06/21/2019

ARCHIVES: CULTURE: Seasonal Ragas – A Music Primer

Jaisalmer, India- August 12, 2011: Unidentified indian musician playing sitar, a plucked stringed instrument widely used in Indian classical music, on the streets of Jaisalmer. (iStock photo)Cover of Siliconeer (Feb. 2000 – Vol I Issue 1)The classical music of India is not only a great art form it i

06/15/2019

Akshaya Patra Wins BBC Award for School Meals Project in India

In this photo taken on May 19, 2015, a volunteer serves lunch, organized by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, to schoolgirls at Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan, U.P. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)On June 13, at the BBC Food and Farming Awards in Bristol, the BBC World

05/29/2019

“Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum” Enthralls San Diego Audience

Band Members – L to R: “Mona”(Smitha Archana), “Dimple” (Swarupa E), Sitting on the ground “Mastan” (Suneel Bhattula), Band Manger “Madhur” (Sanjay Nichani), “Aman” (Sachin Chawla) (All Photos: Stephen Howell)Hamid Daudani & Group, the only prominent Desi theater for over a quarter century in Southe

05/04/2019

Akshaya Patra Donor Appreciation Luncheon

CEO of Akshaya Patra, Vandana Tilak, speaks at the Akshaya Patra Donor Appreciation Luncheon on April 6. (All Photos: Vansh A. Gupta)It’s a lovely Saturday afternoon in the lush valley of Hillsborough, a city nestled within the heart of Silicon Valley. There is a long line of cars outside the reside

04/27/2019

ARCHIVES | Culture: Dance Masti: CCF Competition | Siliconeer | June 2011

The Charitable Care Foundation held its annual Raas-Garba, Folk & Film Dance Competition at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif., April 23, 2011. The event showcased serious talent from kids, teens and adults alike. Colorful costumes, peppy music, terrific performances, and above all, organizational sk

04/25/2019

TRAVEL: The Story of People: Mission District Murals of San Francisco

San Francisco is considered the most visited city in the United State and known the world over. During the high tourist season the streets are jammed with double-deck buses, traditional buses, walking tours, all surrounded by the decimal-loaded sounds of tour leaders and docents. On the sidewalks pa

04/25/2019

ARCHIVES: Fashion for a Cause: Mijwan Fashion Show | Siliconeer | March 2011

(Above): (From l-r): Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty at the Mijwan Fashion Show in Mumbai, Jan. 23.Fashion shows always light the imagination of people who love to wrap themselves in beauty, and often raise money for good causes. Rarely, however, do they celebrate th

02/08/2019

February 2019 Magazine

COVER STORYShark Tank for IITians: IIT Startups Demo DayA diverse array of startups presented their case in areas such as HealthTech, Robotics, E-commerce, Fintech, and more to potential investors at IIT’s Demo Day event, writes Siliconeer youth editor Vansh A. Gupta. 4 POLITICSCongress Fields Its T

02/08/2019

Saare Jahaan Se Achcha: Bay Area Marks India’s Republic Day

Indian army contingents march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, Jan. 26. India celebrated its 70th Republic Day. (Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)The tradition continues as Indians all over the world marked India’s 70thRepublic Day with much pomp and show. From Delhi to San Francisco, the t

02/08/2019

Akshaya Patra Foundation Wins Gandhi Peace Prize

In this photo taken on May 19, 2015, a volunteer serves lunch, organized by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, to schoolgirls at Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan, U.P. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)On Jan. 16, the esteemed Gandhi Peace Prize was conferred upon Akshaya P

01/15/2019

Protecting Digital Privacy

The newly installed U.S. Congress is expected to see a fresh effort to develop new regulations for big technology firms, with a focus on tougher enforcement of privacy and data protection. The wave of data scandals that have hit Facebook and other online platforms has prompted growing calls for acti

01/15/2019

‘Team India’ Fans Jubilant After Historic Test Series Win

Sudhir Chaudhary, whose upper body and face is painted with the Indian tricolors of saffron, white and green and the name of his patron and favorite player, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, embodies the passion of the supporters. (AFP)Singing, dancing and waving massive flags, India’s cricket fans w

12/07/2018

Deciphering Blockchain

Blockchain has become a hot topic in the tech and business industry within the past decade. The amount of innovation and disruption caused by Blockchain was evident in Las Vegas, earlier this year. With over 10,000 attendees including over 2,500 C-Level executives and hundreds of VCs, over 3,500 com

12/07/2018

What You Give, You Get It Back

My wife, Manasa’s day started, as usual, with WhatsApp. She smiled as she saw the message from her cousin, Nalini, from Bangalore. Her daughter, Rupa’s wedding was fixed for the Christmas vacation, so relatives and friends could attend, writes Dr. Raghavendra Rao.“Manasa, we have reserved a room in

12/06/2018

December 2018 Magazine

COVER STORYIt’s Blockchain, Not Bitcoin: Money 20/20 Vegas ConferenceBlockchain has become a hot topic in the tech and business industry within the past decade. The amount of innovation and disruption caused by Blockchain was evident in Las Vegas, earlier this year. With over 10,000 attendees includ

12/02/2018

We Always Needed Funny Philosophers: Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj attends the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at Washington Hilton on April 29, 2017, in Washington, DC. Stand-up comedy’s newest star Hasan Minhaj believes his Indian-American-Muslim identity gives him a certain edge, becoming “superpowers” in his “utility box” to hel

12/02/2018

Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations Kickoff: US Capitol

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, pictured in this undated file photo, who according to his great-grandson Tushar Gandhi, would have despaired had he survived to see India in 1997. The father of the nation would have judged changes brought about by 50 years of independence as a personal betrayal, Tushar s

11/26/2018

IFFI 2018: A Mixed Bag of Cinema, Color and ‘Koffee’

Union I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore and filmmaker Karan Johar during the opening ceremony of IFFI 2018, in Panaji, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (PTI/Shirish Shete)The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2018 opened Tuesday as a collage of cinematic glimpses, bursts of pride, color and loads o

11/26/2018

Party To Celebrate 90 Years Of Mickey Mouse: Disney Executive Dana Jones

Disney and Fermob celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary with iconic chair takeover in Times Square on November 18, 2018 in New York City. (Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Disney)Walt Disney once said, “I hope we never lose sight of one thing- that it was all started by a mouse” and as Mickey, the