By Assunta Ng The other day, King County District Court Judge Ketu Shah, an Indian American judge, visited me at the Asian Weekly’s office. First, I assumed he was an immigrant and Iranian. I actually asked him if he was. He was extremely gracious in response. He is originally from Minnesota, and the surname “Shah” […]
By Ben Nuckols Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — For the first time in 52 years, two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 29.
Puneet Talwar has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a key diplomatic position, becoming the second Indian American to join the state department. Talwar, who was a key aide of President Barack Obama on the Middle East, will now serve as the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs.
President Barack Obama has appointed Gargee Ghosh as a member of the President’s Global Development Council. Since 2012, Ghosh, an Indian American, has been the Director of Policy Analysis and Financing at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she focuses on aid policy, country financing, and engagement with international financial institutions. Ghosh also held roles in global […]
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Nobody thought it could happen, but Kshama Sawant, the self-declared Socialist candidate,
Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao announced that the next consulate office is approved for Seattle. She made her announcement at a banquet hosted by the Indo American Friendship Forum at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue on Sept. 11.
By Wayne Parry The Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri
When Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America on Sept. 11, the wave of social media controversy started almost immediately. Hundreds of racists took to Twitter to call the New York-born, Indian American medical-student-to-be a “terrorist,” “Miss Al Qaeda,” and “Miss 7–11.” Honestly, this sort of reaction has become so commonplace that it’s not even surprising. […]
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: The original version of this article omitted Seattle City Council Candidate Kshama Sawant. Eight API candidates, six of whom are female, look to make waves in the August primary
By Monica Luhar India-West Staff Reporter He’s got plenty of tween energy, even after he gorges down on spicy chicken wings at the local