Protesters assemble on Lamar Street outside a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Gilley’s, June 16, in Dallas, Texas. (Stewart F. House/Getty Images)
An unassuming middle-aged Pakistani American father, still grieving for a U.S. Army veteran son who sacrificed his life in Iraq, shook up America to recognize the egregious nature of Donald Trump’s race-baiting of Muslims. – @Siliconeer #Siliconeer #SiliconeerEditorial #KhizrKhan #DonaldTrump #TheDonald #IndianAmerican #HillaryClinton #T20Cricket #Indiaat70 #Facebook
Donald Trump’s gauche and mendacious campaign appeared unstoppable – until Khizr Khan, a grieving Pakistani American father, made a passionate yet dignified critique of The Donald’s anti-Muslim prejudice that was heard across the United States, writes Ashfaque Swapan.
Girl athletes saved the day for India even when its 113 person strong sports contingent failed to win any medals at the recently held Rio de Janeiro Olympics, undoubtedly the world’s most extravagant sports show. Hailing from various nooks and corners of the country, where “beti-bachao” (save girl child) are being promoted through public and private advertisements to reverse the sex ratio badly tilted against the girl child, the quartet of P.V. Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Lalita Babar represented confident faces of an emerging, vibrant nation, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.
The Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has committed to improve the country’s low rank in the ease of doing business, an index formulated by the World Bank. New Delhi is pushing forward a series of economic reforms aimed at improving India’s position to be among the top hundred nations. Right now the country is placed at a low 130th, poor reflection of how businesses view India in terms of stable policies, tax regimes and regulations, writes Siddharth Srivastava.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed a new rule in the Federal Register, Aug. 26, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to be considered for parole (temporary permission to be in the United States) so that they may start and scale their businesses here in the United States.
Social networking giant Facebook has come forward to help handicraft artisans of Jodhpur, which has a global imprint on handicraft manufacturing and exports.
Indians worldwide celebrated 70 years of Independence with the usual pomp and fervor. Silicon Valley was not to be left behind, with a week-long Festival of Globe Celebrations. Siliconeer presents glimpses of India at 70.
India almost pulled of the highest ever successful run chase in T20 Internationals with Lokesh Rahul smashing his maiden hundred but fell short by just one run in a nerve-wrecking last ball finish to lose the first of the two T20 match against the West Indies, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Aug. 27.