Chennai Reeling Under Floods

Chennai Reeling Under Floods

The South Indian city of Chennai (capital of Tamil Nadu) has been severely hit by heavy rains over the last seven days. More than 450 people have lost their lives and several hundred thousand people forced out of their homes due to rising water levels. With flight, train and road services affected, the city has […]

H-1B Visa Agonies Come Alive in Digital Exhibition

H-1B Visa Agonies Come Alive in Digital Exhibition

Love it (Indians love it) or hate it (Americans loath it), the H-1B Visa program of the U.S. government is here to stay. H-1B employment visas lets non-U.S. citizens with exceptional skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to work in America on a temporary basis. Most H-1B visa holders get Green Cards through their […]

Hillsborough Indian Dies in I-287 Crash

Hillsborough Indian Dies in I-287 Crash

Ravi Naik (23) of Hillsborough, two unidentified people and several cows died Saturday evening in a multi-vehicle crash on I-287. A graduate of Rutgers University in Economics and Statistics, Ravi Naik joined the Marketing Analytics department of digital ad agency R/GA in New York City in August 2015 as an analyst. On his Linkedin profile, […]

Hoboken Council President Ravinder Bhalla Sued

Hoboken Council President Ravinder Bhalla Sued

Hoboken Council President Ravinder Singh Bhalla is among a bunch of local politicians being sued by an irate citizen who was kicked out of a council meeting at city hall. Hoboken resident David Liebler has sued the mayor and city council charging Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Council President Ravinder Bhalla, and other council members with […]

NJ Woman Files Henna Lawsuit

Camden (NJ) resident Althea Saunders (53) has sued Cooper University Hospital alleging that she was wrongfully disciplined for wearing Henna markings on her hand. Henna (made from dried leaves of the Henna plant) is widely used by Hindu and Muslim women to decorate their hands and feet. The orange decorations from Henna usually disappear a […]

Many Hillarys at Indian Banks

It’s fine and dandy that in America we have Hillary Clinton, the first woman to stand a good chance of becoming President of the United States. But at Indian banks we have many Hillarys. Women Rule Several CEOs or top honchos of major Indian banks are women. The latest woman to take the helm at […]

Edison Pak Doctor in Sex Trouble

Edison Pak Doctor in Sex Trouble

Middlesex County (NJ) neurologist Farooq Rehman (61) is in a big soup over allegations of sexual misconduct. Rehman allegedly groped a 37-year-old female patient who sought treatment from him for weakness in her hand. After reviewing a video and other evidence, a Committee of New Jersey’s Board of Medical Examiners (BME) has temporarily suspended Rehman’s […]

Nita and Kirtish Patel Plead Guilty to Massive NJ Health Care Fraud

Nita K. Patel (53) and her husband Kirtish N. Patel (53) of Rockaway, New Jersey, pleaded guilty November 17, 2015 before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls in Newark federal court to health care fraud. The two Patels, who owned a mobile diagnostic testing company (Biosound), have admitted receiving over $4.3 million from Medicare and […]

2 NJ Muslim Groups Blast Paris Attacks

A Muslim organization in Monmouth Junction (NJ) has condemned the Paris terror attacks as “a tragic crime against humanity.” The Islamic Society of Central Jersey said the “senseless violence is totally unacceptable and against every value and tradition of all faiths. The Islamic State has taken responsibility for the multiple terror attacks in Paris that […]

Indians in New Jersey – A Profile

New Jersey is home to huge numbers of Indian-Americans. There are pockets like Oak Tree Road and Newark Avenue in New Jersey where the only faces you’ll encounter are Indian mugs and the inviting aroma of curry assaults your nostrils. Little India on Newark Ave, Jersey City Indians have been pouring into New Jersey for […]