By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Priyanka Chopra has done an item song in a new adaptation of the popular Punjabi-folk number Kala Doriya for K C Bokadia’s Deewana Main Deewana
Leaders from religious, social and political organizations joined people in remembering the seven victims who fell to the bullets of a white supremacist.
LOS ANGELES: As the gunman behind the massacre at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Sunday has been identified as a white supremacist, the incident has triggered fears that such attacks – in the aftermath of 9/11 – on Muslims and Sikhs symbolize the rise of racism in the US.
But Dr Rajendra Desai, 88, who was among the first few Indians to come in the US in the early 1950s, doesn’t think so, though he is horrified by the tragedy.
The octogenarian Desai, who in 1952 was independent India’s first doctor to get the Fulbright Scholarship for further studies in the US, says besides isolated cases perpetrated by individuals American society collectively has become very tolerant.
And he is speaks from experience.
“Today, America is totally different from what I saw when I came here. In 1953, when I was sent for training from Boston to the Institute of Nuclear Medicine at Oak Ridge in the racially tense state of Tennessee, white Americans thought I was a black person because they had never seen an Indian,’’ Desai recalls.
So, the young Indian doctor was also given the racial treatment that was reserved for the black people at that time.
By Gurmukh Singh
MISSISSAUGA: Promoting MoneyGram, the global money transfer giant, in the Greater Toronto Area, cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar says the Indian Premier League is a very good thing to happen to cricket.
Taking volleys of questions from his adoring fans here Tuesday at a MoneyGram dinner, Gavaskar said the IPL has created cricket