of Abhishek Bhatnagar and Abhishek Isaac

MUMBAI (IANS) Rapper-songwriter Raja Kumari is quite excited about her new release titled 'Made In India' under her independent label Godmother Records. Making the official announcement of her upcoming project the Indian American said, "This is the first release from my

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Netflix and India have come together to honor unique real-life stories of extraordinary individuals through a series of inspiring short videos titled 'Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan'. The initiative was launched on April 26 as India celebrates its

MUMBAI – Bollywood’s Karan Johar and Dharma Productions’ CEO Apoorva Mehta on April 24, hosted a star-studded party for Netflix Global Chief, Bela Bajaria. The Indian American made a splash on social media, with stars and the paparazzi posting images of

India-West News Desk INDIAN WELLS, CA – “So wild to me that im one of the first Indian women to play Coachella 🥲 thank you to my beautiful band (love you ty, cale and Aaron) & team who made this happen

MUMBAI (ANI) - Hollywood star Will Smith's recent visit to India weeks after slapping Chris Rock at Oscars 2022 has caught everyone's attention. Like several netizens, actor and stand-up comedian Vir Das, too, commented about the same. Taking to Instagram, Das

MUMBAI (ANI) - Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Will Smith who slapped comedian Chris Rock on the Academy Awards stage last month was spotted at a private airport here on April 23. The actor was seen dressed in an oversized white T-shirt that

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA – Indian American comedian Aziz Ansari is running into headwinds. His directorial debut “Being Mortal” has been shut down after filming began after complaints about his costar Bill Murray, the famously prickly actor was made

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Streaming giant Netflix's 'Bridgerton' was watched for more than 2.5 billion minutes during the week of its Season 2 debut, according to Nielsen's newly released streaming Top 10 rankings. The Chris Van Dusen-created period romance was

MUMBAI (IANS) - Producer Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures has signed a multi-film production deal with Armaan Zorace's US genre label Dark Hell and prolific Hollywood producer Steven Schneider, known for producing the horror film franchise 'Paranormal Activities'. Under the terms

LOS ANGELES, CA (ANI) - Veteran star Anupam Kher, who has made a mark in Hollywood with projects like 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'New Amsterdam', and 'Bend It Like Beckham' among others, has recently signed a new international show titled 'The

LOS ANGELES, CA - Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas who announced the arrival of their baby in January this year have chosen to name her Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. According to a birth certificate obtained by TMZ, Priyanka and Nick's daughter

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Renowned indie filmmaker Shlok Sharma's new film 'Two Sisters and a Husband' is India's official selection in the International Narrative Competition for the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. The film is a messy, twisted and dingy tale

(photo @MrMalcolmsList) India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - The first images from the Freida Pinto starrer ‘Mr Malcolm’s List’ have dropped. Vanity Fair said it best – ‘Bridgerton Meets Pride & Prejudice,’ it said. The Regency era romance is based on the

CHENNAI (IANS) - Director Sarjun K M's upcoming film, 'Burqa', featuring actors Kalaiarasan and Mirnaa in the lead, has been nominated in three categories at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). The film, which has been produced by SKLS Galaxy

NEW YORK, NY - (IANS) National award-winning filmmaker Nishant Roy Bombarde's latest short film 'Gair' has been selected to premiere at the upcoming New York Indian Film Festival. The film features Tanmay Dhanania, a well-known name in Indie cinema and 'Tabbar'

LOS ANGELES, CA - (IANS) Actress Simone Ashley loves how her 'Bridgerton' character Kate Sharma "breaks the rules". While appearing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', the 27-year-old actress told guest host Tiffany Haddish: "I like the fact that she's [Kate] not

LONDON (IANS) - Actor Dev Patel, who is making his directorial debut with 'The Monkey Man', is currently in Mumbai to wrap up the final patch work of his project. The patchwork will be shot with actors Sikandar Kher and Sobhita

MUMBAI (ANI) – Superstar Ranveer Singh, who is gearing up for the release of his next film 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar', recently shared that it was the joy of transforming into a small-time Gujarati businessman that drew the actor to the upcoming

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India will host the American Hip Hop group 'The INV!S!BLES' for live shows in Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Goa, and Chennai from April 19 to May 4. The group's tour is organized

LOS ANGELES, CA(ANI) - It's the strong women in her life that raised Priyanka Chopra to become one of the powerful personalities. On April 12, Priyanka took to Instagram and recalled how her "nani" (maternal grandmother) played a consistent part in

LOS ANGELES, CA (ANI) - Actors Priyanka Chopra and Anthony Mackie's upcoming action thriller 'Ending Things' has been picked up by Amazon Studios. As per Deadline, the upcoming film was acquired by the studio after a round of competitive bidding. Kevin

LAS VEGAS, NV– Indian American musician Falguni Shah, known by her stage name Falu, won a Grammy for Best Children's Music Album for her album 'A Colorful World' at the 64th annual Grammy Awards while Bengaluru-based music composer and environmentalist

HYDERABAD (IANS) - 'Arjun Reddy' fame Vijay Deverakonda's debut pan-India movie 'Liger' also marks boxing legend Mike Tyson's debut in Indian cinema. As the former professional boxer had wrapped up the shooting earlier, he has now completed dubbing his part for

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Joseph Patel, a producer on the Oscar-winning documentary 'Summer of Soul', has blasted Chris Rock for his presentation of the category during the 94th Academy Award ceremony, in which the comedian introduced Patel and the

MUMBAI - Deepika Padukone was honored at a glamorous event at the Time100 Impact Awards ceremony held in Dubai, for her contributions in the field of mental health. Padukone has been among the earliest in India, to openly talk of her

MUMBAI (IANS) - For Indian American hip hop artiste Raja Kumari, who recently performed and brought her music to the attendees of NH 7 Weekender in Pune, meeting her fans for real after a long time was an experience in

India West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - The highly coveted 2022 Oscars Nominee goodie bags, popularly known as "Everyone Wins", are the most talked-about item while celebrating Hollywood's biggest night. Distinctive Assets has been producing them independently for the past

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) As Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic 'Dune' swept six awards at the 94th Academy Awards, it also brought home an accolade for India with its Best Visual Effects win, comfortably edging out 'No Time to

India-West Staff Reporter HOLLYWOOD, CA - “First Patel to ever win an Oscar” declared Joseph Monish Patel on his Instagram handle along with an image of the award after winning one at the 94th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre

Kal Penn thanked the hosts of the event and posted this image with Lilly Singh on Instagram. LOS ANGELES, CA - With the Oscars week underway, the celebrations for the prestigious awards ceremony are in full-swing with Oscar parties raising the

MUMBAI (IANS) - Mumbai based American actor Edward Sonnenblick, who is playing the lead antagonist in the recently released magnum opus 'RRR', shared his experience of working in the film. For him, the film is a learning curve as he

MUMBAI (IANS) - Actor Pablo Schreiber, who will be seen in the role of a genetically modified super-soldier, Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 in the sci-fi series 'Halo', shared that the TV series which is based on the game series

MUMBAI (IANS) - In a key development in one of the most avidly watched pre-trials, a Mumbai court on Mar.23 rejected a notice of motion filed by Bollywood megastar Salman Khan seeking a gag order on his NRI neighbor Ketan

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - ‘Home,’ a new musical album releasing on Apr. 8, is Carnatic vocalist Sushma Soma’s reflection on her relationship with nature and the environment. It is a trenchant expression of the artist’s thoughts into vocals about

MUMBAI (IANS) - Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, who is known for tracks like, 'Cold Mess', 'Kho Gaye Hum Kahan', announced his new studio album, 'The Way That Lovers Do'. The album is set to arrive on May 20. The album, which features

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - HBO is developing an OTT adaptation of Indian Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry's 1996 Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, "A Fine Balance", with Ritesh Batra, director of the much-acclaimed Irrfan Khan-starrer, "The Lunchbox", helming the project. The seven-part

India West Staff Reporter LA JOLLA, CA – ‘Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical,’ a new show that gloriously blends the Indian bhangra with Western dance forms, is now playing at the La Jolla Playhouse, here. Based on the book by the

MUMBAI (IANS) – Indian American hip hop artiste Raja Kumari returned to the stage ahead of Holi recently. It marked her first time performing in Punjab, a state with a large number of fans that dig her music. The 'City Slums'

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Bollywood actor Ali Fazal, who will is in another Hollywood project titled 'Kandahar', co-starring, Gerard Butler, has shared an exclusive picture from the sets. The picture showcases Ali posing with Butler and other crew members from

LONDON - Bollywood’s superstar Ranveer Singh who recently was spotted at the NBA All Star Game in Cleveland, OH (https://indiawest.com/2022/02/21/ranveer-singh-stoked-to-meet-lebron/) was seen this time in London at a Premier League Football game. While he shared pictures on his social media handle

MUMBAI (IANS) - Celebrated actress Shabana Azmi, who'll be soon seen in the upcoming sci-fi series, 'Halo', backed by Steven Spielberg, said that the show gave her the opportunity to explore a completely new genre and that it has been

India-West Staff Reporter BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Oscar-nominated Indian-American filmmaker Smriti Mundhra took home the first award -- for the best children's program -- at the 74th DGA Awards held here at the Beverly Hilton on Mar.12. It was presented by Pamela

MUMBAI (IANS) - Actor-singer-songwriter Diljit Dosanjh has signed a strategic deal with a major record company to amplify his presence on a global level. Under the partnership, he has forthcoming singles with Canadian rapper Tory Lanez and the Tanzanian star

Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Shelley Conn as Mary Sharma, Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma in Season 2 of "Bridgerton." (Photo Liam Daniel/Netflix) MUMBAI (ANI) – The second season of ‘Bridgerton’ will stream on Mar. 25.

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Indian Canadian comedian Lilly Singh will be starring in a new series ordered by Disney Plus about the beloved Muppets musical group ‘The Electric Mayhem Band.’ The series, titled ‘The Muppets Mayhem’ will follow the

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Kalpen Suresh Modi, professionally known as Kal Penn, is a man of many talents. An actor, who has played Lawrence Kutner in the medical drama series 'House' alongside Hugh Laurie, as an academic lecturer, he

MUMBAI (IANS) - Alia Bhatt is set to join the cast of Netflix's 'Heart of Stone', as she makes her global debut opposite Gal Gadot. The film will release globally on Netflix this spring and has received great reviews singling out

MUMBAI (IANS) - Playback singer Armaan Malik has been recognized by 'Grammys Global Spin', a concert series produced by the Recording Academy, for his single 'You' thereby making him India's first music artiste to grace the global series that spotlights

The podcast ‘Scammers’ is based on telemarketing with the story moving from India to Silicon Valley. The project is backed by Sanjay Sharma, founder of Marginal Media Works in CA. (photo Twitter) India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Marginal Media Works,

Deepti Vempati and Abhishek Chatterjee had uneasy moments through the show and Vempati chose to walk away from the wedding altar. (photo Netflix) India-West Staff Reporter ‘Love Is Blind’ is a dating reality television series that premiered on Netflix in 2020, as

SANTA MONICA, CA - The 28th annual SAG Awards 2022 were held at the Barker Hangar here, on Feb. 28 where actor Anupam Tripathi made a splash on the red carpet. Korean hit ‘Squid Game’ made history with its nomination in

Aziz Ansari’s new work will be based on a book by another Indian American, Dr. Atul Gawande. (photo Instagram) India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Aziz Ansari, the well known Indian American actor and comedian, is entering the realm of direction

Super talented Indian American Mindy Kaling will make movie adaptations of books emerging from diverse voices that she will curate and pick. India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Indian American writer, actress, comedian, producer, Mindy Kaling is adding one more title

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell also thought Priyanka Chopra was Deepak Chopra, the wellness guru’s daughter. (photo Instagram) India-West Staff Reporter MALIBU, CA - Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has apologized after an awkward encounter at the famed Nobu restaurant here, in which she assumed that

Aditya Kriplani’s tackling of the subject of suicides is timely given that the pandemic has created a mental health crisis. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter SPRING LAKE, NJ - The alarming rise in cases of suicides has roused social awareness to its

Ranveer Singh is the NBA India ambassador and he made for a forceful presence. (photo Instagram) India-West News Desk CLEVELAND, OH – Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh is stoked after meeting the Lakers, LeBron James at the NBA All-Star game that was held

“Writing With Fire” has been directed, produced and edited by filmmaker duo Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas; Sushmit Ghosh also served as cinematographer with Karan Thapliyal. (IANS photo) LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - 'Writing With Fire', which was hailed by 'The

Bhutan made history with its official entry, "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom" getting nominated for Best International Feature Film. LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - The worldwide excitement over the 94th Academy Awards which will be held on Mar. 27 at

Jane Campion from New Zealand has made Oscar history by becoming the first woman filmmaker to boast two career nominations in the best director category. (IANS photo) LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Twenty-eight years after she got her first Oscar nomination

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Indian American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, who'll be heading the competition jury of the Berlin Film Festival, says he is excited at the prospect of being enriched by new perspectives in the course of the

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Netflix has announced plans to debut no less than 68 movies in 2022, including 'The Gray Man', the Russo Brothers action thriller starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Dhanush. With this announcement, Netflix makes good on

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Korean series have been a staple on Netflix for years, but following the ‘Squid Game' phenomena, audiences around the world can’t get enough of not only the typical K-Drama fare, but also Korean thrillers and

Simone Ashley, a British actress of Indian origin, will play Kate Sharma in “Bridgerton’ Season 2. (photo via IANS) LOS ANGELES – Netflix and Shondaland have announced the return of the popular web series set in England's Regency era, "Bridgerton,” with

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt. (photo via IANS) MUMBAI – Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has been named PETA's 2021 Person of the Year for her work in support of an animal-friendly fashion industry. The actress had recently invested in Phool, the company behind

“Pushpa.” (IANS photo) HYDERABAD – Allu Arjun’s 'Pushpa: The Rise' is being screened with house full occupancy in both domestic and international circuits. It was earlier reported that during 'Pushpa's one-week run, this action thriller collected a gross of around Rs. 196

Shreya Patel. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter Indo-Canadian actress Shreya Patel, who has been working to change the cinematic narrative with her films, was recently honored as one of ‘Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ by Women’s Executive Network under the Arts, Sports

(photo provided) As we navigate through the uncertainty of the pandemic era, there are many who have stepped out of their comfort zone and thus reinvented themselves. Rajender Singh Pahl, president of Star Promotions Inc, finds himself in the same unpredictable

“Pebbles.” (photo via IANS) CHENNAI – Vignesh Shivan, who along with actress Nayanthara, is the producer of 'Pebbles', India's official entry to the Oscars, is hoping that his film will be able to end India's 20-year wait and manage to make

One Times Square in New York City seen emblazoned with a poster from “Atrangi Re.” (photo via IANS) NEW YORK – A day after the Ranveer Singh-starrer “83” lit up Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, another global landmark, the much-filmed electronic billboard

'Squid Game' success turned Delhi-born Indian actor Anupam Tripathi into a global star. (photo via IANS) By JUWON PARK SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Anupam Tripathi said his grandfather sometimes read his palm and told him he’d be rich one day. His

Priyanka Chopra, who is busy promoting her upcoming Hollywood film, “The Matrix.” (photo via IANS/Instagram) IANS MUMBAI – Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who is currently busy promoting her upcoming Hollywood film 'The Matrix Resurrections', has lashed out at a news article

Miss World 2021 has been temporarily postponed as several contestants, including Manasa Varanasi, who was crowned Miss India World 2020, have tested positive for Covid. (photo via IANS/Twitter.com/MissWorldTim) NEW DELHI – The finale of this year's 'Miss World' – one of

Stan Lee will launch his “Chakraverse” NFT collection. (photos via IANS) MUMBAI – The 'Chakraverse' NFT collection, inspired by comics legend Stan Lee's Indian superhero 'Chakra The Invincible', will be launched on Dec. 27 and will close on Dec. 30. The move

Indian American musician Anand Bhatt on stage. (publicity photo/ SW & Associates) India-West Staff Reporter Indian American musician Anand Bhatt, known for being the first Indian to walk the Latin Grammy Red Carpet and for his signature sound called "Latindian Style," has

Indian comedian Vir Das will star in a new film about a young man from India who moves to Memphis, Tennessee, to pursue his passion of becoming a country music singer. (photos via IANS) MUMBAI – Comedian Vir Das is set

The late Bollywood actor Sidharth Shukla as the most searched celebrity of the year, according to Yahoo!, followed by Salman Khan and Allu Arjun. (photos via IANS) MUMBAI – The 'Year in Review 2021' released by the web services Yahoo! reports

File photo of Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela. (ANI photo) The 70th edition of Miss Universe will be held on Dec, 12. Urvashi, who represented India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant, shared, "I'm truly honored to be a part of the

Indian American actor Kal Penn. (photo via IANS/IMDB.com) India-West Staff Reporter Indian American actor Kal Penn, of “Designated Survivor” and “Harold & Kumar” fame, will produce and star in the biopic “Superfan,” based on the life of Nav Bhatia, a fan of

Indian actor Ali Fazal. (IANS photo) MUMBAI – Actor Ali Fazal is all set to star in an action thriller titled 'Kandahar' alongside Hollywood actor Gerard Butler. 'Kandahar' is being directed by Ric Roman Waugh, who has directed films like 'Angel Has

File photo of British Indian actor Dev Patel. (photo via IANS) "explore and develop the creative landscape of voices and talent that too often are unrecognized, bringing these stories to life in a larger way." Minor Realm, which will focus on both

Shreya Ghoshal. (photo via IANS/IMDB.com) IANS MUMBAI – Indian singer Shreya Ghoshal has reacted to fans digging out old chats between her and new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, whom the singer has called her 'bachpan ka dost' in a found tweet. Ghoshal did

Actress Priyanka Chopra. (photo via IANS/Instagram) LOS ANGELES – Priyanka Chopra has been filming her upcoming series “Citadel” in London over the last 12 months, but the actress says it's been tough to be apart from her husband, American pop singer

File photo of Lulu Wang and British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed. (photos via IANS/IMDB.com) WASHINGTON – British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed's Left-Handed Films and Lulu Wang's Local Time have partnered up to develop the comedy series “The Son of Good Fortune” at Amazon. According

British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed. (commons.wikimedia.org photo) LONDON – Hollywood actor Riz Ahmed is set to receive the British Independent Film Awards' top honor, The Richard Harris Award, at this year's ceremony. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the prize, given to an actor

Scene from “Soni.” (publicity photo/sharkparkmedia.com) MUMBAI – The wait for an Academy Award might just end for India as Savita Singh's “Sonsi” (Shadow Bird), produced by “Aarya” actor Vikas Kumar, is running in the race for Oscars 2022. The short film became

File photo of singer Norah Jones performing at the ‘A Summer`s Day in Mumbai’ festival, the first gig of her maiden 3-city tour in India in March 2013. (IANS photo) India-West Staff Reporter In addition to Pakistani performer-composer Arooj Aftab earning two

Scene from the first season of Netflix’s “The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.” (Publicity photo) MUMBAI – Make room for the ladies! Glamour divas Neelam Kothari, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan and Bhavana Pandey are coming back with the second season of

New “Matrix” posters. (photos via IANS) MUMBAI – Fans were perplexed as to why Priyanka Chopra wasn't featured on the “The Matrix Resurrections” main poster along with Erendira Ibarra, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jessica Henwick and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. The makers

Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab. (photo via IANS) LOS ANGELES — 'Mohabbat', the song that former U.S. President Barack Obama had listed as one of his summer playlist favorites for 2021, has earned Pakistani performer-composer Arooj Aftab two places in the star-studded

Though he lost out on an award, Indian actor-comedian Vir Das expressed his honor to represent India at the International Emmy Awards 2021. (photo via IANS) NEW YORK – The Indian challenge at the 49th International Emmy Awards, which concluded at

Freida Pinto with husband Cory Tran. Their new baby boy has been named Rumi-Ray. (photo via IANS/Instagram) NEW DELHI — It's a boy! Indian actress Freida Pinto and photographer Cory Tran have welcomed their first child together. In a heartfelt Instagram post

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ram Madhvani's “Aarya” and the now-controversial Vir Das are among the host of nominees for the International Emmy Awards. (photos via IANS) MUMBAI – Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ram Madhvani's “Aarya” and the now-controversial Vir Das are among the host of

Publicity poster for “Inside Edge.” (photo via IANS) MUMBAI – Fans have been eagerly waiting for the third instalment of sports drama series “Inside Edge” for the past two years. The wait is soon going to be over as the makers of

File photo of Rohan Solomon. (photo via IANS) By DURGA CHAKRAVARTY NEW DELHI (IANS) — Singer-songwriter and producer Rohan Solomon's track 'We Demand Change' has been submitted for consideration for a Grammy under the 'Best Rock Performance' category. The artist says a Grammy,

File photo of Jassie Gill. (photo via IANS) MUMBAI – Jassie Gill's song 'Surma' from his album 'Alll Rounder' has made a dent on the music-verse, as it grabbed the number 1 spot on Billboard Top Triller Global Chart which is

Poster of the film, “Sri Jagannatha Daasaru.” The Kannada film will be shown in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Indian Americans and other viewers will be able to watch the premiere. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter After nearly 50 years, a

Comedian Vir Das said his “I Come from Two Indias” act was not intended to insult the country. Indian Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Kapil Sibal have come to the comedian’s defense after his video came under attack. (IANS photo) NEW

Filmmaker Saurav Vishnu has paired up with “Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon for “Tailing Pond.” (photo via IANS) NEW YORK — New York City-based telecommunications executive-turned-filmmaker Saurav Vishnu’s award-winning short, “Tailing Pond,” which exposes the horrific effects of uranium

In a scene from Indian American director/writer Geeta Malik’s film, “India Sweets and Spices,” Sophia Ali (c), who stars as Alia, has the attention of both Rish Shah, who plays Varun (l), and Ved Sapru, who portrays the role of

The legendary Sean Connery. (photo via IANS) CHENNAI — The 52nd International Film Festival of India will pay special tribute to Hollywood legend Sean Connery, the first actor to portray iconic British spy James Bond, by screening five of his most

Kashmiri singer and musician Qaisar Nizami. (photo via IANS/Facebook) By SHEIKH QAYOOM SRINAGAR (IANS) – Noted Kashmiri singer and musician Qaisar Nizami has been nominated for a prestigious Grammy award for his collaborative song “Nazninay” (‘O Beauty’), which forms a part of

Kriti Sanon in Ganapath. (Universal Communications photo) By R.M. VIJAYAKAR/Special to India-West MUMBAI — Pooja Entertainment and Kriti Sanon took to Instagram to share a sneak peak of Kriti’s intriguing character ‘Jassi’ in the dystopian thriller “Ganapath.” The actor is set to channel

Indian American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan attends the “Old” New York premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center July 19, 2021 in New York City. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) India-West Staff Reporter Warning! More spooky stuff ahead! Apple TV+ has unveiled a teaser trailer

File photo of Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen who stars in “Aarya.” (Sunil Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) By VINEETA DEEPAK/Associated Press NEW DELHI — Bollywood director and ad maker Ram Madhvani’s internet series “Aarya” has already received plenty of love from viewers,

Indian American musician Sapra’s new music video is titled, “She is the Best.” (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter Words matter and a simple greeting to Indian American music artist Sapra was the inspiration for his newest music video, “She is the Best,”

Freida Pinto attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Indian American editor Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (John Shearer/Getty Images) India-West Staff Reporter Netflix has acquired the

(L-R) Aijaz Nanjiani, Pakistani American actor Kumail Nanjiani and Shabana Nanjiani attend Marvel Studios “Eternals” One Open special screening at the AMC Empire 25 Theater in New York, New York, on Nov. 1, 2021. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Disney) By MARK

File photo of Deepa Mehta posing at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala held at Sony Center for the Performing Arts on March 31, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic via Getty Images) LOS ANGELES – Noted Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa

Wonder Woman and Superman are seen in a still from DC Comics’ new film, “Injustice.” (YouTube screenshot) India-West Staff Reporter DC Comics fans in India are upset with the comic book publisher for portraying Kashmir as a “disputed territory” in its new

Kumail Nanjiani stars in Marvel comics’ “Eternals.” (photo via IANS) LOS ANGELES — Pakistan-origin actor-comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who plays a Hindi film star and a superhero named Kingo in Marvel's upcoming movie 'Eternals,’ says the hardest part in the movie for

Indian American actors Kal Penn, Melanie Chandra (c) and Surina Jindal star in “Hot Mess Holiday,” which will premiere on Comedy Central Dec. 11. (Maarten de Boer photo; photos provided) India-West Staff Reporter On Dec. 11, “Hot Mess Holiday,” an irresistibly fresh

Young Indian American entrepreneurs Shubham Issar and Amanat Anand are the inventors of SoaPen, which makes hand washing for kids fun. (YouTube screenshot) By REENA RATHORE/India-West Staff Reporter Deal or no deal? Indian American entrepreneur Nirav Tolia, who guest stars on Season

Actress Divya Datta and director Faraz Arif Ansari accept the awards for ‘Best of Fest’ actress and director at the seventh annual DFW South Asian Film Festival, presented by Indian American-founded JINGO Ventures. (Priya Flashbrush Productions photo) India-West Staff Reporter The seventh

Freida Pinto secretly eloped with her fiance Cory Tran on an undisclosed date at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The actress is seen here attending the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at the Wallis Annenberg

File photo of Bela Bajaria. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for March of Dimes) India-West Staff Reporter Indian American media executive (and Miss India Worldwide 1991) Bela Bajaria, who oversees Netflix's global portfolio of original and vernacular content, joins South Korean actor Lee

File photo of actor Kal Penn attending the Build Series to discuss "Mira, Royal Detective" at Build Studio on March 11, 2020 in New York City. (Jim Spellman/Getty Images) India-West Staff Reporter “I discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life compared

Sree Ranga Aravapalli. (LinkedIn photo via IANS) NEW YORK – The Indian American CEO of a pharmaceutical company has been killed in a robbery attempt allegedly by a man who followed him home from a casino after seeing him win nearly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, at Piazza Gandhi in Rome on Oct. 29. (ANI photo) NEW DELHI/ROME – On the first day of his visit to Rome ahead of the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met

People visiting the Umang and Paragi Patel Center in Lombard, Illinois, Oct. 15, where the National Indo-American Museum was inaugurated. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter The National Indo-American Museum, which builds bridges across generations and connects cultures through the diverse colorful stories

Ravi K. Amaravadi, Indian American associate professor of hematology-oncology in the Perelman School of Medicine, is co-leader of the Cancer Therapeutics Program. (pennmedicine.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter Indian American-led research from Penn Medicine and The Wistar Institute has been awarded a prestigious

Newly sworn in Minister of National Defense Anita Anand speaks during a press conference in Ottawa, Canada on Oct. 26, 2021. (Lars Hagberg/AFP via Getty Images) TORONTO — Canada's first Hindu Cabinet minister Anita Anand made history Oct. 26 by becoming

File photo of Dr. Rahul Gupta (right) with Brittany Combs, director of Public Health Nursing in Scott County, Indiana, participating in a panel discussion at the Hart Senate Building on June 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images) From News

File photo of an eleventh century statue of Shiva as Nataraja is pictured at the Royal Academy of Arts in central London, Nov. 7, 2006. U.S. authorities returned about 250 antiquities to India Oct. 28 in a long-running investigation of

The Bombay High Court granted bail to Aryan Khan in the drugs-on-cruise case, in Mumbai on Oct. 28, 2021. (ANI file photo) Associated Press NEW DELHI — An Indian court on Oct. 28 granted bail to Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s son

Aditya Singh, who came to the U.S. from India nearly six years ago to get a master’s degree, was living in Orange, California. (Chicago Police Department photo) Associated Press CHICAGO — An Indian man who spent three months living in a secured

“There is no better symbol of the triumph of resiliency than the World Trade Center,” said Rahul Walia, Indian American founding trustee of the South Asian Engagement Foundation, organizers of the upcoming event. (image provided/allamericandiwali.org) India-West Staff Reporter The South Asian Engagement

Indian American filmmaker Ajay Sahgal. (Ajay Sahgal/Twitter photo) India-West Staff Reporter Indian American writer-director Ajay Sahgal will be exploring some complicated relationships in his new TV show. ABC, Deadline reported, has given a pilot order to “The Son In Law,” a single-camera comedy

File photo of former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal at his residence, on Oct. 7, 2021 in Bathinda, India. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) CHANDIGARH, Punjab – Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Oct. 26 asked Prime Minister

The Hindu Women’s Network Oct. 23 announced the launching of a new chapter in Chicago, Illinois, which featured a panel of three successful Indian American women. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter The Hindu Women’s Network Oct. 23 announced the launching of a

Rhiju Das, an Indian American researcher at Stanford, was named among the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. (hhmi.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter The Howard Hughes Medical Institute recently announced its 2021 cohort of HHMI Investigators, with Rhiju Das of Stanford University making

Dr. Nimisha Barton, a visiting scholar at UC Irvine. (drnimishabarton.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter The American Historical Association Oct. 18 announced its prize winners with one Indian American and one person of Indian origin named among the honorees: Nimisha Barton and Mahesh

Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma will perform at several US venues next year. (photo via IANS) MUMBAI — Iconic music director duo of Laxmikant-Pyarelal has enthralled music lovers for decades, be it films or their live performances. While Laxmikant passed away way back

Judge Sarala Nagala. (LinkedIn photo via shethepeople.tv) India-West Staff Reporter The U.S. Senate was set to confirm Indian American Judge Sarala Vidya Nagala to the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut with a vote Oct. 27. "NAPABA congratulates Sarala Nagala on

File photo of the India Palace restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when vandals broke in, destroyed, and spewed racist and political remarks all over the popular restaurant last year. (photo courtesy of Cole Rehbein/Santa Fe Reporter) India-West Staff Reporter The Albuquerque,

Anjali Riyot, a travel blogger from San Jose, California, was vacationing in Mexico. (Twitter photo/@thestylelagoon) Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Indian American woman from San Jose, California, was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a

Indian American Sewa International volunteer Madan Luthra was recently honored with the 2021 Volunteer of the Year award by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter Sewa International Oct. 16 announced that Sewa Indian American volunteer Dr. Madan Luthra, from

Indo Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan and Indian American actor Karan Soni star in “7 Days,” a film by Roshan Sethi that will open the 19th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond. (festival.thirdi.org photo) REENA RATHORE/India-West Staff

Still from “Koozhangal.” (Twitter photo/Rowdy Pictures) NEW DELHI – Actor Vicky Kaushal congratulated producers of the Tamil film “Koozhangal,” Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan, as their movie became India's official entry to the Oscars 2022. Taking to his Instagram handle, Kaushal wrote, "Congratulations

The Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia Family Foundation, founded in 2006, is a private family foundation established by Indian Americans Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia. (rkbhatiafoundation.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – The Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia Family Foundation Oct. 13 announced

File photo of former United States Ambassador to India Richard Verma during a media briefing hosted at the U.S. Embassy, on Nov. 9, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The Indian American former envoy currently serves as general counsel and head

L-r: Dr. Divyendu Singh, Dr. Kusum Vyas, Mayor Cecil Willis, Councilman Ken Mathew, Nicola Browe, Acting City Secretary; and youth representative Anjali Agrawal, receiving the proclamation by the city of Stafford, Texas. (Bijay Dixit photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter Several states and

The poster for the controversial “Juda Huay Kuch is Tarah.” (Publicity photo) NEW DELHI — The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has directed Pakistani TV channels to stop airing what it calls indecency and intimacy in dramas, Samaa TV reported. A notification

“Sherni” is in the running for India’s entry to the Oscars. (photo via IANS) MUMBAI — The process of selecting India's official entry for the Academy Awards is in full swing at the Bijoli cinema in Kolkata. Leading the shortlist are

Sri Lankan American astronomer Ray Jayawardhana is the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of astronomy at Cornell University. (news.cornell.edu photo) India-West Staff Reporter Sri Lankan American astronomer Ray Jayawardhana shared his insights in the

Indian American Nikil Viswanathan is co-founder and CEO of Alchemy, which helps companies successfully use blockchain technology. Alchemy was selected by Forbes as one of 25 venture-backed companies which will likely become a unicorn. (Alchemy.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter Two Indian American-led

Common Cause executive director Jonathan Mehta Stein was chosen among the Governance, Media and Civil Society commissioners. (commoncause.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter The California 100 executive team recently announced the selection of a 26-member expert and intergenerational California 100 Commission, with a

Ravi Chaudhary, an Indian American former U.S. Air Force pilot. (Twitter photo/@ravichaud) India-West Staff Reporter President Joe Biden had announced Oct. 14 his intent to nominate Indian American Ravi Chaudhary as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy, and the

Shah Rukh Khan arrived at Arthur Road Jail to meet his son Aryan Khan on Oct. 21. (Sanjay Tiwari/IANS photo) MUMBAI (IANS) — In a major development, teams of Narcotics Control Bureau paid a formal 'visit' to the residences of Bollywood

Indo Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan and Indian American actor Karan Soni star in “7 Days,” a film by Roshan Sethi that will open the 19th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond. (festival.thirdi.org photo) By REENA RATHORE/India-West

Sudha Kidao (above), managing trustee of the Foundation For Excellence India Trust, spoke Oct. 10 evening at the Foundation For Excellence “Journey of a Scholar” virtual event. Indian American entrepreneur Prabhu Goel, who founded FFE in 1994 with his wife

Adarsh Gourav, top right, joins Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, and Kit Harrington in “Extrapolations.” (Hardly Anonymous PR photo) By R.M. VIJAYAKAR/Special to India-West MUMBAI — Adarsh Gourav had a breakthrough role in “The White Tiger,” playing the role of Balram Halwai, which

Madhuram, because life is sweet. By R.M. VIJAYAKAR/Special to India-West MUMBAI — Singer-songwriter, a working professional at Disney TV, and a young and aspiring talent at 25, Sruthi Dhulipala has Carnatic music in her blood and has pruned her talent further by

Dr. Aakash Shah. (Hackensack Meridian Health photo) By GIOVANNI ALBANESE Jr./India-West Staff Reporter The President’s Commission on White House Fellows Oct. 18 unveiled its 2021-2022 class of White House Fellows, with Indian Americans Joy Basu, Sunny Patel and Aakash Shah among the

Singing sisters Sukriti Kakkar and Prakriti Kakkar. (photo via IANS) NEW YORK (IANS) — Singing sisters Sukriti Kakkar and Prakriti Kakkar have rendered absolute magic to many melodies turning them into dreamy affairs with their ethereal voices. And now, the twins

Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, speaking with AFP outside of their headquarters in Washington, DC on Oct. 13, 2020. (Andrew Caballero-Reynold/AFP via Getty Images) India-West Staff Reporter International Monetary Fund Chief Economist and director of the Research Department

Indian American Netflix executive Bela Bajaria speaks onstage at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon honoring Jessica Alba at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel Dec. 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for March

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem was the keynote speaker Oct. 10 evening at Apne Aap’s “The Last Girl” awards ceremony and Covid-19 relief fundraiser. She is shown here with Apne Aap’s founder Ruchira Gupta, an Indian American former journalist (right) who

Indian American Sapna Raghavan will be representing Connecticut at the 2021 Miss America competition. (Catherine Fiehn/missct.org photo) India-West Staff Reporter Sapna Raghavan, the Indian American winner of the 2021 Miss Connecticut title, is among 49 candidates competing for the Miss America 2021

British actor David Oyelowo (left) announces Takachar, from India, as the winner of the Clean Our Air award on stage during the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London on Oct. 17, 2021. (Yui Mok/Pool/AFP via Getty

Pondicherry-born Indian American Oscar-nominated filmmaker Manoj Nelliyettu 'M. Night' Shyamalan. (photo via IANS) LOS ANGELES — Pondicherry-born Indian American Oscar-nominated filmmaker Manoj Nelliyettu 'M. Night' Shyamalan, who's best known for his 1999 supernatural thriller, 'The Sixth Sense,’ will serve as president

Former Indian American U.S. Ambassador to Belize Vinai Thummalapally (left) and Pedro Cuellar speak during the Department of Commerce's SelectUSA Investment Summit on March 24, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Kris Connor/Getty Images for Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company) India-West Staff

British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed is seen in a still from his upcoming film, “Encounter.” (photo courtesy of TIFF) India-West Staff Reporter 2021 began on a great note for British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed and will also end with a bang. While

Four Indian Americans have received the National Institute of Health Director’s New Innovator awards, a program created in 2007 to accelerate the pace of biomedical, behavioral and social science discoveries. Clockwise from top left: Swetha Murthy, of the Vollum Institute

A scene from the series “Tabbar.” (Publicity photo) By R.M. VIJAYAKAR/Special to India-West MUMBAI — This one is as dark as can get. The protagonist is ex-policeman-turned-grocer Omkar (Pavan Malhotra), who will do anything to protect his “tabbar” (Punjabi word for family).

Parag Mehta. (mastercardcenter.org photo) Indian American executive Parag Mehta has been appointed head of public policy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the United States and the fifth-largest bank in the world, according to a press release. Mehta

Indian American beauty pageant winner Shree Saini gets a warm welcome home. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter Indian American Shree Saini, who recently won the Miss World America 2021 pageant, returned to her home in Seattle, Washington, to a warm welcome, where

Four Indian Americans have received the National Institute of Health Director’s New Innovator awards, a program created in 2007 to accelerate the pace of biomedical, behavioral and social science discoveries. Clockwise from top left: Swetha Murthy, of the Vollum Institute

Haresh Shah, of Wilmington, Delaware, will take over as president of JAINA on Jan. 1. The Indian American leader is keenly interested in encouraging meaningful participation of the younger generation. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter As was widely expected, Haresh Shah of