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Daily EDITION : News from INDIA New England | Thursday, January 14, 2016

Pepsi CEO Nooyi becomes Yale's biggest alumni donor

By Arun Kumar
WASHINGTON-- Indra Nooyi, the Indian-born PepsiCo Chairperson & CEO, has become the Yale School of Management's biggest alumni donor with a 'landmark gift' to endow the deanship at her alma mater.

Chennai-born Nooyi, 60, who graduated from the school in 1980, has made the gift to also inaugurate the Fifth Decade Innovation Fund, the school announced. Read More

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Patel to Head Harvard Business School’s Startup Studio

BOSTON—Harvard Business School and its Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship announced the opening of the HBS Startup Studio in New York City as well as the appointment of Avani Patel as the new facility’s director.

Although HBS has long had a network of offices around the globe dedicated to supporting faculty research, this is the first off-campus facility for graduates of the School who are practicing entrepreneurs. It complements the broad variety of programs offered to Harvard MBA students by the HBS Rock Center and Harvard University’s Innovation Lab. Read More

Great Line-Up of Speakers at India Conference

CAMBRIDGE, MA—The India Conference at Harvard, which is scheduled for Feb. 6-7 at Harvard University, has assembled a great line-up of speakers, including Chanda Kochhar, CEO of ICICI Bank; Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan; actor, director and producer Karan Johar; Indian politician and writer Shashi Tharoor; and former Indian foreign secretary Nirupama Rao, according to the conference’s official website.

The conference, which will be hosted at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School... Read More

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Ruchi Gupta Joins BOND as Project Executive

BOSTON- BOND, the Northeast’s premier full-service construction management and general contracting company, has hired Ruchi Gupta as Project Executive. Gupta joins BOND from Columbia Construction Company, where she worked as a Project Manager since 2011. Read More

Bar Association Joins Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

BOSTON— The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) has launched a free legal assistance program in Norfolk County to help county residents who are seeking court-ordered inpatient treatment for a family member or friend struggling with opioid and other alcohol or drug addictions. Read More

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Indian businessman runs for mayor of Alabama town

NEW YORK-- India-born businessman Hanu Karlapalem, is running to become the mayor of one of Alabama's fastest growing cities, a media report said.

Born in Andhra Pradesh, Hanu Karlapalem runs a network solutions business, Vinhamz, in Madison. Karlapalem said he'd like to see Madison become the No.1 small city in America, reported. Read More

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Portable, dry brain monitoring system in the offing

NEW YORK-- In their bid to get brain monitoring out of the lab, scientists have developed the world's first portable and dry wearable brain activity monitoring system that is comparable to the state-of-the-art equipment found in research laboratories. Read More


In New Delhi, Bite into Mediterranean life

By Bhavana Akella
NEW DELHI-- Tucked away in the heart of Delhi's bustling Connaught Place is Zizo, a restaurant plating bite-sized Lebanon, just the way a local cafe in Beirut would. Here is where food lovers can get a taste of the simple yet hearty Mediterranean life, with an interesting Indian twist. Read More

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Silicon Valley veterans invest in Indian hike messenger

NEW DELHI-- Hike messenger, India's first homegrown messaging app, on Tuesday announced that tech veterans from Silicon Valley have invested in the company and are playing advisors to it.

These top veterans include Adam D'Angelo, founder and CEO of Quora -- a US-based question-and-answer website; Aditya Agarwal, vice president, engineering, of Dropbox -- file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc.... Read More

Inspirational posts: Are you 'dumb' or a change agent?

By Nishant Arora
NEW DELHI-- This weekend when you are relatively free from life's mundane duties, ask yourself this: Are you the one who loves to post motivational posts taken from New Age gurus to the ancient scriptures on Facebook and Twitter? Did it ever occur to you that posting such profound thoughts may mean that you yourself need to fix your otherwise stressed life? Or are you a genuine change agent seeking to transform people's lives for the better?

Although some of the nation's leading behavioural experts slightly differ on this, one thing is clear: Read More

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Twitterati slams Mamata for hosting Ghulam Ali

KOLKATA-- While Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali performed here to a packed venue, a section of Twitterati, including BJP leaders, slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for inviting the singer to India just weeks after the Pathankot attacks. Read More

Haley Takes Swipe at Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

By Arun Kumar
WASHINGTON-- Citing her own success story as a daughter of Indian American immigrants, South Carolina's Republican governor Nikki Haley took a swipe at her own party's presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for his anti-immigrant rhetoric. Read More

Nobody can do song better than Bollywood: Kabir Bedi

By Kishori Sud
NEW DELHI-- Acclaimed actor Kabir Bedi, who has featured in international projects like "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time", says the culture of song and dance in Indian cinema is its USP. Read More

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