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OVBI Raises $250K at Fundraiser

OVBI Raises $250K at Fundraiser

May 19, 2018, Milpitas, CA: Overseas Volunteers for a Better India (OVBI), a 501 3(c) organization held its first annual fundraiser gala for India Water Project at the India Community Center (ICC) on May 19th. The over 400 people who attended the event were inspired...
Judge Facing Recall Breaks his Silence

Judge Facing Recall Breaks his Silence

Breaking his silence on the million-dollar effort to oust him, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky warned that the recall on the June 5 ballot in Santa Clara County would, if successful, have the exact opposite effect of what its supporters are...
Copy and Steal — the Silicon Valley Way

Copy and Steal — the Silicon Valley Way

By Vivek Wadhwa In a videoconference hosted by Indian start-up website Inc42, I gave Indian entrepreneurs some advice that startled them. I said that instead of trying to invent new things, they should copy and steal all the ideas they can from China, Silicon Valley...
24 Hour Photo Shoot at Times Square: Test of Artistic Merit and Endurance

24 Hour Photo Shoot at Times Square: Test of Artistic Merit and Endurance

Venkata Krishnan Ganesan a portrait photographer, serial entrepreneur and a visual artist set himself a challenge – to spend 24 hours in Times Square and to photograph the diversity of people at this world famous location. In harsh spring weather of 20 degrees,...
“Textured Triumphs” – Basuki Das Gupta

“Textured Triumphs” – Basuki Das Gupta

She draws you in.  Dominating the space inside you… her eyes half-closed, her manner very still. Upon her forehead is a massive red Bindi that captures your attention. Her many hands jut out about her form, meshing with snaking vines, leaves and foliage. She is...
The Whitesplaining of History Is Over

The Whitesplaining of History Is Over

When the academy was the exclusive playground of white men, it produced the theories of race, gender, and Western cultural superiority that underwrote imperialism abroad and inequality at home. In recent decades, women and people of color have been critical to...