Vinod Dadlani Gets 2-year Prison Term

Jersey City Indian jewelry store owner Vinod Dadlani has been sentenced to 24-months in prison for credit card fraud by U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson. Dadlani who pleaded guilty in June 2014, used his New Jersey jewelry store to further a massive credit card scheme involving several conspirators. Dadlani was the 17th person to […]

New Jersey Dasara Utsav & Garba 2016

New Jersey Dasara Utsav & Garba 2016

New Jersey 2016 Dasara Navratri Utsav is celebrated in the month of October on Newark Avenue in Jersey City as well as in Edison, New Jersey. Also known as Devi Navratri and Dushara, the nine day festival is celebrated by performing puja to Goddess Durga and is concluded with Ayudha Puja and Vijaya Dasami or […]

New Jersey Ganesh Utsav 2016

New Jersey Ganesh Utsav 2016

New Jersey Ganesh Utsav 2018 Indian-Americans in New Jersey are preparing for the grand Ganesh Utsav 2016 celebrations on Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Ganesh Utsav on Newark Ave will feature a 14-ft tall idol of Lord Ganesh. Asking an Indian “Who is Ganesh” is like asking Bobby Jindal Who is Jesus. Rivaled in India […]

Crooked NJ Patels gets Long Prison Term for Healthcare Fraud

Nita Patel (53) and her husband Kirtish N. Patel (54) of Rockaway, New Jersey were sentenced to long prison terms following their conviction for healthcare fraud. U.S. District Judge William H. Walls imposed the stiff sentences in the Newark federal court on August 16, 2016. Kirtish N. Patel got a 100-month prison term while his […]

Patel Arrested in Ganja Case

Patel Arrested in Ganja Case

Ram, Ram, what’s happening to our people! In the third incident in the last five months, New Jersey police have arrested a desi on drugs related charges. This time, it’s Trupal Patel who landed in the arms of New Jersey police. Trupal Patel Arrested in Ocean County Brick Township’s Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Trupal Patel […]

NJ Indian Sex Offender Arrested

An unnamed Indian is among 44 sex offenders arrested by the Newark (NJ) office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations during the “Crimes against Children” operation from April 4-8, 2016. Besides the Indian national, the arrested individuals include nationals of Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Guatemala, […]

New Jersey Goes Hindu Crazy

New Jersey Goes Hindu Crazy

I always suspected New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was eating far too many Big Macs. I told myself Big Macs in such large numbers are neither good for the body nor for the mind. Now my worst fears have come true. New Jersey’s State Board of Education has approved a whole bunch of Hindu and […]

Malaiwali Pooja Making News in NYC

Malaiwali Pooja Making News in NYC

Heard of Pooja Bavishi? No? I thought as much. Pooja Bavishi is New York City’s Malaiwali, maker of the Malai brand ice creams. Think of Pooja as your desi ice-creamwali in the Big Apple. If you are among the 1.2 billion Indians who love Malai (milk fat), Malai should appeal to you. Here’s how Pooja […]

7 NJ Desis Arrested in Visa Fraud Sting

7 NJ Desis Arrested in Visa Fraud Sting

New Jersey desis continue to make news for all the wrong reasons. Seven New Jersey desis were arrested Tuesday by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and charged with conspiracy to commit visa fraud, conspiracy to harbor aliens for profit, and other offenses. The defendants appeared before […]

Desperate NJ Thief Strikes Dosa Place

Desperate NJ Thief Strikes Dosa Place

New Jersey economy is in a terrible shape and the locals are getting desperate. How do I know? Because thieves have now started attacking Indian Dosa restaurants. Strike on Parsipanny Dosa House Folks, Mysore Woodlands in Parsipanny was the scene of an attempted robbery on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Now, who in their right mind […]