Prabha, more often known endearingly as “Sipi” Bhandari, is a lot of things. Previously, general counsel of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., and global head of its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) business, Sipi recently transitioned to senior vice president, principal deputy general counsel at the federal home mortgage company, Freddie Mac, where she specializes in mortgage
Breast cancer survivor Nina Kikani was getting ready for work one spring morning, just weeks before her oldest son’s wedding, when she discovered a lump on the left side of her chest. In just a moment, and when she least expected it, Nina’s life as she knew it began to change in a drastic way.
With campuses closed to visits from prospective college students, The Indian SCENE is bringing the college experience to you. This time around, The Indian SCENE spoke with Ninaad Lakshman of Downington, Pennsylvania, a promising computer science major at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Located in the very heart of Atlanta, the institution offers a sprawling
“Every day I ask myself, how am I making a difference in this world,” says Harish Kolasani, founder of the Non-Resident India (NRI) Seva Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping the underprivileged in India in health, education, and senior citizen care. It has already helped over 382,000 people since its inception in 2010.
This month we bid adieu to The Indian SCENE’s long-time editor Maitreyi. I’m immensely grateful and delighted to step into her shoes and shoulder the responsibilities as the publication’s new editor. After looking at her body of work, I can undeniably agree with Lipsa and state that I have some very large shoes to fill
In 1969, Chain Sandhu landed in Detroit with his wife and child. All he had with him was $6 and a singular vision to pursue the American dream. Fast forward to 50 years later: Chain, who died this spring, is an immigrant success story. But his path to success was far from ordinary. Growing up,
Lassi with Lavina / The Indian SCENE For young Indian girls who were growing up in America in the ‘70s, there were few role models in political life that looked like them. The American president and vice-president were always white and always male. With President Obama’s inauguration, they finally got to see a minority family
With campuses closed to visits from prospective students, the Indian SCENE is bringing the college experience to you. This week, in a slightly different installment, The Indian SCENE spoke with Tej Munshi, a soccer player and aspiring doctor, about the recruitment process and the demands of being a college athlete. Munshi, a sophomore pre-medicine major, was
Q&A: Local 4 anchor Priya Mann on the weight of reporting, the immigrant mentality and the moment ahead
Growing up in the Toronto area, Local 4 WDIV Detroit anchor Priya Mann “devoured” the news. Her parents subscribed to the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail, and together they’d discuss opinion pieces, cultural trends and the day’s controversies. Pursuing a career in journalism seemed like a logical next step, though it wasn’t until
Fall is very definitely in the air and it’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to transitional looks to take us from the balmy days of summer into the cooler autumnal months. The temperatures are not low enough to warrant puffer coats and boots quite yet, so trench coats are the perfect solution