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Indian-American Harvard professor Homi K. Bhabha wins Humboldt Research Award

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Homi Bhabha speaks. Symposium on Cultural Citizenship at Paine Hall, cosponsored with the Silk Road Project. Diana Sorensen, Jacqueline Bhabha, Yo-Yo Ma, Colin Jacobsen, Cristina Pato, Homi Bhabha, and members of the Silk Road Ensemble. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

Homi Bhabha speaks. Symposium on Cultural Citizenship at Paine Hall, cosponsored with the Silk Road Project. Diana Sorensen, Jacqueline Bhabha, Yo-Yo Ma, Colin Jacobsen, Cristina Pato, Homi Bhabha, and members of the Silk Road Ensemble. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Diya TV) — Harvard University literary and cultural theorist Homi K. Bhabha, a professor of English and director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, has won a Humboldt Research Award for his academic contributions.

The honor, awarded annually by the Germany-based Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, celebrates Bhabha’s entire body of work in humanities and recognizes his “cutting-edge achievements of the future.”

Bhabha will attend the awards ceremony in Germany, where he will deliver a speech on his work and the philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. The ceremony will be held at the Center for Literary and Cultural Research in Berlin.

Bhabha, who holds an honorary degree from Free University of Berlin, has been described by colleagues such as Diana Sorensen, dean of Arts and Humanities and James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, as an academic force who has “coined many turns of phrase and concepts that have charted a way of thinking that help to address many of the concepts of our time.”

“There’s practically no essay I will read by a Latin American, French, or American critic that doesn’t engage with Homi’s ideas,” said Sorensen. “He has a way of getting at literary and broader world problems with a conceptual acuity that helps people think through similar problems.”

“He has an idea — perhaps about violence, or the public and the private — and he gets people together to think about it,” she said. “In that sense, he makes the University happen.”

Bhabha has sat on the board for the United Nations Education, Cultural, and Scientific Organization since 2007. For his work on colonized people resisting the power of the colonizer, Bhabha was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2012.

Born in Mumbai, Bhabha graduated with a B.A. from Elphinstone College at the University of Mumbai and an M.A., M.Phil., and D.Phil. in English Literature from Christ Church, Oxford University.

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Indiaspora releases 2021 government leaders list featuring over 200 members of Indian diaspora

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Nonprofit Indiaspora released their list recognizing more than 200 members of the Indian diaspora who are leaders in their countries’ governments. The leaders span the globe, with more than 60 holding Cabinet-level positions.

More than 32 million people of Indian origin live outside of India, the largest diaspora population in the world.

After entertaining pitches from a number of Indian states, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa declared Tesla will set up its Indian production in his state. An electric vehicle pioneer, analysts forecast India could generate 5% of Tesla’s revenue in the next 5 years.

The late Indian American scientist Narinder Singh Kapany, the father of fiber optics, received a posthumous Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest award. Singh died last year at the age of 94.

An Indian physicist’s revolutionary Black Hole research is turning 50 years old. C.V. Vishveshwara died in 2017, but his work lives on and continues to be honored. The Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation and The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences held an event in India to discuss the implications of Vishveshwara’s breakthrough. And now colleagues in his field around the world continue to be astounded at his research. Building off the work of Albert Einstein, Vishveshwara found that Black Holes had a structure, and if you banged on it, would vibrate like a bell. He first published this finding in the science journal “Nature.”

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Search continues for 12 yr old Arunay Pruthi lost at sea.

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FREMONT, Calif. (Diya TV)  — It’s been a month since 12 year old Arunay Pruthi disappeared off the California coast. And while his family and their Fremont neighbors are devastated by his apparent loss, they continue to hold out hope they will find out what happened to the 7th grader. Pruthi was caught by dangerous surf at Cowell Ranch State Beach in Half Moon Bay and his father said he just drifted away. Despite hundreds of volunteers scouring the area, Pruthi hasn’t been seen since. There is a $50,000 reward for information leading to his discovery.

31 year old Ashwani Jain announced he’s running to become Maryland’s next governor. The Democrat recently ran unsuccessfully for Montgomery, Maryland City Council. He’s also a former Obama administration official.

Sean Desai made history, as he was named the Chicago Bears new defensive coordinator, making him the first Indian American ever to receive a coordinator job in the NFL. The 37 year old served as an assistant coach for several years before this promotion. Desai started his coaching career at Temple University, where he also received a doctorate in educational administration.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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UN: Avoid Pakistani airlines over fake pilot licence scandal

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SANTA CLARA (Diya TV) — The United Nations is telling its staff and partner agencies to avoid flying on all Pakistani airlines as the country continues to deal with a fake pilot license scandal. The warning means UN staff in Pakistan will be unable to fly internationally or domestically with these airlines, creating a travel nightmare.

The National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers is increasing its stake in soccer club Leeds United to 37 percent. And Indian American Paraag Marathe has been tapped to become Vice Chairman of the English Premier League team. Marathe will lead day to day operations and be more involved in the decision making process. The executive is still the 49ers Vice President of Football Operations, essentially the right hand man to owner Jed York.

As more foreign companies turn their backs on the United States, China and India are taking advantage. Direct investment in the US by overseas companies plummeted 49 percent last year according to a recent study. China’s grew by four percent to $163 billion. In India, foreign direct investment skyrocketed 13 percent last year to $57 billion. Policies allowing more foreign companies like Ikea and Uniqlo to open stores and increasing the country’s manufacturing base are some of the reasons for this growth.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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