TORONTO: Politicians and religious leaders from other faiths joined hundreds of Sikhs at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto to pay homage to the seven victims of the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin last Sunday.
Before speeches by leaders and candlelight vigil amid heavy drizzle on Saturday night,
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 Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: If you try to count the numbers of bullets that are fired at unsuspecting victims in the ferociously violent world inhabited by Anurag Kashyap’s trigger-happy goons, you might end up cross-eyed.
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
TORONTO: Suresh Madan, TiE Toronto Chapter Champion, has announced the new leadership team of TiE Toronto, including Craig Brown as President, Haroon Mirza as Director Business Development and Neena Gupta as Corporate Secretary.
As a mentor with many successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists on board, TiE has guided dozens of aspiring entrepreneurs to success in the Toronto area.
By Saibal Chatterjee
The upcoming 37thToronto International Film Festival will showcase the work of four first-time Indian directors in its City to City programme dedicated to Mumbai-made independent cinema.
MUMBAI: Twelve kilos lighter, many light-years wiser and health-conscious, Shatrughan Sinha is healed and healthy again. Though still in hospital, Sinha who was hospitalized with a severe respiratory disorder on 2 July is well on the road to full recovery, and should be out of hospital within a week, reports Subhash K Jha from Mumbai.