Reena Ranger, Chair of Women Empowered, is In Conversation with Anita Goyal as part of her regular series for iGlobal to explore...
A round-up of some of the influential business and political leaders among the Indian diaspora in North America. As we look at the teams of Fortune 500 companies, it is not uncommon to find several Indian names in the C-Suite. Here, we recognise some of the most influential business tycoons and politicians from behind the limelight in the US and Canada. Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and MP, Oakville As the Minister of Public Services and Procurement [...]
Captain Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab, has launched a new ‘Connect With Your Roots’ scheme for young Global Indians to gain first-hand experience of the state. Captain Amarinder Singh used the UK as the base to kick-start his dream project for Punjabi-origin students based overseas to reconnect with their roots in their ancestral land and interact with their counterparts in Punjabi universities. Connect With Your Roots, targeted at 16 to 22-year-olds who have never visited India, will involve the state [...]
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has attracted a series of Indian entrepreneurs to its shores who today stand out as the perfect ambassadors for India-UAE ties. Yusuffali MA Organisation: Lulu Group Industry: Retail Place of origin: Kerala Background: Left India in 1973 for Abu Dhabi to join EMKE Group, founded by his uncle. There he developed the business further and launched the Lulu Hypermarket in 1990 at a time when the retail sector in the UAE was undergoing a change. [...]
Baroness Usha Prashar straddles the worlds of politics and arts with comfort and ease. ‘India Global Business’ explores what being a Global Indian means to her. How would you say the India-UK dynamic has evolved over the years? India and UK have always had a special relationship but like any relationship it has had its ups and downs. In recent years the relationship has matured. India has become important economically and the relationship is beginning to change. There is now [...]
Just days before Barack Obama’s term as US President came to a close, he presented a series of President Medals to honour achievements across various fields. Here we profile the Global Indian winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Kaushik Chowdhury, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Northeastern University Associate Professor, Environmental Medicine & Public Health Associate Professor, Dentistry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Associate Professor, Department of [...]
It has been described as the most divisive elections in history and the Indian-origin politicians on either side of the Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump divide are no exception. Reflecting much of the US Elections 2016 trends, a number of the Trump supporters seem to be rather muted while Clinton has a more gung-ho team. ‘India Global Business’ hand-picks some of the prominent players.
Genomics 3.0 has the potential to put India at forefront of precision medicine and personalised cancer treatment. Moves to see how healthcare for global Indians can be enhanced by understanding the unique genetic signature of Indians holds the key. Earlier this year, I wrote a piece on how technology and knowledge were the key to delivering rural healthcare. One of the areas in which technology and big data is going play an important part in India is in genomics, and [...]