The Chicago Bears made history after promoting its safeties coach, Sean Desai, as the team’s defensive coordinator, making him the first person of Indian descent to become a coordinator in the NFL.
The historic announcement came on Jan. 22 when the Bears officially confirmed the 37-year-old as the team’s new defensive coordinator, replacing NFL coach veteran Chuck Pagano, who revealed his plan to retire on Jan. 13.
Indian Americans are celebrating the historic win of Kamala Harris as the first female, first Black and first vice president of South Asian descent after major news outlets called the winners on Saturday.
thinking about Shyamala and all the Indian moms out there feeling the emotions my mom is feeling right now; to vote for, and elect, someone who was raised around the same food, the same discipline, the same culture. pic.twitter.com/g7wp0D3Qs1
A man has been charged for the death of a 19-year-old Indian American student who attended the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Donald Thurman, who is not associated with the university, was arrested on Sunday near the Blue line train station at Halsted and Harrison streets.
Indian American Shree Saini was crowned the new Miss India Worldwide, the oldest and largest beauty pageant in the Indian diaspora.
Saini, who came from Punjab, bested other women of Indian descent from 17 countries in the competition held in Fords, New Jersey on Friday.
Florida Highway Patrol trooper Mithil Patel is being hailed as a hero after risking his own life to save a local businessman from getting hit by a spinning car.
The 31-year-old trooper was surveying a prior crash involving Rony Bottex at Interstate 95 in southern Martin County near Hobe Sound last week when another vehicle spun out of control after getting hit in a separate accident.
Nimesh Patel, a former writer for “Saturday Night Live,” was booted from a stand-up routine at Columbia University after cracking a joke about gay Black men.
The incident occurred on Friday night at “cultureSHOCK: Reclaim,” an annual showcase organized by the university’s Asian American Alliance (AAA).
“The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening said that Apu, an Indian character slammed for perpetuating stereotypes, was named after an acclaimed Indian film trilogy that he described as the “greatest films in the history of cinema.”
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Groening acknowledged the controversy around the character, who entered the series in 1990.
Besting 515 competitors from across the United States, a 14-year-old Indian-American student won the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Karthik Nemmani, who hails from McKinney, Texas, became this year’s champion after correctly spelling the word “koinonia” on Thursday night. According to Merriam-Webster, the winning word means “Christian fellowship or body of believers.”
Months after the release of the documentary “The Problem With Apu”, “The Simpsons” finally broke its silence via a weak joke that simply dismissed its criticisms while poking fun at the film’s creator, Hari Kondabolu.
Conservative political commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza apologized on Wednesday after facing backlash from both sides of the aisle for mocking the teen survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting on Valentine’s Day.
D’Souza received thousands of replies from enraged Twitter users after he wrote to his 800,000 followers on Tuesday, “Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs.”
Shanthi Viswanathan is an Indian-American math teacher whose quick thinking helped save the lives of her students during the horrific shooting Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.
Viswanathan, known as “Mrs. V” of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has earned praise from her students and their parents for her heroism.
An Indian American enrolled at Adelphi University as a dental student was mercilessly killed after being run over by a driver who crashed into her SUV.
Taranjit Parmar, 18, got out of her SUV and attempted to exchange contact information with the person who accidentally bumped her vehicle on Thursday in a fender bender near Long Island, New York.