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Man shares how he finally landed his Google job after nearly a decade of trying in viral Instagram post

  • Instagram user Advin Roy Netto (@advinroynetto), who has been applying for a job at Google since 2013, posted a video on Friday about finally clearing his Google interview.
  • In the wholesome clip, which has already amassed over 2.7 million views and 194,000 likes, his mother and wife can be seen reacting happily to his good news. 
  • “We generally see the good side of any story on social media,” Netto wrote in his video’s caption. “What we need to understand is the effort that went behind it. … Every year, when I don’t hear back [from Google], I check what’s wrong with me. I tried to make changes in my resume and portfolio and try again.”
  • “After a certain point, I thought I didn’t have a degree from a reputed design college, which could be one of the reasons,” he continued. “I don’t have control over that, but I have control over improving my portfolio and resume. So after several failed attempts, here I am.”
  • Near the end of his post’s caption, Netto included a list of tips and important lessons he learned throughout his Google application journey.

An Instagram post with job application tips from a newly hired Google employee has gone viral.

On Friday, Instagram user Advin Roy Netto (@advinroynetto) posted a video about finally clearing his Google interview.

Crying father drops off daughter at dream college in wholesome viral video 

  • A now-viral Instagram video posted by Preksha (@pre.xsha) on Wednesday shows her overjoyed parents dropping her off at Miranda House College in New Delhi, India.
  • "Pov: You made your parents proud," the video’s onscreen text says.
  • “They were dropping me off at ‘our’ dream destination Miranda House College, Delhi University,” Preksha explained in her post’s caption. “It was my first day so we were just exploring the campus and suddenly i noticed tears rolling down my father's eyes. He was so overwhelmed with happiness and was on another level of emotions.”
  • Several Instagram users commented on Preshka’s video, with many of them sharing that it brought them to tears.
  • “Too real. This is so beautiful I’m ugly crying at it.. Welcome to Miranda ya!” one Instagram user commented.
  • Preksha’s viral video has already amassed over 12.4 million views and 1.3 million likes.

A video of a father shedding happy tears while dropping off his daughter at her new college last week has gone viral. 

In an Instagram video posted by Preksha (@pre.xsha) on Wednesday, the man can be seen crying beside his wife while they ride in a rickshaw around Preksha’s campus in New Delhi, India.

Rishi Sunak to become UK’s first British Asian prime minister

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  • Rishi Sunak, a 42-year-old former finance minister, is set to become the U.K.’s first British Asian prime minister after winning the race on Monday to lead the Conservative Party.
  • Sunak’s victory makes him the first person of color to be British prime minister, the first Hindu to hold the post and the youngest person to take office in over 200 years.
  • Sunak is also set to become the U.K.’s third leader in less than two months this year as the nation faces economic and political chaos.⁠
  • He will be replacing Liz Truss, who resigned after less than 46 days in office due to a failed tax-cutting budget that resulted in a revolt within the Conservative Party.
  • Sunak’s main challenge as the next prime minister will be to restore economic stability and unite a demoralized party.

Former finance minister Rishi Sunak will become the U.K.’s first British Asian prime minister.

Sunak, 42, won the race on Monday to lead the Conservative Party after being the only candidate to secure the support of more than 100 Conservative members of parliament needed to stay in the race. His remaining rival, Penny Mordaunt, withdrew from the race after she failed to secure the nomination threshold of 100 Conservative lawmakers.

‘Collab of the century’: TikTok video of Indian and Scottish fusion wedding goes viral

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  • The wedding of an Indian and Scottish couple went viral on TikTok for their unique musical medley of both cultural backgrounds.
  • Two men wearing traditional Indian clothing play two-headed hand drums that appear to be dholaks, while a man wearing a kilt and a Glengarry bonnet plays the bagpipe.
  • The tune that is played as the newlyweds enter the room combines both traditional Indian and Scottish music, resulting in a special rendition of “Scotland the Brave.”
  • Viewers of the video applauded the combination of two traditions to form a wedding song.

The wedding of an Indian man and a Scottish woman went viral on TikTok for its unique musical medley of both cultural backgrounds.

In a video posted to TikTok on Aug. 25, the couple can be seen entering their wedding reception venue with a band of men playing traditional Indian drums and a Scottish bagpipe.

Starbucks chooses Indian-born CEO to lead company as it faces inflation, unionization

  • Laxman Narasimhan, the former CEO of multinational consumer goods company Reckitt, has been chosen as the next CEO of the global coffee chain Starbucks.
  • The 55-year-old executive hails from the Indian city of Pune, where he completed a degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering Pune (COEP) in 1988. 
  • "Starbucks commitment to uplift humanity through connection and compassion has long distinguished the company, building an unrivaled, globally admired brand that has transformed the way we connect over coffee," Narasimhan said in a statement. 
  • Narasimhan will join Starbucks as “incoming CEO” on Oct. 1 before fully taking over on April 1, 2023, from outgoing chief executive Howard Schult.
  • Narasimhan is the latest among the growing number of CEOs of Indian descent to head leading U.S. companies, including Twitter’s Parag Agrawal, Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen, Deloitte’s Punit Renjen and FedEx’s Raj Subramaniam.

Starbucks named Indian-born Laxman Narasimhan its next chief executive officer on Thursday. 

“Starbucks commitment to uplift humanity through connection and compassion has long distinguished the company, building an unrivaled, globally admired brand that has transformed the way we connect over coffee,” Narasimhan said after the announcement.

Indian college dropout becomes world’s third richest man

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  • Indian business tycoon Gautam Adani, 60, is now the world’s third richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
  • Adani, who chairs the Adani Group, overtook France’s Bernard Arnault after a surge this week.
  • Adani’s conglomerate runs businesses in port development and operations, aerospace and military defense, thermal power generation and solar manufacturing, to name a few areas.
  • A college dropout, Adani first worked as a diamond trader before venturing into global trade.

Indian business tycoon Gautam Adani has reportedly surpassed France’s Bernard Arnault to become the world’s third richest person.

Adani, 60, is the founder and current chairman of the Adani Group, one of India’s top conglomerates with stakes in port development and operations, aerospace and military defense, thermal power generation and solar manufacturing, among other areas.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas says it took nearly 10 years to get desired Hollywood roles

  • Indian actor and model Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared during a recent interview with Pinkvilla that she is finally getting her desired Hollywood roles after working in the American film industry for almost 10 years.
  • A renowned Bollywood star in India, Chopra Jonas lamented how there still aren’t “enough Hollywood opportunities right now” for South Asian actors.
  • “In big commercial films, one has to struggle a lot to get a lead role or a leading role. It takes a lot of work," she shared. “I have been working in Hollywood for almost 10 years and now I am finally doing what I wanted to do."
  • “It has really been my quest since I started working in Hollywood to be able to create or take on mainstream and pivotal characters in big commercial entertainment… because I didn't have it,” she told NextShark in December.
  • Chopra Jonas has several upcoming projects, including the Amazon Prime series “Citadel” and the film “It's All Coming Back to Me.”

Indian actor and model Priyanka Chopra Jonas said it took her nearly a decade of struggling before finally finding success in Hollywood.

During a recent interview with Pinkvilla, Chopra Jonas opened up about her initial challenges with breaking into the American film industry following her thriving Bollywood career.

TikTok user shares ‘POV’ of Indians receiving ‘backhanded’ racial compliments

  • A TikTok user uploaded a viral video on Tuesday where he shows a comedic “POV” (point of view) of what it’s like receiving “backhanded compliments” as an Indian.
  • In the 12-second skit, a voice can be heard telling the man that he is “very sexy for an Indian” and “smells good for an Indian” as the creator frowns at the camera.
  • The video has garnered over 3.1 million views and 566,000 likes since being uploaded.

A viral video on TikTok shows what it’s like to receive “backhanded compliments” as an Indian.

In the 12-second skit captioned “POV: U get complimented ‘for an Indian,’” TikTok user @byefarzy tells an unseen person, “It was really nice meeting you.” The voice then responds: “I must say, you’re very sexy for an Indian. Yeah, and you smell good for an Indian too.” 

Transgender activist attacked in San Francisco robbery attempt says she was targeted for being Hindu

  • Anjali Rimi, president and chief executive officer of Parivar Bay Area, a San Francisco-based nonprofit supporting queer and trans South Asians, fell victim to an attempted robbery on Saturday night.
  • Rimi was crossing a street with a friend — another trans South Asian woman — when a motorcycle “suddenly revved up” and “came at us,” she told SFGate.
  • The 43-year-old sustained a hand injury in the incident, which she believes was a targeted crime because she is Hindu and was wearing a sari at the time.
  • San Francisco police, however, said they found “no indication that this was a prejudice-based incident.”

A trans Indian woman believes she was targeted for wearing a sari in an alleged attempted robbery in downtown San Francisco on Saturday night.

Anjali Rimi, president and chief executive officer of Parivar Bay Area — a local nonprofit supporting queer and trans South Asians — sustained a hand injury in the incident which involved a speeding motorcycle.

Indian medical student refused to flee war-torn Ukraine without her Siberian husky puppy

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  • A Kerala medical student, Arya Aldrin, refused to leave behind her six-month-old Siberian Husky puppy Zaira in Ukraine during evacuation.
  • Aldrin was planning to leave Ukraine on an Air Asia chartered flight with her pet; however, the plane would not allow the dog onto the flight.
  • The 20-year-old had tried to find a shelter for Zaira but was unable to do so and opted to search for another flight that would allow the two to leave together.
  • Some Ukrainians are fleeing the country with their pets as many refuse to leave them behind as the Russian invasion continues.
  • The luckier animals without homes are being rescued by volunteers and are being kept and fed in shelters.

An Indian medical student in Ukraine, Arya Aldrin, refused to evacuate the country without her beloved six-month-old Siberian puppy, Zaira, amidst the Russian invasion.

Aldrin, who is originally from Kerala, India, adopted Zaira while attending medical school in Ukraine. 

Indian students stranded in Ukraine plead for help: ‘There is a lot of panic’

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  • About 13,000 Indian students studying abroad in Ukraine are still stranded and desperately calling on the Indian Embassy to help them evacuate the war-torn country.
  • The Indian embassy is organizing evacuation efforts for Indian citizens in Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Moldova, but many students located in eastern Ukraine, where the war has intensified, are fearing for their lives.
  • Many international Indian students had been drawn to Ukraine’s universities due to their affordability and easier entrance requirements.
  • In one viral tweet posted on Feb. 28, stranded Indian students desperately called for help on social media. “Please help us get out immediately,” one student said in the video. “There is a lot of panic.”

Thousands of Indian students studying abroad in Ukraine are desperately calling on the Indian Embassy to help them evacuate the war-torn country.

According to The Wall Street Journal, around 8,000 of the estimated 20,000 Indians residing in Ukraine have fled from the country since India’s External Affairs Ministry issued its advisory on Feb. 15. About 13,000 out of the estimated 18,000 Indian students enrolled in Ukrainian universities, however, are still left stranded as of Feb. 27, reported NDTV