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New Jersey Township gets its first Indian-American Sikh Mayor

New Jersey Township gets its first Indian-American Sikh Mayor
Neena Singh has become the first Sikh and Indian-American woman to be sworn in as Mayor of Montgomery Township in the US state of New Jersey. She was administered the oath of office by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman at the Montgomery Township Reorganisation Meeting on January 4. Singh, who has lived in Montgomery for 24 years, was unanimously selected to serve as Mayor by her fellow Township Committee members.

New Jersey Township gets its first Indian-American Sikh Mayor

Palo Alto CEO Nikesh Arora becomes a rare non-founder billionaire

Palo Alto CEO Nikesh Arora becomes a rare non-founder billionaire
Nikesh Arora, a SoftBank veteran and now the CEO of cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks, has entered the billionaires’ club after a hefty paycheck he received from the firm. He had received a $125 million stock and options compensation package from Palo Alto when he was hired in 2018. Since then, the company’s share price has more than quadrupled and Arora’s stake is now worth $830 million ($1.1 billion Singapore dollars), reports Bloomberg.  

Palo Alto CEO Nikesh Arora becomes a rare non-founder billionaire

American Sikh Mayor announces Congressional bid from New Jersey

American Sikh Mayor announces Congressional bid from New Jersey
Ravi Bhalla, the first Sikh Mayor of Hoboken City in New Jersey, has announced his candidacy from the US state's 8th Congressional district. Bhalla will challenge Representative Rob Menendez Jr, son of Senator Bob Menendez who is facing facing federal corruption charges, in the Democratic primary next year. If elected, he will be the first turbaned Sikh elected to US Congress.  

American Sikh Mayor announces Congressional bid from New Jersey

Indian-origin Dave Sharma officially sworn in as senator in Australia

Indian-origin Dave Sharma officially sworn in as senator in Australia
Indian-origin former MP Dave Sharma was officially sworn in on Monday as a senator for New South Wales (NSW) in the Australian Parliament. Sharma, 47, defeated former state treasurer Andrew Constance last month to become the first person of Indian-origin from the opposition Liberal party to win the NSW senate positio

Indian-origin Dave Sharma officially sworn in as senator in Australia

Akshaya Raman Crafting Indian-Inspired YA Fantasy and Hopeful Narratives

Akshaya Raman Crafting Indian-Inspired YA Fantasy and Hopeful Narratives
Tamil-American author Akshaya Raman wrote "The Ivory Key" as the first in a two-book series. The second part, "The Crimson Fortress," hit the bookstores on November 14th. A Bay Area resident and biology graduate, Raman traded a career in science for fantasy writing, a transaction that so far has paid off. Writing "The Crimson Fortress" took Akshaya to Rajasthan —where she visited forts and step-wells she would later incorporate into the story—Tamil Nadu (her home state) and Goa.

Akshaya Raman Crafting Indian-Inspired YA Fantasy and Hopeful Narratives

Indian-American businessman in Alabama Congressional District race

Indian-American businessman in Alabama Congressional District race
An Indian-American businessman and real estate broker is among 21 candidates who have qualified to run for Congress in Alabama state's 2nd District as a Democrat. Vimal Patel, 39, will be contesting the March 5 primary next year along with 13 Democrats and eight Republicans for the District, which spans south Alabama and includes Montgomery County and a portion of Mobile County.

Indian-American businessman in Alabama Congressional District race